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The Chancellor's incompetence is clear from the employment figures. Despite all the Coalition's claims to the contrary, young people in particular are suffering needlessly
As the Chancellor tries to make light of Moody's downgrade, Mark Leftly assesses the fallout
The Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of having suffered a “humiliating blow” after Britain was stripped of its AAA credit rating.
George Osborne denied that the poor were bearing the brunt of austerity as he defended his mini-budget today.
Credit rating alert and rise in jobless figures may force the Chancellor to rule out move
The trailer concludes with the ominous tagline: "The world will be watching." Get ready for The Hunger Games, the new Hollywood blockbuster franchise which promises to trounce Twilight and replace Harry Potter in the box-office charts. Anticipation is mounting among millions of teenage fans ahead of the 23 March opening of the film, based on Suzanne Collins's bestselling novels. The trilogy, which has sold 30 million copies, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where children are chosen by the government to fight each other to the death in gladiatorial battles.
The Government gave an assurance it was doing all it could to find a buyer for one of the country's biggest oil refineries today after it fell into administration, prompting fears of job losses and fuel shortages.
George Osborne woos China and Japan while nine EU members downplay credit downgrades
Sometimes unique items aren't worth what we think, discovers Phil Boucher
Jeffrey Archer, who has been the subject of plenty of political send-ups himself, tells Charlotte Cripps why he wants to give his collection to the nation
The Obama administration and the rating agency Standard & Poor's escalated their war of words over the downgrade of US government debt yesterday, as the White House sought to deflect blame for the loss of the country's AAA credit rating.
China and Russia with trillions of US debt react furiously to the news that America had lost its AAA credit rating
Moscow's most prolific art collector is channelling his expensive obsession into an extraordinary museum.
New Zealand today confirmed they will fight "to the death" against the four-week ban handed down to hooker Keven Mealamu for an apparent headbutt on England's Lewis Moody.
George Osborne received a double helping of good news yesterday: better-than-expected figures on the strength of the recovery and an upgrade from the credit-ratings agency Standard & Poor.
As a new show dedicated to graffiti, stencils and spray paint opens, Matilda Battersby asks if such anarchic work really belongs in a gallery