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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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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam