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Crash course: The G8 summit

This year’s meeting of the Group of Eight – or the G8 – begins in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on Monday. The summit draws the world’s most powerful leaders – as well as protests and disruption.

What did the year of Live 8 change?

The optimistic zeal for reform before the UK’s last G8 was so strong that even Pink Floyd were prepared to be conciliatory. Sarah Morrison assesses  the actual results

Special report: Britain's REAL big society

Volunteering is booming. David Cameron is putting social enterprises and charity projects on the G8 agenda. Today, we honour those who selflessly give back to our communities. They - in the age of cuts - are the true heart of Britain

Northern Ireland’s open for business, says Cameron (as he trumpets

A five-star golf resort in Northern Ireland that has been in administration for over 18 months  with debts of £26 million, and regarded as a high-profile example of the worst excesses of Ireland’s banking crisis, will play host next year to eight of the world’s richest nations.

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