News London Mayor Boris Johnson is to face a High Court probe over allegations he banned an advert to boost his election campaign.

The Chritsian group The Core Issues Trust has accused Boris Johnson of banning the advert for political gain

Simon Read: Bailiffs are an upsetting and costly way to collect late debts

I make no apologies for returning to the subject of bailiffs this week. But I will apologise for any suggestion in my column last week that all bailiffs are unscrupulous bullies who are happy to lie their way into people's homes and help themselves to people's treasured possessions.

Google’s ‘20 per cent time off’ policy falls victim to work

Staff can only pursue their own ideas on top of their punishing formal schedules

A view of Joey Barton's Twitter account

Premier League clubs monitoring Twitter accounts of players

Three clubs are using service which alerts them to potentially problematic tweets

Bank Holidays offer a complete break from it all – except the BlackBerry

Workers are finding it increasingly hard to log off when they get time off, according to a recent survey. One investment banker’s wife describes the stress of vacationing with a workaholic husband

Survey suggests half of Britons fear being without their mobile

Anxiety related to being out of mobile phone contact dubbed 'nomophobia'

Pro-independence group paid academic to write opinion article for newspaper

Yes Scotland has admitted it paid constitutional academic Elliot Bulmer for a piece published in The Herald

Bradley Manning leaves the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland

'I am Chelsea. I am female': Soldier tried as Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman'

Soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified files identifies as female and wants to be called Chelsea

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is campaigning for Scotland to leave the UK in a referendum to be held in 2014

Police investigate email hacking complaint from Yes Scotland campaigners

Campaigners say that emails were accessed from an outside computer

Nick Clegg is being told he would struggle to win support within his party for a new coalition with the Conservatives amid growing hostility to David Cameron

Lib Dem supporters spell it out: We won't be fooled by Nick Clegg again over support for a coalition

Warning comes amid signs the Prime Minister is laying ground for second spell of shared power in 2015

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has helped to keep his company away from the image of the one in ‘The Circle’

So which internet firm is pure evil in Dave Eggers’ new book The Circle?

Best-selling author accused of coded hatchet job on search engine

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'confirmed' for release on 4 September

Android-powered device will be launched alongside updated Samsung Galaxy Note phablet

Privacy breach officer let off with £150 fine

A former probation officer who handed details of a domestic abuse victim to her alleged abuser has been fined just £150.

Facebook testing a 'PayPal killer' to simplify mobile payments

Social network users could type in their login details to make on-the-go payments

Facebook testing a PayPal killer to simplify mobile payments

Social network users could type in their login details to make on-the-go payments

Google say the scanning of emails is common industry practice

Google: Gmail users can’t expect privacy when sending emails

A lawsuit says the tech giant is breaking the law when it scans emails to target adverts to users

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...