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Parents jailed over murder cover-up

A wealthy jeweller and his wife who disposed of evidence to help cover up after their jealous son murdered his girlfriend have been jailed for 27 months each.

Graduate employment gulf revealed

More than a fifth of students at some of England's universities failed to find work after graduating last summer, official figures show.

Andrew Lansley received a stony and at times hostile response at the Royal College of Nursing’s conference yesterday

Doctors call for more strikes over pension reforms

Doctors have escalated their dispute with the Government over pension reforms by calling for more industrial action.

Doctors reject assisted suicides

Doctors have rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

BMA rejects assisted suicide move as one delegate likens it to murder

Doctors today rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado admits £24,000 council tax and benefit fraud

He spends his time on screen chasing down bogus workmen on behalf of ripped-off customers, but today Rogue Traders' Dan Penteado was facing up to allegations against him as he pleaded guilty to council tax and housing benefit fraud that amounted to £24,000.

Hamish Meldrum: He fears that more strikes will leave the BMA isolated

Head of doctors union warns profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again

The head of Britain’s doctors union today warned that the profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again in their dispute with the Government over pensions.

UK job losses as Spain gets planes work

Britain's manufacturing industry suffered a blow yesterday when defence group Cobham said a major military planes contract will move from southern England to Spain, leading to up to 320 job losses.

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Così fan tutte, Holland Park, London

This impressive staging of Tchaikovsky's opera manages to be both playful, and deadly serious

BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado denies £24,000 benefit fraud allegations

A presenter on BBC consumer affairs programme Rogue Traders, who is facing benefit fraud accusations, claimed today that the matter is a "misunderstanding". 

Boy arrested in drug death inquiry

Police investigating the suspected drug death of a 15-year-old girl in Liverpool have made an arrest.

Labour boosted by Barnet Borough by-election victory

Labour advanced in the latest council by-elections with a spectacular gain from Tories in north London's Barnet Borough.

Former Moss Bros boss to help retailer to refinance

Listed department store chain Beales has hired a former Moss Bros board member as interim finance director as it closes in on a refinancing package.

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Theresa May faces calls to resign after being booed offstage at Police Federation address

Home Secretary endured sustained mocking as she sought to defend the Government’s cost-cutting agenda during a hostile meeting of rank-and-file police officers.

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