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Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.

'The Americans gave us Woody Allen, we gave them Benny Hill'

David Quantick on Mel Brooks, nailing crabs to pieces of wood, and writing scripts at 42,000ft

The Thick of It and Veep are both about politics. Do things work differently on the other side of the Atlantic?

Professor Brian Cox has expressed concern at the lack of social mobility and limited access to STEM industries

Professor Brian Cox: The Government must put more funding into space exploration

Economic return on investment would be huge

Professor Brian Cox 'would go into space' on a commercial flight, despite Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic tragedy

Speaking at a scientific discovery event in Manchester, he added that there’s “no reason” we won’t see commercial space travel “in the next 10 years”

Tony Robinson, aged 68, grew up in east London

Tony Robinson on 3D imagery, switching football allegiances, and why you should never lie about loving Genesis

'If you move to a different town, why wouldn't you change football teams?'

Kathy Lette: The bestselling Australian novelist on republicanism, women's humour and her interviewer's love life

Your new book centres on a mother-daughter relationship. What did you most enjoy about writing it?

Bradford headteacher Elizabeth Churton says her policy on uniform is about teaching students to follow rules

The headteacher who sent home 152 pupils in a day explains why she did it

Elizabeth Churton explains her tough uniform policies

Images posted by Hanson Academy to explain the dress code to parents

Hanson Academy in Bradford sends 152 pupils home in one day

All for school uniform offences

Ibiza out of season: there's so much more than clubbing

Beautiful beaches and great food - without the partying crowds

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Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

Versace haute couture review

Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate