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

Make the EU work for us, not the other way round

Eurosceptics have the wrong idea, argues Alan Riley, as the country prepares to vote in this week's Euro elections

Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Lucy Hawking, science writer

'Home was always full of physicists'

It's boom time on the wards thanks to the recession

Job vacancies for graduates are expected to fall in 2009 for the first time in six years and the private sector, especially investment banking, the long-term favourite destination, will likely be hardest hit. As a result, the public sector is being seen as a safe haven for graduates.

Roger Jenkins: The banker everybody wants to be seen with

One day he's extracting billions from Arab investors. The next he's hosting a party for Hollywood's biggest stars. So who is Roger Jenkins? By Cahal Milmo

The feral beast: Demolition job on City AM

All papers have their problems, but spare a thought for 'City A.M.', the London freesheet. On Friday, staff were forced to move offices after their building was demolished around them. New London Bridge House, a Seventies tower block, is being flattened to make way for a development to be known as the Baby Shard. 'City A.M.' was one of two companies still there as workmen blasted off higher floors. The Beast hears the paper had problems finding a new home but has now moved to Cannon Street.

Maurice Stonefrost: GLC's last Director General who outwitted the Tory government

Maurice Stonefrost was Britain's leading practitioner of local government finance and the last Director General of the Greater London Council. He was a pioneer in seeking to enhance the role and qualifications of accountants, ensuring that their education and training fitted them to act as financial managers and not just technical bookkeepers.

How caring for others gives you options

Job stability and varied career development await nursing graduates

Darling under pressure to avert meltdown of sterling

Alistair Darling will come under pressure this week to act to halt the dramatic slide in the value of the pound, which has tumbled to a six-year low against the dollar and all-time low against the euro.

Elizabeth Eames: Influential, widely published archaeologist whose expertise was in medieval floor-tiles

In 1949 Elizabeth Eames became Special Acting Assistant Keeper in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities in the British Museum. She had been appointed to unwrap and catalogue the department's collections, which had been sent away to safe places for the duration of the Second World War. But before long she was invited to work on the collection of medieval floor-tiles that the trustees had acquired, with a grant from the National Art Collections Fund from the Duke of Rutland in April 1947 to augment the not inconsiderable collection already in the museum.

Is this the end for the £1m City bonus?

The Chancellor says he will look at the culture of huge City bonuses, which he blames for excessive risk-taking. Sean Farrell examines the political backlash against bumper pay

Call for new 'universal' food labelling

A universal system of food labelling which takes into account everything from nutritional information to the product's impact on the environment should be established to guide consumers, according to a food policy analyst.

A return to The Good Life

Climate change, terrorism and the rising costs of imported produce mean that Britain faces serious threats to its food security. Now the Soil Association is campaigning for more of us to start growing our own. Ian Johnston reports

Deadly street culture: Lethal posers of Britain's Bebo generation

Experts say younsters carry knives simply because they think it is cool to do so. But what are the implications for the Government's policies? By Ian Griggs

Are top-up fees good or bad?

We take a closer look at the annual charges facing full-time students and ask students and experts if they think they are good or not.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there