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

Backbenchers pounds 11,500 richer if PM delays poll to April

MPs Will be able to claim more than pounds 11,500 in office costs if John Major calls an election in April or May, prompting some Conservative backbenchers to lobby privately for the Prime Minister to postpone the election, writes Stephen Castle.

Letter: British clothes losing unfairly

Sir: There is another dimension to the decline of employment within the clothing industry ("Job fears amid radical shake-up", 11 September). Less than 30 years ago the numbers employed were 1.5 million, whereas today it is 400,000 and heading downwards rapidly. Today we can no longer produce the clothes we wish to wear and the result is a balance of trade deficit even bigger than foods at some pounds 6bn - by far and away the biggest trade deficit for any product group including cars and electrical goods.

Brammer on a roll in Europe

Investment Column


On the assumption that new media should be evaluated by new people, I recruited Benjo, aged 7, and Ena, his three-year-old sister, to play with an assortment of CD-Roms aimed at younger children. The deal was that they got to keep the ones they liked, while the ulterior parental motive was to improve their command of English - they are from Bosnia - and their computer skills.

Just watch how your fingers fly

If you want to speed up your typing, try changing key, says Joseph Gallivan

Your own PC still puts Sun in the shade

Network computers offer little more than a home computer. And they'll sting you into the bargain.

Thefts and losses cost Whitehall pounds 1m a year


Introducing the kinder keyboard...; hardware review

Like so many people, I spend long hours at a computer. Which was fine until four months ago, when my shoulders and neck started aching even after short periods on the keyboard.

Datacom duds overshadow Racal

As always, Racal's figures are a mixed bag in which good performances from a number of extremely promising businesses have been overshadowed by yet another dismal result from the company's data products division.

The material world: The Qwerty conspiracy

The curious arrangement of letters on the keyboard is, in fact, the least convenient arrangement for the user

Telemetrix truce in price war


Police investigate 'irregularities' in Mensa expenses

New blow for feuding high-IQ body

Core business pays dividends

Investment Column

Datrontech to seek listing

Datrontech to seek listing

Computer hacking and theft rife in Whitehall

Hacking into Whitehall computers soared last year, with a 140 per cent rise in the number of reported incidents, according to a report published today.
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Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films

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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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Bryan Adams' heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House

Bryan Adams' images of wounded soldiers

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

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Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

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Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities