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Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are

Money: Tax Tips - The forgotten part of pensions

Remember those ads for an insurance company showing the face of a man in his 20s, 40s and 60s getting progressively more worried because he didn't have an adequate pension? I used to think there should have been one more picture - a grinning skull, delighted he'd had a good time and spent his cash.

Managed funds: Savings accounts that last from cradle to the grave

Changes are afoot in the investment world. The Government plans to introduce Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) in 1999. Notice of this was given by Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his Budget in July.

Face-to-face with terrorism

A businesswoman told yesterday how she rushed to the aid of the policewoman gunned down by the IRA and came face-to-face with the horror of terrorism.

WPC shot by IRA gunmen in Londonderry attack

A woman police officer was shot and seriously wounded in an IRA attack in the city of Londonderry yesterday, amid apparently unfounded media speculation that a new IRA ceasefire was imminent.

Why fortune favours the investment fund

Over the past 30 years more than 2 million people have learned that the surest route to long-term savings growth is through unit trusts and investment trusts.

Soldier shot dead by IRA sniper

A soldier was shot dead by a sniper in South Armagh last night as the IRA continued its escalation of violence in Northern Ireland.

Tax-Exempt Special Savings Accounts: Four million find true happiness with Tessa

Here and on pages 20 to 21 we look at a pounds 27bn scheme

Money: This is your life savings

My biggest mistake; A teaching aid that flopped cost Michael Aspel pounds 600,000

Suspect held over 'IRA plot'

A French citizen was being questioned by anti-terrorist police in France yesterday in connection with a suspected IRA bomb plot.

Warner stalls over release of pounds 30m IRA film

The release in Britain of the new pounds 30m film on the IRA's founding father, Michael Collins, may be delayed because of Hollywood fears that it could spark renewed IRA violence.

IRA 'fixer' could be the first to fight conviction

A man jailed for 30 years as a top IRA "fixer" could be one of the first to appeal against conviction after the disclosure that equipment used to test for explosives had been contaminated, his solicitor said last night.

IRA's message tempers threats with hope

DAVID MCKITTRICK

Dry run for Docklands blast

The IRA rehearsed the Docklands bombing, which ended the ceasefire, before the Government announced plans for elections in Northern Ireland, writes Will Bennett.

Hopes of an 'imminent' IRA ceasefire dashed

The IRA and Sinn Fein yesterday signalled that a renewal of the IRA cessation is not imminent in the wake of the Anglo-Irish summit which set 10 June as the date for all-party talks in Northern Ireland.

Commercial Union plays safe by spreading its business

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