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Monday 01 October 2012
Californian parents concerned about their child's sexuality will no longer be able to put them through controversial "gay-repair" therapy after the state became the first to outlaw any practices aiming to influence the sexual orientation of minors. The San Francisco Gate reports.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
The Government has been accused of ignoring the views of more than 1,000 people who responded to a public consultation on its controversial lobbying reforms.
Monday 06 August 2012
The Synchronised Swimming is now in full (hopefully concerted) flow at London 2012.
Saturday 28 July 2012
US Outlook: Don't be surprised if the price of your morning cornflakes go up. A drought in the midwest here is getting so bad that barges taking grain down the Mississippi are having to lighten their usual loads. The river is so low that they are afraid of getting stuck on the bottom.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Sunday 15 July 2012
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he considered quitting over his handling of Rupert Murdoch's takeover bid for BSkyB.
Saturday 23 June 2012
Robert Jenkins made a short speech to hedge fund managers in Monaco on Wednesday.
Monday 04 June 2012
George Osborne hopes to cut wind turbine subsidies because his MPs fear their constituents oppose them. But new polling proves their antipathy is hot air
Friday 01 June 2012
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt exchanged text messages with James Murdoch even after being given "quasi-judicial" responsibility for News Corp's takeover of BSkyB, the Leveson Inquiry heard yesterday.
Monday 28 May 2012
With three days to his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry, fresh pressure was piling on Jeremy Hunt over his links with News Corp. The Culture Secretary, pictured, was urged to quit by one of his Tory predecessors, while Nick Clegg delivered a warning about politicians ending up "in the pockets of media moguls".
Saturday 26 May 2012
Culture Secretary was warned to 'do nothing' to influence Murdoch's bid for broadcaster
Saturday 26 May 2012
Adam Smith reveals how he was lined up as the fall guy over BSkyB bid controversy
Saturday 26 May 2012
US Outlook Nobody mentioned the name Greg Smith, though it is barely two months since the London-based trader quit Goldman Sachs citing a "toxic" culture where clients were regarded as "muppets" to be ripped off wherever possible.
Friday 25 May 2012
At 11am, just before Robert Jay called his next witness, the room fell silent and you could hear a helicopter flying over the Royal Courts of Justice. A fire alarm would have been more appropriate. The Leveson Inquiry was suddenly both inquisition and confessionary: two men, once linked at the hip through their friendly emails and text messages about government secrets, were together again, turning on one another's evidence and tilting the future political career of the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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