Kunal Dutta

Kunal Dutta is a news writer and reporter. He has written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Independent Voices and More Intelligent Life.

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The latest Treasury estimates show Britain is on course to reach an employment rate of 72.6% in the second quarter of this year

General Election 2015: Tories will give Britain a job 'for everyone who wants one' by 2020, says David Cameron

Mr Cameron said his party would help business to create a further two million jobs, bringing Britain close to what he described as 'effective full employment'

Lord Ashcroft’s latest weekly survey showed his Tory party gaining three points to 36 per cent on last week with Labour up one on 34 per cent

General Election 2015: Latest poll gives Tories slim lead over Labour - but Ed Miliband is closing gap on David Cameron

Liberal Democrats shed two points to stand at 6 per cent and Ukip suffered a similar drop to 10 per cent

Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London, as he laughed off his latest controversy telling reporters he was 'just off to the job centre'

Jeremy Clarkson 'will be sacked from Top Gear' with Chris Evans tipped to take over

It is thought he may sign for American network Netflix

Germanwings crash: Crews refuse to fly 'for personal reasons'

The Airbus 320 involved had 58,300 flight hours and made over 46,700 flights since 1991

Staff members of Germanwings and Lufthansa hold a candlelight vigil outside the headquarters of Germanwings in Cologne

Germanwings crash: Foreign Secretary says it is 'sadly likely' that British nationals were among the 150 people killed in horror Alps plane crash

Philip Hammond said 'it is likely there were some British nationals' but has not released any more details

Black box insurance is growing in popularity. File photo

'Black box' in car alerts insurers to crash and saves young driver’s life

Max Charles, 20, would not be alive today if not for the tracker installed in his car

Jeremy Paxman has admitted he is a 'one-nation Tory'

Jeremy Paxman was approached by Tories to stand as MP in Kensington

It is the second such approach made by Downing Street in recent years

The familes of Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum have travelled to Turkey in a bid to retrace the missing girls' movements

Missing schoolgirls: Families of three British schoolgirls travel to Turkey in bid to retrace their last steps

The girls are thought to have boarded a bus bound for Urfa close to the Syrian border where they met people smugglers who brought them into the Isis-stronghold of Raqqa

Janice Atkinson as the MEP has been expelled by Ukip for bringing the party into disrepute over claims about inflated expenses, a party spokesman said.

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson expelled from party over expenses allegations

Atkinson was expelled following allegations about expenses

Miya Ando's sculpture 'After 9/11' was initially unveiled in Battersea Park; now it is going on display in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

After 9/11: Sculpture made from wreckage taken from Ground Zero finds permanent home in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

It was a piece of mangled metal from the wreckage of Ground Zero presented to Britain as a lasting symbol of peace. But it lasted just 28 days on public display before it was lifted and unceremoniously dumped on a Cambridge farm to collect rust.

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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
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Caves were re-opened to the public
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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

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But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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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
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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
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Robert Parker interview

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

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