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Edward Snowden, the US intelligence leaker, may soon be filling a ceremonial role in Britain’s academic life. Students at Glasgow University have embarked on a campaign to have him elected as their rector.

Diary: Liam returns to the Oasis

A bittersweet moment of nostalgia for Liam Gallagher and fans of his former band: the ex-Oasis frontman is due to perform, for the first time, at the venue after which he named the act two decades ago.

Equal pay for women executives is 100 years off, claims report

Female executives hoping to be paid as much as their male colleagues face a wait of almost 100 years, according to a damning report which shows that the pay gap between men and women at the top level of business has widened to £10,546.

Watchdog rules out Andy Coulson investigation

The Electoral Commission will not open an investigation into payments made to David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson by his former employer News International.

Lottery loophole brings riches to US gamblers

Syndicates with a knowledge of maths have found a way of buying their own luck

Fears that commission reforms will lead to advice 'wasteland'

Plans to force flat fees and qualifications on independent financial advisers could end in many quitting the industry, leaving consumers stranded

Fisheries policy reforms unveiled

The European Commission has promised fishermen a return to "a decent living" under plans to crack down on the plundering of the seas.

Take child payments direct from fathers' accounts, say MPs

New body meant to beef up maintenance system spends 50p to collect each £1 as £4bn goes unpaid

Letters: Gove’s attack on the future of education

So now Michael Gove is concerned that teachers are not respected any more. This comes from a man whose party has followed in the footsteps of their New Labour ideological soulmates by continuing to exploit underpaid classroom assistants as teachers-on-the-cheap. Now they've gone a step further and are asking parents to do the teachers' work for them when the teachers take industrial action on Thursday. And he wonders why there is no respect. Does he really?

EU maternity leave plans rejected

The Government has welcomed moves to shelve EU maternity leave plans which would have cost the Treasury an extra £2.5 billion a year.

Australian McKinnon to join Hull

Hull have clinched the signing of the Australian full-back Wade McKinnon from Wests Tigers. The 30-year-old former New Zealand Warriors, Parramatta and South Sydney player will arrive next season on a three-year contract, having been released from the final year of his deal with his present club.

Editor-At-Large: The giving sector is a mess – and that's being charitable

David Cameron wants us to give more to charity – an admirable goal most of us would endorse. Last week he talked of "nudging" the public into giving more by pressing a donation key at cash machines, or by "rounding up" the total when we pay a bill. Critics say that Dave's Big Society is doomed, but I'm not so cynical.

Pay of Britain's top earners 'set to spiral'

The pay of the country's top earners is set to "spiral" to levels not seen for decades, with the public having no confidence that the Government or business can do anything to tackle excessive pay, a report said today.

Exclusive: Salaries for top executives are rocketing 'out of control'

A new investigation shows pay inequality is accelerating in Britain, with top bosses set to earn 215 times the average wage by 2020. It also demolishes the arguments they put forward to support their astonishing incomes

Appeal court orders search of Galloway's charity papers

Civil servants have been ordered to reconsider disclosing thousands of documents relating to a fund run by former MP George Galloway during Saddam Hussein's regime.

David Prosser: Lessons for Britain from the Galleon insider trading scandal

Outlook It took the jury three weeks, but in the end, the Feds got their man. And in securing a guilty verdict on each count levelled against the hedge fund boss Raj Rajaratnam, the US District Attorney Preet Bharara has sent a powerful message to Wall Street. Despite their protests that the line has become blurred, financiers should be perfectly capable of distinguishing between investment research (legal) and privileged information (illegal). Those who cross the line should expect to find investigators emboldened by this verdict.

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