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The Kumars (Sky1) are back. They've left number 42 at their street in Wembley and moved to Hounslow, where a divorced Sanjeev Kumar/Bhaskar is hosting his TV show from behind his dad's shop where they're renting from new landlord Hawney (pronounced "horny").

During hot weather, government fans would be issued to workers only once the temperature reached '30C or higher'

Civil servants told not to take electric fans to work

Whitehall officials told air coolers could have 'potential impact on electrical supplies' and present a 'risk to electric shock'

Google is among 13 companies taking part this week in an online protection summit called by Maria Miller

Google pledges $5m to battle child porn on the web

Internet giant pledges global funding to help charities find and remove exploitative images

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London's exclusive property prices given a reality check

Even the wallets of wealthy buyers are showing the strain of London's inflated property market, with prices falling in Knightsbridge and Belgravia.

Ever since the transport authorities in Madrid began selling sponsorship rights to their subway system, London Underground has gone a bit LOL-tastic

Government looks to France to get civil servants to fulfil policy

Blue notes are issued when a minister makes a decision, with a timescale for its execution

Google chief Eric Schmidt to meet David Cameron days after MPs maul search giant over tax affairs

Commons Public Accounts Committee members yesterday branded company 'devious,' 'calculating' and 'unethical'

Abu Qatada made his request from Belmarsh prison

Abu Qatada asks Archbishop of Canterbury for prison meeting

The radical cleric Abu Qatada has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking for a private meeting at Belmarsh prison. Abu Qatada is understood to have written to the Most Rev Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace recently, to ask him for a personal visit, even providing him with a prison visiting order.

The Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has asked a think tank to examine how other Westminster-style governments operate

Radical plans to make top mandarins 'chief executives'

Civil servants seen as 'untouchable and unaccountable' could also be put on four-year contracts

Michael Gove has been formally asked to explain his department’s exceptionally poor performance in stonewalling questions from MPs

Michael Gove under fire for Department of Education's stonewalling of Parliament in response to MPs' questions

Education Secretary and his department face possible legal action to force better accountability

Max Clifford addresses reporters outside his home this evening

PR guru Max Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault on teenage girls as young as 14 as he battles to save his career

Clifford describes allegations against him as 'completely false'

Tanni Grey-Thompson has been recommended as the new chair of Sport England

Peers try to block 'political' Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson

Gold medalist's welfare policy criticism blamed for delay in Sport England appointment

Home Office staff start strike action in pay and jobs dispute

Staff at the Home Office will go on strike today in the latest phase of three months of industrial action by civil servants in a dispute over pay, jobs and terms and conditions.

For many non-Tory voters, Thatcher personified the 'nasty party' Cameron promised to detoxify

Cameron pays tribute to Thatcher, but a friend reveals her true feelings

It's been reported that Thatcher was apparently so unimpressed by David Cameron, that she didn't want to die while he was Prime Minister.

Legal age to buy crackers cut as part of 'pointless' red tape rules to be scrapped from tomorrow

Dozens of cuts to red tape will come into force tomorrow, including reducing the age for buying Christmas crackers, saving businesses millions of pounds, the Government has announced.

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