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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 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.

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.

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee