Life and Style A ruling which banned Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

Kim Dotcom said he wept on hearing data had been wiped

Kim Dotcom's files are wiped in 'largest data massacre in history'

Megaupload founder lambasts Dutch hosting company for deleting 630 dedicated servers

Postcard from... Hitzacker

Hitzacker is one of those idyllic red-brick, north German towns that seem to have been purpose built for the tourist trade. Its 18th-century timbered houses and narrow streets attract thousands of visitors each year.

Facebook's new file-sharing service will launch on Wednesday

P2P file-transfer comes to Facebook with Pipe

Facebook app comes out of year-long beta to offer free transfers up to 1GB

Money Insider: Interest-free credit card deals may not be as good as they seem

The battle for credit card, best buy coverage in the zero per cent balance transfer market shows little sign of petering out any time soon.

The wedding of Napster founder Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas is reportedly costing $10m to stage

My big fat geek wedding: Napster founder and Spotify billionaire Sean Parker's extravagant star-studded ceremony

Hundreds of guests descend on Big Sur for the Silicon Valley wedding of the year – where the flowers alone will cost $1m

Remortgaging at its lowest level for 15 years

One million people have remortgaged their property once since 2005

End Violence Against Women is highly critical of the lack of action by the Department for Education in taking steps to curb abuse through schools

Majority of parents believe sex education should be compulsory in secondary schools, YouGov poll reveals

Sex education lessons should be compulsory in secondary schools and address the issue of sexual consent, the vast majority of parents believe.

Impressive range: the Linksys x3500 router

A Week With: The Linksys x3500 router

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Anthony Hilton: Google's new business Lending Club borrowing from the past

A few days ago, Google bought a slice of a business called Lending Club in a deal which valued the whole at $1.6bn (£1bn). Not bad for a company barely five years old.

Cody Wilson test fires the Liberator, which is a 3D printer handgun

US government orders Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed to remove blueprint for 3D-printed handgun from the web

Last week Wilson printed and fired the "Liberator" handgun

Money Insider: Savers' misery as Government decides to

Last August the Government's Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) was launched to bring down the cost of borrowing via mortgages and loans to help individuals and businesses. Nine months on, mortgage rates have fallen sharply as planned, but the side-effects have proved a nightmare for savers who have seen interest rates plummet.

Twenty MPs are expected to call for the peers in question to lose their titles

A new way to pay: Using peer-to-peer lending to fund postgraduate study

It's never been harder for students to pay for postgraduate degrees. Fees are rocketing up while funding dries up, even while Masters degrees are becoming more important professional tools than ever. So what's to be done?

Alexandra Lanas and Sean Parker

Lord of the Ring: Napster founder, Sean Parker, ‘planning $10m fantasy-themed wedding’

Leaked details reveal $350,000 dancefloor and $600,000 gate

TorrentFreak.com claimed a number of films, including some starring transsexual porn star Tiffany Starr, were discovered on a list of torrents downloaded in the Vatican City

Vatican pornography: Transsexual adult films 'downloaded on computers within Catholic Church headquarters'

The films were discovered on a list of torrents that TorrentFreak.com claims were downloaded on computers within in the tiny city-state

Money Insider: Avoid big banks for loans of less than £5,000

Interest rates on personal loans may be at record lows for those borrowing five-figure sums, but it's not all good news, with some lenders charging almost 30 per cent APR to customers who want a loan of £5,000 or less.

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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