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Caroline Flint MP, the shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, says Ed Miliband has been subjected to some ‘pretty horrendous personal attacks’

Caroline Flint: ‘We are in touching distance of winning because of Ed, not in spite of Ed’

The shadow Energy Secretary has been one of Labour’s most persuasive voices ever - and now the Big Six energy companies might have to fear her

The bank levy was introduced in 2010, but raised less than expected as banks’ balance sheets shrank to make them less risky.
Jenny Watson has told her staff that the election result is going to be close

Jenny Watson, chair of the Electoral Commission: ‘The idea of marking an X in a box probably seems completely alien’

Ahead of a drive to register one million missing voters, Jenny Watson, chair of the Electoral Commission, discusses the challenges ahead

Martin Glenn (left) and Gary Lineker in the early days of their Walkers partnership

Martin Glenn appointed FA CEO: FA signs the man who killed Captain Birdseye

New chief executive Martin Glenn, who also recruited Lineker, is a rebranding guru

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

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor