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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.

Leading article: Down and out

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.

Consumer pessimism rises after emergency Budget

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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If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

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Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
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Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

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For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
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