News Michael Dugher has called for action before the 30th anniversary of the so-called Battle of Orgreave on July 18

Shadow Cabinet Officer minister Michael Dugher calls for action before 30th anniversary of the Battle of Orgrave

O2 cutting 400 more jobs, says union

Union leaders today claimed that mobile phone giant O2 plans to make a further 400 workers redundant.

The radical cleric Abu Qatada

Jordan removes last hurdle after approving treaty designed to trigger removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada from UK

The Jordanian parliament has approved a treaty with the UK designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada, the Home Office has said.

Google, Facebook, Apple and YouTube have all had their data targeted by the NSA

Poll: Do the young care more about Prism's invasion of privacy?

A Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll released Monday showed young people valuing privacy over national security when it comes to government snooping.

Q&A: What is Prism, what does it do, is it legal and what data can it obtain?

Q. What is Prism?

It is a previously unknown programme run in the United States by the National Security Agency (NSA) to access data held by the world’s major internet companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Skype.

Scotland Yard 999 call worker arrested in corrupt payments probe

38-year-old is 67th person to be held under Operation Elvedon

The former Wales captain Jonathan Davies says taking Jonny Wilkinson on the British and Irish Lions tour would have been a backward step

Jonny Wilkinson told to 'take it easy', making British and Irish Lions call-up unlikely

The fly-half has undergone an 'operational injection'

Viber offers free calls and texts using internet data

Saudi Arabi bans free internet messaging service Viber

Ban follows a warning from government regulator in March due to unspecified 'infringement'

Out of touch? As peers vote on gay marriage, LobbyaLord bridges the gap

Some Lords have been receptive to Out4Marriage's email campaign

British climber killed in Yosemite National Park accident

Felix Joseph Kiernan from London was hit by a rock 600 ft into a climbing route

Review: Strange Bodies, By Marcel Theroux

Obsession and horror in an eerily plausible modern 'Frankenstein'

There, their or they're? It matters to me

If you send a text that is grammatically correct, it shows that you have taken care over your message - you have treated the recipient with due respect

Woolwich terror attack: Internet monitoring is now urgent for MI5 and MI6 to fight 'mayhem', says Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

British troops and citizens would be safer from terrorist “mayhem” if MI5 and MI6 had more access to people’s internet activities, the Defence Secretary has claimed.

Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary, broke cabinet ranks to suggest that there was “real sense of anger” among voters over the legislation to allow gay weddings

New data powers to access email and social media records would stop terrorists, says Philip Hammond

Proposed powers for police and security services to access email and social media records would help prevent terrorists causing mayhem and murder on Britain's streets, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said today.

Derek Pain: Online crowd leaves many unconnected

No Pain, No Gain

Northampton Town's Adebayo Akinfenwa (left) and Clarke Carlisle (right) were targeted by allegedly racist tweets

Man charged over alleged racist Twitter comments at Northampton Town's Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle

A man has been charged with sending racist tweets to two Northampton Town football players, police said today.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness