Life and Style Last.fm users can now stream music from Spotify's catalogue

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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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible