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Recipient actually lived in Illinois, not Daughter Killed In Car Crash

Dulux owner AkzoNobel is hit as painters take a break

Dulux owner AkzoNobel saw its balance sheet painted red in 2012, as fewer people redecorated their homes across Europe.

Shoppers name Tesco as worst supermarket

Tesco has been voted the worst supermarket and Waitrose the best in an annual poll of 11,000 consumers by watchdog Which?

Tesco say that the missing points only affect around 30 of their 16 million Clubcard users

Crime: Careful, there's nothing cheap about loyalty

On last week’s edition of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Central stand-up comedy show, The Alternative Comedy Experience, deadpan Scottish stand-up David Kay joked about how he didn’t want to have his identity stolen as he was worried about losing his Tesco Clubcard points.

Rolls-Royce lands £62m US Air Force contract

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $97.3 million (£61.9 million) contract by the US Air Force.

Questions of Cash: Corgi's refund takes heat out of HomePlan upset

Q. In autumn 2011, Corgi offered us its HomePlan central heating cover, which we paid monthly from November 2011. In spring 2012, it offered to extend the cover to include home electrics, which I agreed to. The policy included an annual central heating service, to be carried out before November each year. I phoned on 29 September 2012 to remind it of this and to request the annual service – we had problems restarting the central heating after it had been switched off for the summer.

Customers slate Npower as worst energy supplier for second year in a row

Npower has been rated the worst power supplier in Britain for the second year in a row.

Pret a Manger

Pret workers want more for their smile: enough pay and hours to live on

The sandwich and coffee chain’s reputation is being challenged

MPs attack Office for Budget Responsibility for 'charging to the aid' of Osborne

The head of the Government’s independent fiscal watchdog was today forced to defend himself from “charging to the aid of the Chancellor” in tetchy exchanges with MPs.

Police probe North Norfolk Council leader and wife shotgun death

Detectives are investigating the personal lives of a council leader and his wife found shot dead outside their home.

Another 236 jobs to be axed at insurance giant Direct Line

Another 236 jobs are being axed at insurance giant Direct Line Group as the Churchill owner slashes costs to save £100 million.

Thomson worker tells customer who complained about her holiday to 'shut the f*** up'

The customer is always right. Or so they say...

One Thomson worker forgot the classic mantra when they sent a series of rather rude emails to someone who had booked a holiday with them - and dared to make a complaint.

Gatwick reports rise in profits

A busy holiday airport has announced increased half-yearly profits.

Sainsbury's to create 10,000 jobs in store expansion drive

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is to create 10,000 jobs over the next three years as it continues to open new stores.

Christopher Maloney has yet to find himself in the dreaded 'bottom two'

X Factor contestant dismayed by 'death threats'

X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney today expressed his dismay at receiving online "death threats" from show fans who are angered that he has continued in the competition.

Guess Who’s sexist?

Guess Who’s sexist? Classic board game’s gender bias leaves six-year-old fuming

It’s the hit guessing game which invites children to use their skills to solve a mystery. But a six-year-old girl left the games giant Hasbro struggling for an answer when she asked “why are there so many more boys than girls in Guess Who?”

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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
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore