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Defence procurement has been one of the biggest machines for wasting money

Politics: Anger at Labour MP's call for ban on foreign workers

A LABOUR MP faced calls to resign last night after he demanded an end to foreign workers moving to Britain, warning that the influx would damage race relations.

The well runs dry

Inkjet cartridges don't come cheap and there's no way of knowing how long they will last. Is anyone standing up for consumers? Michael Pollitt reports

Keith Vaz offers to put up bail for jailed Leicester footballers

Desperate attempts to secure the return of the soccer players continue as the Midlands club faces Premiership catastrophe

European Union seeks seat on Security Council

EUROPE RAISED the stakes over its foreign policy plans yesterday, calling for an EU seat on the UN Security Council, a wide remit for its planned rapid reaction force and an increase in defence spending.

Law: Proof positive that there's life after wallpaper

Controversy has dogged Derry Irvine ever since he became Lord Chancellor. Two new books will add to that. But he is determined to rise above his critics.

New laws are planned for holidaymakers to deal with `rip-offs' in Europe

THE GOVERNMENT is to introduce laws to help British tourists sue if they feel they have been overcharged or poorly served while on holiday in Europe.

New laws planned to tackle holiday `rip-offs'

THE GOVERNMENT is to introduce laws to help British tourists sue if they are feel they have been overcharged or poorly served while they were on holiday in Europe.

Law: When you can't decide, who will?

The rights of the mentally incapacitated are not legally clear. Government proposals try to address this.

Law: Briefs

REMEMBER JONATHAN Brierley, the 16-stone solicitor advocate who sexually assaulted a dinner guest as she slept next to her fiance? Last week, a judge - told of his excessive drinking and domestic problems - took pity on him and allowed him to serve out a two-year probation order rather than go to prison.

Commons Vote: Labour MPs rebel against legal aid cuts

TONY BLAIR suffered a fresh rebuff from his party's left-wing last night when 21 Labour MPs rebelled against cuts in the legal aid system.
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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

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Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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