News Sir Michael Wilshaw has vowed to tackle what he called 'a culture of casual acceptance' of low level disruption in schools

Schools will face “no notice” inspections of their pupils’ behaviour as from Monday.

Police and intelligence services have been sending terror suspects’ DNA to counterparts around the world with no official scrutiny over their actions, a government watchdog has warned

Police told to explain use of unregulated DNA database

Police and intelligence services have been sending terror suspects’ DNA to counterparts around the world with no official scrutiny over their actions, a government watchdog has warned.

In its annual report published today the company revealed it made an operating profit of £294 million.

Vodafone pays no UK corporation tax for second year running despite earning £5 billion in sales

In its annual report published today the company revealed it made an operating profit of £294 million but paid no corporation tax

Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland

Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland misses £2.9m shares bonus

But he still earned a total pay package worth £2.1m

The National Railway Museum in York

Three national museums face prospect of charging for entry - and they're all in the north

National Rail Museum at York and Shildon, Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI), and Bradford's National Media Museum warned to brace themselves

Embattled Dwell eyes sale of the furniture chain

The upmarket furniture retailer Dwell is working with advisers to explore its options, including a possible sale of the business.

The HS2 project is bitterly opposed by some MPs

HS2, benefit cap and broadband roll-out: Government flagship projects are 'unachievable'

23 schemes, totalling billions of pounds worth of public money, were given an amber/red rating

Derek Pain: Online crowd leaves many unconnected

No Pain, No Gain

The 'space race' of opening big supermarkets is over

Tesco checkout staff see bonus pot halved as profits slump

Checkout staff at Tesco have seen their annual shares bonus pot halved after the supermarket giant slumped to its first annual profits fall in nearly 20 years.

The actor stars as Frank Gallagher in Shameless

No Offence: Channel 4 to show the other side of Shameless with Paul Abbott cop drama

Channel 4 is to show the other side of Shameless after announcing a new drama series which follows a group of police officers trying to enforce the law in a chaotic Manchester community.

David Abraham, Chief Executive of Channel 4 who received a £100,000 bonus last year, partly thanks to the success of the Paralympics

Channel 4 boss paid more than BBC director general last year after £100,000 bonus

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham received a £100,000 bonus last year, partly thanks to the success of the Paralympics.

C4 switches off profits and makes a loss

Channel 4 is set to announce its first annual loss in a decade after the state-owned corporation used some of its cash reserves to fund new programming such as the Paralympics.

Shareholders bite back at bosses

The under-fire transport company National Express yesterday endured a significant shareholder rebellion over bosses' pay.

Mentally-ill patients were 'Tasered' more than 50 times in three years

Freedom of Information request reveals extent of stun-gun use by police in psychiatric wards

Bosses' bonuses are axed at Petropavlovsk

The Russian miner Petropavlovsk has scrapped bonuses and incentive payments for its executives and chairman after its shares were hit by a steep gold price drop.

40% rise in global family disputes

Report shows surge in cases where a British judge has to step in

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why