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

Why middle-class women get ahead in their careers

Middle-class working mothers are forging ahead with their careers, while their unskilled sisters are staying firmly at the bottom of the heap. Barrie Clement, Labour Editor, finds that lone mothers - the target of benefit cuts - have the worst time of all.

Letter: Spectral handbag

Sir: Considering the central role of Cambridge's Peterhouse in the Thatcherite revolution, the strange apparitions reported on 20 December ("The ghost of Peterhouse") must be the Ghost of Toryism Past.

Obituray: Sir Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin, philosopher and historian of ideas: born Riga, Latvia 6 June 1909; Lecturer, New College, Oxford 1932-38, Fellow 1938- 50; Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford 1932-38, 1950-66, 1975-97; CBE 1946; Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, Oxford University 1957- 67; FBA 1957; Kt 1957; Vice-President, British Academy 1959-61, President 1974-78; President of Wolfson College, Oxford 1966-75; Professor of Humanities, City University of New York 1966-71; OM 1971; married 1956 Aline Halban (nee de Gunzbourg; three stepsons); died Oxford 5 November 1997.

Just like home: a students' guide to housing

Got the results, got the place on the course. Well done. But now you've got to find somewhere to live.By Gareth Lloyd

Artificial brains to stop fraud

Audits of the big corporations are about to go through a revolution to cope with a phenomenal growth in use of the Internet for business-to- business transactions. That is increasing the risk of hackers and internal fraud, forcing auditors to become experts in data encryption, "firewalls" and on-line identity authentication.

Herd of dinosaurs ready to pounce on Bank

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Society: Lack of basic skills can mean a miserable life

Those who leave school without basic skills are heading for unemployment, loneliness and illness, according to a survey published yesterday.

George voices strongest warning on single European currency

Eddie George, Governor of the Bank of England, last night delivered his strongest warning so far against launching the single European currency. The move would be fraught with risk if some member countries had not improved the flexibility of their jobs markets, he said.

Microsoft finally gets its man

The US software giant spent seven years trying to lure Professor Roger Needham away from Cambridge. Charles Arthur profiles the man whom Bill Gates simply couldn't do without

Tighter laws planned on surrogate mothers

Capping of expenses paid to mothers likely in experts' review of legislation

CV : JO WHILEY DJ, Radio 1

I TURNED ON MY MICROPHONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THOUGHT 'I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY', SO I MADE SOMETHING UP ABOUT THE LEVELLERS' TOUR DATES; THEY WEREN'T EVEN ON TOUR

Embarassment of riches

It is sometimes supposed that all MBAs are very similar and follow the same syllabus. This is a fallacy. A school may offer several MBA programmes. There are full-time and many types of part-time courses.

New Labour, new sales figures?

Conventional wisdom says national newspapers do best when the party they support is out of power - but maybe the rules are about to change.

Letter: At risk of baffling everyone

One reason why experts and the public disagree about what is risky is that experts focus on objective measurables such as mortality rates while the public also give weight to what is novel, dreaded or seen as uncontrollable (Lewis Wolpert, Review, 6 April). Arguably, therefore, the public has a richer concept of risk. Am I irrational to fear what is new or horrible or out of control more than what is established, accepted and understood?

CV : ASHLEY HEATH senior editor, 'The Face', editor, 'Arena Homme Plus'

AT THE INTERVIEW SOME VERY SERIOUS NEWS EDITOR TYPES ASKED ME WHOM I'D REALLY LIKE TO INTERVIEW. I SAID MARVIN GAYE. THERE WAS A STONY SILENCE ...
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence