TERRY PRONE: Fountains will offer a sprinkling of hope as our summers heat up

A decent fountain throws water up into the air to refract sunlight and cool the surroundings, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: I could programme myself to allow a robot to care for me in old age

When I gave it a bit more thought though, I fell half in love with the idea of having my own personal robot to mind me, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: Cowen might have an honorary doctorate, but he has not learned

The degree was an opportunity for Cowen to make a speech. A lengthy speech. Fifty minutes, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay ...

This is not a man caught out inflating a reality. This is a man caught out believing nonsense, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Eleventh commandment should be ‘thou shalt not complain’. Ever

Unlike most previous Popes, Francis doesn’t buzz off to Castel Gandolfo for a cool holiday during these summer months, when Rome becomes a swelter of stickiness. 

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TERRY PRONE: Feminism is not about making allowances for perceived weakness

You have to wonder about legislators bringing in law that is, inevitably, going to make employers not currently gagging to employ females even less likely to want them, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: When you admit you’re teetotal you’ll be met by a chorus of booze

Designated Driver is useful cover. You can say you’re not drinking and everybody just moves on, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Time to stop getting so hot under the collar about dress codes

THE picture was of a line of schoolboys headed for class. At first glance, nothing remarkable about them. At second glance, something very remarkable about them, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Greens slash and burn as they propose to get tough on plastics

Never in the history of humanity has prosperity and waste danced together in such lockstep, writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: Voters want to be danced for and May couldn’t, or wouldn’t, dance

The fact is that, although the outward and visible sign was poor communications, the underlying policy reality was the problem, writes Terry Prone.

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TERRY PRONE: I’ve bottled up my anger, but recycling is an ugly business

If driving to work tomorrow after the bank holiday, you happen to pass a bottle bank, the chances are that you will avert your gaze. writes Terry Prone

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TERRY PRONE: For every success story, remember others that end up on scrapheap

Google Glass connected glasses were set to be a big seller but then invasion of privacy issues surfaced, writes Terry Prone

 

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TERRY PRONE: Putting Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in a box because of his education is a terrible mistake

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran listens with a ferocious level of concentration. He has some memory. Because he cares. Because he works, writes Terry Prone.

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