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.
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Tuesday 12 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
The national minimum wage is to increase by 15p to £6.08 per hour from October. The below inflation rise of 2.5 per cent, which matches the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission, was criticised as "modest" by TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.
Friday 11 March 2011
A homosexual couple who successfully sued the Christian owners of a hotel who refused them a bed are withdrawing a claim for more compensation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission said today.
Monday 07 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Andy Mangan, who served FA ban, says envy of Premier League lifestyle drives corrupt practices in lower divisions
Saturday 29 January 2011
Barclays announced this week that it is to stop offering customers financial advice in branches. That's bad news for the 1,000 or so members of staff who may lose their jobs as a result, but it's without doubt good news for consumers. Why? Because banks have long since been the wrong place to turn to for decent financial advice.
Friday 28 January 2011
A former contestant in Lord Sugar's hit The Apprentice was given a suspended sentence for fraud today.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Head of Care Quality Commission says spending cuts will severely harm an already ailing system
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Spectacular divorce battles like that which ensued after the break-up of Sir Paul McCartney and the model Heather Mills, costing the former Beatle £24.3m, are expected to be consigned to history after the Law Commission produces its long-awaited report on "pre nup" agreements next week.
Friday 03 December 2010
She'd been called a thief by an elector in her constituency, "and if I'd been a man I would have punched him in the face because I'm not a thief!" No, but Anne Clwyd would have been guilty of assault, affray – and ABH if she was any good at punching.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Andrew Lansley is fast shaping up as my least favourite government minister. Obsessed with cutting costs in the NHS, his latest wheeze is to commission a report that proposes all GP patient appointments could be handled by call centres which would also issue repeat prescriptions.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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