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They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries

Judge brings name change petitioner to heel

A US judge denied a man's petition to legally change his name to Boomer the Dog.

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Who, at least once, has not wanted to do exactly what Steven Slater has just done – cock a snook at a pesky customer, before making a glorious exit from that particular chapter of your life? The flight attendant for JetBlue deployed the plane's emergency chute, grabbed his hand luggage and two cans of beer, then slid out of his job in style.

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George Osborne's Budget has depressed consumers so much that their lack of confidence in the economy has returned to the levels last seen during the depths of the recession.

Inquest to probe death of boy in pond

An inquest will resume today into the death of a three-year-old boy who apparently drowned in a garden pond during a family party.

Sisters trapped with mother's body

Two sisters, aged three and four, are in the care of social services after spending the weekend trapped in a house in Merseyside with their dead mother.

Young sisters left alone with dead mother for two days

Two sisters aged just three and four were left alone with their dead mother for two days, police confirmed today.

Soaring hospital admissions seen as threat to 'overheating' NHS

The NHS is in danger of "overheating" as a result of a huge rise in the number of people admitted to hospital as emergencies, a health think tank warns.

Uncertainty puts brake on property prices

House price gains are dropping back, under pressure from economic uncertainty and a growing mismatch between supply and demand, property analyst Hometrack will say today.

There's punishment to fit the rhyme for 999 rapper

Police have appealed for the public's help in catching a nuisance caller who has telephoned the 999 emergency number more than 3,000 times to sing rap songs to the call-handlers.

Police hunt mystery rapper's hoax 999 calls

With suspected rapists and attempted murderers among some of Greater Manchester Police's most wanted criminals, a hoax caller would not usually rank very highly when it comes to hunting down fugitives.

Simon Read: Mixed news for families, but the real pain lies ahead

Who are the winners out of George Osborne's emergency Budget? Our figures show that a couple earning £25,000 or less with two children have most to be happy about. They will be £17 a month better off as a result of the changes introduced during the current tax year. Also smiling, albeit a little ruefully, will be single people earning £20,000 or less with one child who will get an extra £12 a month.

Matt Sinclair: The Budget - Britain needs spending cuts not tax hikes

In tomorrow’s Emergency Budget, the Tax Payers’ Alliance is convinced that Government must take serious action to cut spending.

23 killed in Bangladesh mudslides

At least 23 people were killed when heavy rain triggered landslides in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said today.

Minister defends hospital readmissions penalties plan

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today defended plans to impose financial penalties on hospitals if patients are readmitted as an emergency within 30 days of being discharged.

Man's throat slashed in subway assault

Detectives are appealing for information after a man's throat was slashed.

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