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The very worst example of wedding greed comes in the form of the wedding gift list, which is a smart name for begging

Leading Article: We should fight to keep the good bits of the Education Bill

Many of the Government's education reforms have had to be shelved as a result of the election. We should not weep too many tears at the loss of the pupil and parent guarantees much trumpeted by Schools Secretary Ed Balls but thought likely by headteachers to lead to a lawyers' bonanza as parents claim their new rights.

Robert Hoy: Prolific actor and stunt performer

The thick, black moustache and dark, wavy hair made Robert Hoy one of the most distinctive faces in television Westerns when he played the ranch hand Joe Butler in The High Chapparal.

Deluge of doctors not responsible for NHS cut in death rate

The NHS may be getting safer but it is becoming less productive and has failed to deliver sufficient bang for the bucks, a report shows.

Premier League nets £1.4bn TV rights bonanza

Global broadcasting deals double in value after bidding war, shattering expectations / Clubs in line for extra £13m each per year

Leading article: Higher education, too, must adapt to more austere times

After a spending bonanza, universities have fat that can be trimmed

British Land gets property value boosts

Commercial property group British Land yesterday hailed a strengthening UK commercial property market when it said that its property values had jumped by 8.2 per cent in the three months to the end of December.

Pernell Roberts: Versatile actor best known as Adam Cartwright of 'Bonanza'

Pernell Roberts, who has died aged 81, will be remembered best for playing Adam, the oldest of the three Cartwright sons on the long-running television Western, Bonanza.

Beckford's bonanza earns Leeds return on £2m gamble

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Borrowing to exceed Darling's worst forecast

The Government is heading for borrowing more of than £200bn this year, on the basis of the latest figures on the Treasury's finances, which have been branded "dismal" by economists.

RBS executives set for record £4bn bonus bonanza

Bonuses and salaries totalling nearly £4bn are to be handed out to employees of the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) this year, it emerged last night.

Oktoberfests around the Globe

Oktoberfest, the most famous beer festival in the world, kicked off its 176th season in Munich on Saturday

Calls for tougher marking after yet another A-grade bonanza

Record number of top grades awarded as pass rate rises for 27th year in succession

Police pay – the great overtime bonanza

Hundreds of PCs earn more than their bosses by working 70-hour weeks to double their salaries

Vital pair will miss Sussex bonanza

Sussex 172-7 Somerset 109
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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
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album