Hot planet, cold summers

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PETER RHODES on the latest twist on global warming, terms of affection and lethal driving in the rain.

A new day dawns

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A new day dawns. PETER RHODES on the triumph of Jeremy Corbyn, a fairer deal for carers and a George Clooney moment.

Rebels in blazers


PETER RHODES on the new school-year chorus of human rights, the forgotten Welsh army and life under President Blair.

Why so few?


PETER RHODES on Britain's migrant target, Germany's make-believe figures and the Corbyn plan for early retirement.

The joys of martyrdom

PETER RHODES on death in the desert , the right future for Syrian orphans and why bee keeping is best left to others.

Free to travel?


PETER RHODES on the borderless EU, summer houses on the NHS and mankind's lethal curiosity.

Anyone for rat?

There are fears that vCJD could pass onto people through blood transfusions

PETER RHODES on road-kill cookery, X Factor allegations and why it's safest to be a cynic.

Oh, Spanish plumes

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PETER RHODES on our changing weather forecasts, a glorious harvest and some ducking and diving by the man who would lead Labour.

Once a knight . . .

PETER RHODES on the best of honours, the demise of a jungle tyrant and the most useless plastic card of all.

To thine own self be true

PETER RHODES on a lesson from Hamlet, an American hero and the reality of retirement - as unpaid babysitters.