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Even now, political leaders are advocating wholly orthodox approaches to managing deficits and currency volatility

Build a better future for your business and for you

The UK economy seems to be in a period of very slow growth or possibly even stagnation. At the same time, the Government is repeatedly reminding us that smaller businesses will be the engines of growth and job creation in the recovery.

The full list of university fees

Here are the details of the fees that universities and colleges in England are planning to charge next year (2012/13).

Donations to charity fall by £70m

The recession and a squeeze on household incomes is hitting donations to charities, which are down £70m on last year.

Ian Burrell: Huffington has to find the right formula to post a success in the UK

Arianna Huffington will personally launch the UK version of her American blog-based news website, The Huffington Post, next week. For the irrepressible Athens-born former Cambridge University student and BBC presenter, this is a crucial return to the country she once called home.

A slice of Britain: Lib Dem guerrillas plot their next move

The Social Liberal Forum, which triggered the party's revolt against the NHS reforms, is made up of renegades with a mission. Matt Chorley joins the SLR at City University London

Is five a day enough?

Some experts now say we should eat eight or more – while others say fruit and veg are over-hyped. Toby Manning goes in search of the magic number

Just <u>one</u> university will escape funding cuts

All bar one of England's 130 universities had their spending slashed for the next academic year yesterday.

Is this the start of a Mac-lash?

That Apple makes money from apps is not news. But it's the way it works that has hacked off fanboys and disenchanted developers. Ian Burrell examines how loyalty has been tested to the limit

Brendan Barber: The union man who won't use a megaphone

The TUC general secretary tells James Moore why softly-softly tactics are needed as the Coalition wields the axe

Peter Andry: Classical record producer and executive who worked with most of the stars of his time

Peter Andry, the classical record executive and producer, spent more than 50 years making records for Decca, EMI and Warner Classics. Among the performers with whom he collaborated were conductors such as Bernstein, Klemperer and Von Karajan and performers like Callas, Carreras and Domingo.

Professor unveils new twist on the humble escalator

Architects and developers queue up for a chance to install the Levytator &ndash; the moving staircase which can glide round corners

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Who is Mr Justice Eady?

Inside the mind of Britain's most controversial judge

A ray of sunshine: the man making money from local papers

The founder of Tindle Newspapers tells Matthew Bell how his empire defies the nay-sayers

The gender gap: Messages that can affect the way boys and girls grow up

Why do we still treat sons and daughters so differently? Kate Hilpern looks at how preconceived notions can have serious and long-lasting consequences
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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?