News George Osborne has been accused of burying a 'stealth cut' in the Autumn statement

More than three million low-income families risk missing out on the economic recovery even if wages start to keep pace with inflation, according to an analysis for The Independent.

Coe warns Spurs stadium plan would 'trash our reputation'

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Committee (LOCOG), said yesterday that Britain's reputation would be "trashed" if Tottenham Hotspur's plan to rip down the Olympic Stadium was given the go-ahead next week.

Ennis looks good in season's opener

Jessica Ennis opened her indoor season in impressive fashion at the North of England Championships in her hometown, Sheffield, on Saturday.

Officers escape action over attack on royal couple

No officers will face disciplinary action after a mob attacked the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the tuition fees protests, Scotland Yard said today.

Chris Smalling: 'Next thing I knew I was meeting Sir Alex. It was a bit surreal'

The defender tells Ian Herbert how United's manager convinced him to reject his beloved Arsenal and head for Old Trafford instead

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Why are men's magazines being left on the shelf?

What do men want? It's an imponderable question which I feel strangely unqualified to answer. I suspect there are quite a few men who feel like me: I have an aversion to shopping, contempt for most advertising, only a vague notion of where I'm going in life, a bemused attitude to extreme sports, and a fairly strong conviction that repeatedly showing me images of semi-naked women will do nothing but make me feel depressed, frustrated and grubby. So when I leaf through a pile of men's magazines, I can't help wondering who they're addressing.

Jim Greenwood: Lions rugby union player who became acknowledged as one of the game's leading thinkers

He may never have coached an international side, but Jim Greenwood made a lasting influence on many of the world's leading coaches and became known as "Mr Rugby"in New Zealand. Acknowledged across the rugby union-playing world as one of the greatest thinkers on the game, his two books, Total Rugby and Think Rugby, became classic texts for coaches at all levels.

Bull attack woman fighting for life

A woman critically injured by a bull which killed her husband was fighting for her life in hospital today.

Lover 'found lottery winner's body'

A lottery winner who hanged himself in his home was found by a live-in lover his family had no idea existed, an inquest heard today.

Britain's building societies are key to getting decent financial services

Members of the Kent Reliance are being asked today to vote to turn it into a bank. But we must fight for mutuality, says Simon Read

Barbershop boys land £1m record deal

An award-winning barbershop quartet is tackling a new style of cut - after landing a major record deal.

Undertaker, 17, sets up his own business

A boy of 17 has become possibly the youngest funeral director in Britain to set up his own business.

Swimming: Simmonds takes gold in British one-two

Lizzie Simmonds and Gemma Spofforth claimed a one-two for Great Britain in the 200 metres backstroke at the European Championships in Budapest yesterday.

Swimming: Fogg is pick of British 10km trio

Daniel Fogg was the first of three British swimmers home when he finished 11th in the 10km open water event as the European Aquatics Championships got under way in Budapest yesterday.

Man stabbed to death in 'disturbance'

A murder investigation is under way after a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death today, police said.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition