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Principles 'should replace MPs' expenses rules'

Tight expenses rules for MPs should be abandoned in favour of a set of "principles" and scrutiny by voters, the watchdog in charge of the regime suggested today.

How the Devil came down to Ambridge

'Archers' editor Vanessa Whitburn has cooked-up something especially shocking for the soap's 60th anniversary show tonight. Mike Higgins is braced for the worst

Parliament may open to diners

Members of the public will be able to dine like an MP at evenings and weekends under plans to open up Parliament's grand dining rooms to generate millions of pounds in revenue.

Howard Jacobson: Why I'm damned if I'll bleed a radiator

My father was a man of the sort James May laments. He could paint, he could wire, but hatches were his passion

David Flatman: It's such a shame that players prefer watching telly to a night on the tiles

From the Front Row: I accept the days of sinking 20 pints are gone but it's so sad that the social side of the game is now such a letdown

Soldier took own life after break-down of marriage

A soldier killed himself just weeks into a tour of Iraq after his marriage to a fellow serving officer broke down following a string of difficulties, an inquest heard today.

Loves, The Glasshouse, Canal Square, Browning Street, Birmingham

It's a miracle, given the punning potential of its name, that no other national newspaper reviewer has visited Loves Restaurant in Birmingham since it opened a year ago. I can hardly bear to look up and see what the headline-writer has come up with. Loves means never having to say you're sorry? I'll do anything for Loves? How do I love Loves – let me count the ways?

Chalk talk: Careers lesson - new role models urgently needed

A sign of the times, maybe. A visiting dignitary was touring a primary school in the North-east and asked a young pupil what he wanted to be when he grew up. "I want to be an uncle," the lad said firmly.

Harriet Walker: Feminism didn't make us fatter

In the great evolutionary scale of blame, women and fat people pretty much vie for pole position. There isn't much that can't be laid at the feet of the ladies and the layabouts. Imagine, then, the extent to which blame culture has eaten itself with the recent declaration that fat people are women's fault. In her latest book Kitchenella, food writer Rose Prince attributes our current obesity epidemic to the women who left their stoves 40 years ago to make something beyond someone else's dinner. In other words, feminists created fatties.

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Just another brick in the wall

City stalwart Crispin Odey backs launch of upmarket grocery shop

An upmarket grocer backed by the hedge fund manager Crispin Odey will open its first shop in London tomorrow and has plans to become a nationwide chain.

Sebastian Horsley: Dandy, bohemian and denizen of Soho whose life was his greatest artwork

If Sebastian Horsley hadn't existed it's doubtful anyone would have had the nerve to invent him.

Roux at Parliament Square RICS, Parliament Square, London SW1

There are tough times ahead, but Roux at Parliament Square is more classy coalition than culinary compromise

Stay the night: Odette en Ville, Brussels

This boutique hotel is not to all tastes, but things are seldom black and white, says Adrian Mourby

The phone rings... 'There's been another murder'

In part two of our series, Mark Hughes sees the murder squad detectives scramble into action when news of a crime breaks
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Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

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Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

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Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

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Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

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Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

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Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test