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The leader of the BNP Nick Griffin was yesterday declared bankrupt. He doesn't own a house, and has run out of money. But there are some other, probably more important things that the far-right politician lacks...

TV spoof on paedophilia causes surge in complaints

Channels more willing to remedy mistakes but concern mounts over erosion of 9pm watershed

PM pledges ban on fox-hunting pledged

THE PRIME Minister said last night that legislation to ban foxhunting will be introduced before the general election, despite the storm of protest it will cause from countryside campaigners.

Veteran garden expert dumps manure on his celebrity rivals

GARDENING HAS not been known as a competitive sport - until now. Yesterday, one of the veteran figures among "media gardeners" dropped a figurative barrow-full of manure on the younger television and newspaper gardening stars.

Fury as BBC turns Question Time into `celebrity showcase'

THE BBC yesterday refuted claims that it was trivialising its flagship Question Time television programme after it emerged it was lining up a host of celebrities as guests - including Elton John and Peter Stringfellow.

Dimbleby attacks BBC `inertia'

DAVID DIMBLEBY, one of the BBC's most celebrated names, has criticised the corporation for its excessive bureaucracy and inertia.

Dimbleby joins attack on 'bureaucratic' BBC

DAVID DIMBLEBY, one of the BBC's most celebrated names, has criticised the corporation for its excessive bureaucracy and inertia.

Budget 1999: And there I was, worrying about a recession

Budget Comment

Media: How to pop the question

First they were deferential, then confrontational, but what is the future for the political interview? By David Aaronovitch

PM's Question Time: Labour woes `made NHS crisis worse'

WILLIAM HAGUE claimed yesterday the past weeks of turmoil within the Government had been a "disgrace" that had directly affected the crisis in the NHS.

Dimbleby attacks BBC ban

JONATHAN DIMBLEBY, one of the BBC's most senior current affairs broadcasters, has written to the corporation's management attacking the decision to ban on-screen discussion of Peter Mandelson's private life.

Leading Article: Please may we beg to let them differ

CLARE SHORT says she thinks Bill Clinton is a liar and should resign. And what is the first response from a member of the Question Time audience when she expressed these views on Thursday night: how did she reconcile her opinions with the strong support offered to the President by Tony Blair?
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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor