Chris Huhne files are handed to CPS

Prosecutors have received files on claims that the Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge a speeding penalty after further investigations by Essex Police.

Diary: Blessed booms for Cambridge

This column is delighted to report that the actor and coal miner's son Brian Blessed remains in the race for the Chancellorship of Cambridge University, and last week released his first campaign video on YouTube. The next Chancellor, Blessed booms, "must be a pretty energetic guy with huge vision, a love of life, a love of people and a deep appreciation of education. He must sweat blood to help people who are underprivileged; you've got to sweat blood. That's why I want to be Chancellor." He added: "Gordon's ALIVE!!!" (No, of course he didn't.)

Majority of parents 'plagued by guilt'

The majority of British parents believe they are doing a bad job of bringing up their children and are constantly plagued by guilt, a new survey has revealed.

New Finnish Grammar, By Diego Marani (trs Judith Landry)

The gloom of an unknown soldier

'When someone dies, I want people to care'

The 'Wire in the Blood' killer is back, but his creator Val McDermid tells Danuta Kean there is more to her work than violent crime

Katie Price launches magazine about herself

Katie Price is to take on the gossip magazines by launching her own title - about herself.

New investigation into film maker that took millions from Malaysia

Press corps in Kuala Lumpur all knew FBC had close links to the Malaysian government with special access

Bullying is a reality for 40 per cent of TV workers, says survey

Bullying in the television industry has become significantly worse over the past decade, with victims suffering long-term harassment, plagiarism of ideas and verbal abuse, a survey has found.

Diary: Compound interests

More on the reading habits of the Gaddafi family.

Letter from the editor: Frontline reporting

Sky’s Alex Crawford is deservedly winning many plaudits for her live on-the-spot reporting of the Libyan rebels’ triumphant march into the heart of Tripoli on Sunday night.

Business Diary: Insurers drop a hint on tax

Breaking news from the Association of British Insurers, boasting of the industry's "crucial" rising tax contribution to the economy. Apparently the industry has ponied up £10.4bn as the country recovers from the recession – enough, says the ABI, to cover the entire £10.2bn budget of the Home Office. It's an interesting example to single out, given what is likely to be a fraught debate over how much of the bill for the riots should be covered by insurers and how much should fall on government compensation schemes.

Diary: Cheesy quip is hardly mature

Cheesemaker and erstwhile bassist Alex James, formerly of this parish, and now of Kingham in the county of Oxfordshire, wrote in his September column for Esquire magazine (published at the beginning of August, because that's how magazines work) that readers fed up with French cheeses ought to "try a block of good cheddar layered with some of Heinz's finest [ketchup]". Strange advice, you might say, though it began to make more sense last week, when James announced that he was launching a range of flavoured "family" cheeses for Asda, including curry, sweet chilli and – whaddyaknow? – tomato ketchup flavour. "The cheese equivalent of spam, flecked with fat," opined one Independent taster. Quite a comedown for the reluctant Chipping Norton Settee, who once sold cheese to Alan Rusbridger at the Daylesford Organic farm shop.

Dictionary consigns 'aerodrome' to history

While it may have been a rare occasion that one heard the word "wittol", it is now likely to become even more so, as it joins a number of words that have become extinct in the past year.

Stephen Glover: Is Richard Desmond Murdoch's true heir?

Media Studies: Cost-cutting and imitation will only get him so far – but that could be quite a long way

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