Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are
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Tuesday 30 June 2009
*Ruth Madoff, at her husband's side for 50 years, broke her silence to express not just her sympathy for the victims of Bernard Madoff's gargantuan fraud, but also to align herself as one of those victims.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/the-life-brow-5.html">The Life Browser: Ten best savings accounts</a>
Tuesday 07 October 2008
Oh dear. Last week, as everyone fretted about losing their life savings with bans teetering on the brink of collapse around the world, The Guardian championed those that were upping savings rates to attract customers, by suggesting a list of the ten best savings accounts.
Friday 12 September 2008
The Hollywood actress Rose McGowan has been heavily criticised after expressing sympathy with the IRA ahead of the release of her new film.
Wednesday 21 May 2008
A 57-year-old man has been arrested in Northern Ireland for questioning over the kidnap and murder of a British army officer Robert Nairac in 1977.
Thursday 13 March 2008
Standard Life shares surged yesterday after the life insurer posted annual profits ahead of expectations and sounded an upbeat note on its prospects this year.
Monday 30 October 2006
A little bird tells Small Talk that good news is on the way for Transense Technologies. Michelin, long a licensee of the AIM group's technology, is tipped to announce at its annual press day this week that Transense's battery-less tyre pressure monitoring sensor will be used in the next generation of its truck tyres. Production of the tyres with the Transense gadget incorporated in them could start as early as next year. There is also a suggestion among industry insiders that Michelin may go further and announce the use of the AIM group's system in car tyres as well.
Friday 02 June 2006
Rebel shareholders in Arcelor plan to sue individual members of the steel group's board if it continues to effectively ignore their resistance to a merger with the Russian group Severstal.
Friday 26 August 2005
Wednesday 02 February 2005
Saturday 14 August 2004
A man dying of cancer secretly arranged for his closest friends to take a holiday after his death - paid for with his life savings.
Sunday 04 July 2004
Monday 09 February 2004
Sunday 05 October 2003
Friday 02 May 2003
Thursday 17 April 2003
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach