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Thursday 24 January 2013
Cost-cutting firms who still have to send executives on planes to do business are making them fly easyJet –and that's helped the budget airline slash its expected first-half loss.
Saturday 08 December 2012
The Pentagon announced Friday that it will examine whether its generals and admirals receive too many perks and said they should receive more ethics training earlier in their careers.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Scottish parliamentarians and the other 580,000 public-sector workers in Scotland will be flying easyJet after the budget airline signed a travel deal in the country.
Friday 23 November 2012
Government stands firm on prison votes
Sunday 30 September 2012
Remember the 2006 drama The Lives of Others, about surveillance in the old East Germany? Its ambitious novelistic sprawl would have expanded nicely into a television series – you could imagine the film's Stasi snooper as a TV anti-hero, a shabbier Don Draper or Tony Soprano in ill-fitting headphones.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
This J B Priestley play impressed the critics when it opened in 1935 but flopped after only a few weeks and has since sunk into near oblivion.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Locked-in syndrome is a cruel condition by which a person is able to think clearly, but as a result of paralysis is unable to move or interact normally with the world. Usually the result of a stroke or other brain trauma, the syndrome was first brought to wide public attention through the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), which told the story of the French journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby.
Friday 17 August 2012
The debate about assisted suicide has been reignited after the High Court ruled that two men with locked-in-syndrome cannot be legally helped to die.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Q. I have to attend a conference in New York on post-traumatic stress on 11 September. I had thought that flights would be at least reasonable on/around this date but they look expensive. Why would fares have rocketed? David Jessop, Bristol
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson's existence of "pure torture" could continue for another 20 years or more if he does not win the right to end his life when he chooses, the High Court heard today.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
François Hollande, the man who wooed the French with the promise to be a "normal" president, has decided to depart from rules and conventions in the name of normality.
Monday 12 March 2012
The High Court today ruled that a paralysed man can begin legal proceedings for a doctor to end his "intolerable life".
Friday 09 March 2012
Yesterday the Queen set off on the first leg of her Jubilee tour. By her Maj's usual standards the 100-mile, one-hour trip from London to Leicester was nothing. She is, after all, the most travelled monarch in history having traipsed through 129 countries on 256 overseas tours – with never a day off sick. And thanks to Sir Peter Tapsell MP we now know the secret to her constitution: she never eats shellfish, watermelon or salad while abroad.
Friday 02 March 2012
Steven Soderbergh's virus thriller is blessed with the sort of starry cast – Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Matt Damon – that use to pop up in the finest Seventies disaster movies, but it forgoes the unhinged histrionics that made The Poseidon Adventure, for instance, such a hoot.
Saturday 10 December 2011
Globetrotting friends? Sophie Lam has the perfect presents
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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