The Independent (29 August 2015)
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The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited. Nicknamed the Indy, it was launched in 1986 and is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The Independent is regarded as coming from the centre-left, on culture and politics, but tends to take a more pro-market stance on economic issues.
controversial cases, escalated to central government, the then Communities Secretary Eric Pickles saw the plans for new farms scrapped. A triumph for Nimbyism, a tragedy for the nation’s energy infrastructure. Making matters worse, the Conservatives recently announced that subsidies for onshore wind farms would be cut a year earlier than planned – a decision that saw 250 proposed wind farms disappear. As the Confederation of British Industry – hardly a group of ecowarriors – pointed out, this
and our place in it have occupied our thoughts for thousands of years. There is something about our world which demands investigation by philosophers. Human beings will never cease to wonder about their own existence. New questions may also emerge from radical changes to our surroundings. One example is artificial intelligence. Will a robot ever achieve consciousness or self-awareness? How does the human brain function? What is the Book club: Gaarder – here reading to schoolchildren – tapped into
tragedy has a score to settle On tour to 20 November (englishtouringopera.org.uk) Class act: Carey Mulligan, Adam Michael Dodd and Ben Whishaw in ‘Suffragette’ Suffragette London Film Festival GEOFFREY MACNAB µµµµµ Suffragette will startle anyone who likes their costume dramas cosy and nostalgic. Its recreation of the London of 1912 is as lovingly detailed as might have anticipated. Early scenes of the heroine Maud (Carey Mulligan) on a hackney cab or walking through the West End look
the titbit that three buyers are looking to relieve majority shareholders CVC Capital Partners of its grand prix trinket. It is hardly a selling point knowing Hamilton is lining up a ninth victory of the season on Sunday with only the weather and another case of bad rubber, à la Singapore where his tyres mysteriously malfunctioned, capable of standing in his way. For Silverstone the issue is simple: either Ecclestone, and any new owner, drop the price of participation, or they make it worth the
the best out of the player, as he does for all the players. They shook hands afterwards.” Cipriani is no stranger to lively moments on the practice paddock. He had a significant bust-up with a member of the coaching team during Martin Johnson’s stewardship of the national side ahead of the last World Cup in New Zealand, and he found himself on the painful end of a punch from his clubmate Josh Lewsey during a Wasps training session around the same time. But more recently, the celebrity midfielder