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Ben Youngs' form has slipped

Ben Youngs eager to prove his worth to England

Ben Youngs accepts that a frustrating loss of form has left him in danger of being dropped by England for the first time in his career.

The dominant companies - EDF, E.on, British Gas, Scottish and Southern,Scottish Power and Npower - will have to overhaul their confusing and expensive tariffs this year to escape tougher action, it said

Energy watchdog tells big firms: cut prices or else

Big Six suppliers could face mandatory price controls, says Ofgem, as public anger mounts over exorbitant fuel bills

Bahrain set for fresh protests on revolt anniversary

Bahraini protesters dissatisfied with the government's reform moves prepared for a fresh attempt to retake a landmark roundabout today, the first anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising crushed by the Gulf Arab kingdom.

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Huhne's former press secretary Carina Trimingham

Chris Huhne: The affair, the phone call, and how it all went wrong for the millionaire minister

Andy McSmith charts his dazzling rise in the City and Westminster – and a speedy fall

A politician of unimpeachable integrity: Scalfaro in 2006

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro: Former president of Italy, renowned for his honesty

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro was a Catholic politician whose anachronistic virtues, in particular his complete honesty and his commitment to the constitution, came to Italy's rescue during the gravest political crisis of the post-war era, the corruption scandal which erupted in 1993.

War hero Djokovic is outstripping everyone

Robin Scott-Elliot reveals the unlikely secrets of the Grand Slam hero's extraordinary stamina

Recession is on the cards, say finance chiefs

More than half of the finance chiefs of Britain's biggest companies expect the UK to fall back into recession this year, after seeing credit availability deteriorate at the fastest rate since the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008.

Finance chiefs expect Britain to return to recession

More than half of the finance chiefs of Britain's biggest companies expect the UK to fall back into recession this year, after seeing credit availability deteriorate at the fastest rate since the failure of Lehman Brothers.

Space debris crash lands in Cosmonaut Street

Residents of the remote Russian village of Vagaitsevo were surprised when debris from a satellite that had failed to launch properly crashed in their community, hitting a house on Cosmonaut Street.

James Moore: A megabank can still hit the rocks and it will be far from orderly if it happens

Outlook: The trouble with Lehman was it was too big to fail, with tendrils that spread so much poison
Vaclav Havel in 1989. Two weeks later he was elected first president of the than Czechoslovakia when the state communist system crumbled in the Velvet Revolution

Former Czech leader Vaclav Havel dies age 75

Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who turned to politics to help peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 75.

The Prime Minister's threat to veto a deal on ending the problems in the euro has angered some in Brussels

Top Tories press Cameron on EU reform referendum

David Cameron is under mounting pressure from all sides as he prepares for today's critical European Union summit aimed at ending the crisis in the eurozone.

Hamish McRae: Planning for the inconceivable can ease pain of the inevitable

Economic Life: The central banks' pumping in money was an emergency measure, a short-term fix to cope with an extreme situation

Charisma: Kami Thompson

Kami Thompson, The Bowery, London

Brother Teddy has clocked up five classily crafted pop albums, dad Richard, the progenitor of English folk-rock, rather more. Mum Linda's split with Richard spawned the sorrowfully thrilling break-up album Shoot Out the Lights (1982), the pair's last and best together. Linda was pregnant as it was recorded and she and Richard fell apart. And that daughter, Kami, is here tonight, with Linda watching in the wings, to launch her own first album, Love Lies.

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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
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Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'