News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

Business is in a Chinese name: An old tradition has spawned an industry, writes Teresa Poole

AT CANTON'S New Century City shopping mall, the 'Likey Dog' shoe shop would have benefited from one of China's newest service industries. In keeping with the conviction in China that there is money to be made in unlikely ways, the Xiu Cai professional naming company would for 600 yuan ( pounds 46) have suggested something more apt for a footwear store. And, for a mere 60 yuan, its computerised team can also devise a propitious name for a new baby.

Law Update: Interesting loans

The Law Society is to offer solicitors low interest loans for computer equipment and training.

Pounds 48m government system 'inadequate': Computer equipment too complicated, report says

A COMPUTER system developed by the Department of Employment at a cost of pounds 48m is inadequate, under-used and its installation was disrupted by weak management and unskilled staff, according to a report by the Auditor General.

Show People: Still being kept on his toes: 78. Christopher Bruce

WE WERE supposed to go out for lunch, but Christopher Bruce, artistic director designate of Rambert Dance Company, changed the arrangement at the last minute. One of the dancers had just been rushed to hospital after injuring her foot, and Bruce wanted to be at the company's headquarters in Chiswick, west London, to hear from the doctors. A member of staff ushered me into a small room that will become Bruce's office when he takes up his new post next April, and told me to wait.

BT staff settle in repetitive strain case

A COURT case with implications for millions of employees who work with computers has been abandoned and settled out of court, writes Barrie Clement.

Home Computer: Connections behind the scenes

SCREEN, keyboard, printer and grey box: that is basically all you see from the front. Given the penchant of computer designers to coin special terms, it is surprising that the front and back of a computer are in fact . . . the front and the back.

Education Viewpoint: Quick minds, but slow fingers

SCHOOL inspectors tell us that children are often more adept with computers than their teachers. Walk around any school and you will see groups of pupils busy at work stations, using a wide range of software. But look more closely and instead of fingers flying over keyboards you see slow one-finger pecking.

Radical change to be ordered in CPS system

A WIDE-RANGING shake-up of the Crown Prosecution Service will be announced this week as its director, Barbara Mills QC, attempts to meet criticisms that it is inefficient and unpopular.

Clarke overcomes equipment delays

CLARKE Foods, the ice cream maker transformed by its pounds 13.3m acquisition of Lyons Maid in March, said it was confident it had resolved the commissioning problems with new equipment that held up restructuring in the wake of the deal.

Cabinet rejects better deal for MPs' staff

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday rejected recommendations aimed at improving the lot of MPs' secretaries, research assistants and other staff, giving MPs a specific grant for modern computer equipment and making them more accountable for what they spend.

Harland plunges to pounds 6m loss

HARLAND Simon, the control systems group, has plunged to a pounds 6.3m pre-tax loss - pounds 10m worse than expected - and cancelled its final dividend. Harland will have to issue qualified accounts after admitting it does not know the beneficial owner of a key stake in Perfect Information, the private company which is at the heart of its problems.
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'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'
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Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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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

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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