There are growing concerns surrounding the suitability of Sunderland's new sponsor, Invest in Africa, amid claims from the oil watchdog Platform that the initiative's founding partner, Tullow Oil, is responsible for damaging business practices.
Tullow spokesman says Invest in Africa 'not a front' as NGOs question club's new partnership
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, grew up in a family of left-wing intellectuals.
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With just six months left until the opening ceremony, London 2012 has suddenly started to seem alarmingly close.
Former Chancellor's memoirs claim economic rift with PM stripped Labour Party of its credibility. Nigel Morris reports
Ed Miliband won the first round of his battle to modernise Labour's traditional practices last night when the party's MPs voted overwhelmingly to allow him to choose his own Shadow Cabinet.
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Just as MPs are starting to dissent about Ed Miliband's leadership, a new biography suggests his fallout with his brother will be more damaging than the Blair-Brown conflict
Those close to the former foreign secretary say he is waiting for the Labour leader to fail
Just days after reavowing his commitment to non-commitment by saying stable families were more important than the institution of marriage, Ed Miliband wed his long-term partner Justine Thornton yesterday in a low-key civil ceremony.
When I was taught history we were told by our headmaster, no less, not to waste time on what he called "the what ifs of history". He reckoned that it was no good asking what would have happened if Anne Boleyn had agreed to sleep with Henry VIII out of wedlock, or if the plot to kill Hitler had succeeded, because no one knows and it is all idle speculation.
A scathing assessment of Gordon Brown's "abysmal track record" by American officials based in London has been revealed in the latest leaks of US diplomatic cables.
Members to be trusted with 'difficult choices'
The new Labour leader's choice of Alan Johnson as shadow Chancellor is a signal of economic intent, says Andrew Grice
It's all very well David Miliband quitting front-bench politics to spend more time with his family, but where does that leave the London Symphony Orchestra? Without one of their second violinists, that's where. Louise Shackelton, aka Mrs Miliband, is a professional violinist with the LSO but hasn't been spotted performing much recently. Naturally, she wasn't on stage for the opening concert of the season, conducted by Valery Gergiev, two weeks ago as it clashed with the fateful Labour Party conference in Manchester. Might she make it back for this Sunday's concert? "She is not playing at the moment," a spokesman at LSO tells me. Oh. At least when she does return to work, her husband might have a little more space in his diary to show his support. Are they expecting him any time soon? "From time to time David Miliband attends concerts of his choice." Jolly good – though he may want to avoid the Baghdad movement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade on 15 December.