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Michael Gidney says Fairtrade is moving on from its early ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach

When price is all that matters, can Lidl and Aldi afford to offer a wider choice of ethical products?

The Fairtrade Foundation’s Michael Gidney wants Lidl and Aldi to offer a wider choice of ethical products

Tributes outside the synagogue where Dan Uzan was killed on Sunday in Copenhagen

Copenhagen shootings: Scandinavia at a crossroads after latest terror attack

There are fears that a gold-star education system is slipping because these small countries are struggling to cope with their new diversity

Bob Shennan, controller of Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music as well as the BBC director of music, is a fan of Coldplay, Bob Dylan and Elbow

BBC Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan: The man who has listeners coming out of his ears

With two million more people tuning into Radio 2 than when he took the reigns in 2009, Shennan talks about the challenges in maintaining that audience

Bigger revenues will mean bigger wages for the Premier League's top players

Premier League TV rights: As long as viewers are sofa-bound and spending, the broadcasters will shell out

Just when you think we have hit Peak Football, the media groups take the incredible growth of this industry into extra time

Tax avoidance issue is too big for one nation to solve

It’s true: some of the world’s biggest companies have invested a huge amount of effort in reducing their tax bill. PwC and the rest of the Big Four accountancy firms have advised them how to do so. And it’s all been completely above board.

Trevor Phillips says he learnt a lot from Ken Livingstone ‘because he really knows how to terrify his opponents’

Trevor Phillips interview: 'Lenny Henry's celebrity has allowed us to be heard' - bringing ethnic diversity to Britain’s boardrooms

The James Ashton Interview: Working alongside the comedian, Trevor Phillips is pushing for diversity in the boardrooms – and for politicians to stop hiding from the immigration issue

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?