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20,000 out of work after university, figures show

More than 20,000 graduates were out of work after leaving university last year, while thousands more took jobs as labourers, cleaners and road sweepers, figures show.

'Two-tier' bank number revealed

Many leading banks, insurers and energy companies are making existing customers pay to phone them while offering free numbers to new customers, a watchdog has found.

Five get £1m-plus at Nationwide

The top five directors of Nationwide Building Society enjoyed tasty pay rises this year, ensuring all of them took home more than a million pounds.

In accounts seen by The Independent Mr Murdoch’s iPhone account is listed as active

Police study James Murdoch's 'secret' iPhone account

Scotland Yard detectives investigating phone hacking at the News of the World are examining the call records of four newly discovered Apple iPhones issued to senior executives at News International.

Profits fall at Dixons

New boss James set to boost customer service investment
The cast of 'Gatz'

First Night: Gatz, Noel Coward Theatre, London

A six-hour Gatsby drama? It's not such a great evening out

Tesco upbeat despite new sales dip

Tesco struggled to convince the market it is back on track today despite reporting a record £1 billion of Jubilee week sales.

Thames Water boss Martin Baggs awarded large bonus

The boss of Thames Water has been awarded a bonus nearly equal to his annual salary after a year in which a hosepipe ban was announced and customer satisfaction "deteriorated".

TripAdvisor rates UK hotels among best in the world

Britain's hotels have been rated among the best in the world by holidaymakers after eight consecutive year-on-year improvements in customers ratings.

British Gas to close 550-job centre

British Gas is planning to close a call centre at the end of the year with the loss of 550 jobs.

Africa Funky Fairtrade: Bra top £25, and trousers £40, Asos Africa, from 30 April, asos.com

A Magic Formula: Recession-proof collections from Asos

As fashion site Asos launches three new collections, Harriet Walker takes a look at a recession-proof shopping phenomenon

BA airport jobs threatened

Hundreds of British Airways workers at Gatwick Airport are set to lose their jobs or be transferred to another company under cost-saving plans unveiled by the airline today.

Booker slowed by caterers' cutbacks

Newsagents and caterers buying less stock in the first three months of this year saw sales growth at the cash and carry wholesaler Booker's slow. In the year to the third week of March, Booker's sales rose 7.3 per cent to £3.9bn, but over the past three months, that rate fell to 4.8 per cent.

The University of Groningen has been voted ‘most recommended’ in an international student poll for the third year running

The Netherlands: A modern outlook to learning

Are you looking for practical professional training, personal tutoring or a more traditional academic environment?

Tesco pleases Cameron by creating 20,000 jobs to revive sluggish sales

Tesco will shrug off criticism of its role in the Government's "workfare" scheme today by creating 20,000 jobs as it attempts to revive sluggish sales and tighten its grip on Britain's shopping basket.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
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
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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