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Last.fm users will now have access to the 20 million songs available on Spotify

Andy McSmith's Diary: No logo - why Nadine Dorries won’t travel far on her joint ticket

Nadine Dorries, that ever troublesome Tory MP, wants to be the first to be chosen to run for Parliament in 2015 on a joint Conservative/UKIP ticket. Her announcement, via The Spectator, must have had the Conservative Party bosses rolling their eyes and wondering why they ever readmitted her to the party. They say they will stop her doing it, because a change in electoral law means that no one can now run as the candidate of a party unless they have been signed off by party’s headquarters, even if their local association is prepared to back them.

Anthony Hilton: Pension provider looks set fair for a fine float

It would be no surprise if pensions provider Partnership says next week that it hopes to list on the stock market this side of the summer holidays.

Pensions watchdog under fire over £419m Kodak settlement

Pressure is mounting on the Pensions Regulator to publish a report into its handling of camera firm Kodak UK's retirement fund.

UK pension deal to let Kodak exit bankruptcy

Experts cautious over plan to wipe out the $2.8bn owed to 15,000 fund members
The Humanist Society of Scotland has reported an increase in the number of ceremonies its celebrants are conducting.

Increasingly popular humanist weddings 'to overtake Church of Scotland ceremonies within two years'

And with this totally non-religious ring that has nothing to do with the “G” word or any of that stuff, I thee wed. These are the vows, one imagines, of the humanist wedding, demand for which is growing in an increasingly secular Britain.

Quick learner: Wasps’ Christian Wade

Genetic tests may help bipolar disorder patients

Scientists have identified a group of patients with a genetic predisposition to mental illness, opening up for the first time the prospect of personalised medicine in psychiatry.

Cold-callers don't warm me up with plastic chumminess

It grates when people I've never met start a conversation as if we're old friends

The 10 Best weather apps

Avoid spending the night in a service station by getting the finest meteorology services in your pocket.

RIP Google Reader, ignored by many, loved by few

The service is being shut down, with Google giving users just over three months to set up their RSS feeds elsewhere

Thomas Cook announced plans to axe 2,500 UK jobs

Thomas Cook promises hi-tech focus on city breaks after news of agency closures and redundancies

Thomas Cook promised to become more “high-tech and high-touch” today as it rolled out its turnaround strategy with a bigger focus on city breaks.

As he and Vicky Pryce are jailed, Chris Huhne shows politicians should steer clear of driving

We expect our politicians to be blemish-free - so any misdemeanour can end a career

Win a tailor-made trip to Graubünden, Switzerland’s No. 1 holiday destination

Discover Swiss alpine holidays - your way

The Beckhams are said to have become wine buffs while living in Madrid

A bottle of Becks? Icon's new club to launch Chateau David Beckham

Paris Saint-Germain's plans to release a house wine should appeal to its new star

Vicky Pryce, Chris Huhne and how an old number plate prompted me to change my mind

I wrote to express sympathy for the disgraced former MP, but having seen a picture of his old BMW, I'm inclined to reconsider

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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
She's dark, sarcastic, and bashes life in Nowheresville ... so how did Kacey Musgraves become country music's hottest new star?

Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
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Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef ekes out his holiday in Italy with divine, simple salads

Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution