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

An estimated 20 million Brits make foreign payments each year

Money Insider: New kids on the block cut the cost of sending money abroad

According to the latest research there are an estimated 20 million Brits making overseas payments each year and collectively they are forking out more than £150m in fees.

This image from the International Space Station shows Typhoon Bopha moving toward the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha death toll rises in Philippines

319 people reported missing in New Bataan town

Danny Rogers on PR: Chill winds fail to take heat out of Britain

With just weeks until the winter solstice, dark rumours came like icy gusts. There is isolated talk of chill winds blowing through the PR industry.

Ex-Scout leader jailed for 100,000 boy porn pics

A former scout leader has been jailed after nearly 100,000 indecent images of young boys were found on his computer.

Money Insider: Want a loan of £5,000 or less? Shop around

Interest rates on personal loans may be close to record lows for those borrowing five- figure sums but it's not all good news, with some lenders charging 20 per cent APR plus to customers who only want a loan of £5,000 or less.

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, has been released on bail

Indicted 'internet pirate' plans new file-sharing site

In a move bound to provoke United States, prosecutors and entertainment executives, the indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is planning to launch a replacement of his shuttered website and a new online music service by the end of the year.

Butch Vig: The Garbage baggage just melted away

The drummer and music producer spills the beans on his new American band The Emperor's of Wyoming

Savers 'spurning banks'

The recent spate of banking scandals, such as Libor fixing, coupled with a lack of trust and chronic low interest rates mean that savers are turning their backs on traditional high street banks, a survey suggests.

Leading article: When rock music meets do-it-yourself

While not quite in the same class as John Cage's 4 minutes 33 seconds of silence, Andy Warhol's empty sculpture stand or Gianni Motti's blank white canvases, rock musician Beck's decision to release his latest album only as a collection of 20 pieces of sheet music constitutes something more than artistic eccentricity.

Amol Rajan: Decline and fall of that great craft, the Knowledge

It used to be that if you wanted to get a black cab driver in London talking, you hit the subjects beloved of talk radio: crime, immigration, welfare, Europe, that sort of thing. Nowadays there is a much quicker route: Addison Lee. Mention this rival and your man up front will splutter for all England about that cab company's tyrannical influence.

The couple last year; behind the scenes, spin doctors have been busy

A divorce battle, a PR war

Katie Holmes has seized the initiative after her split from Tom Cruise

It's not so good to talk: average phone call duration is down to just 1.78 minutes

Will Dean's Ideas Factory: Tracking phone call lengths

It is, once mused an actor of east-endish origins, good to talk. Since mobile phones tipped into the mainstream in the late Nineties, we've had voice contact with everyone from loved ones to the local pizza delivery place a pocket's distance away.

James Moore: Goldman's masters of the universe are still winners

Outlook Don't be fooled by the headline numbers – Goldman Sachs' net earnings might have fallen by 23 per cent, but that was a whole lot better than Wall Street expected.

Money Insider: Peer-to-peer lending shows some longevity

Many people doubted whether peer-to-peer lending would ever really take off, but it appears that the sector is going from strength to strength and increasingly being accepted as a credible alternative to the banks.

Album: Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls (Rough Trade)

Essentially, a high-school band playing old-fashioned R&B and soul with a rock attitude and rhythm section: unrefined, unresigned, occasionally clunky, frequently obtuse but always, always fit to bust.

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker