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ITV buys stake in ‘Teen Wolf’ firm

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Iain Duncan Smith puts ministerial career on the line after rolling out a barrel-full of jargon and clichés

It’s a sure sign that a minister is under pressure when the jargon level rises. As Iain Duncan Smith defended himself today the jargonometer surged into the red zone.

Some GP practices failed to submit data

NHS receives 3,000 complaints every week - with nearly half against medical professionals

NHS Confederation said it was important to keep the number of complaints in perspective

Serco shares dive after fraud accusations

Security and outsourcing giant Serco saw up to half a billion pounds wiped off its value today as it faced a freeze on lucrative Government contracts amid a fresh scandal over allegedly fraudulent behaviour.

Tradesmen, not bankers, put in the longest hours

Britain’s army of tradesmen is working longer than famously office-tied bankers as holidays are sacrificed and weekends ignored in a bid to squeeze more jobs in.

Ben Chu: Accounting for failure

Outlook Physicians get told to heal themselves. And some insolvency accountants could, apparently, benefit from their own medicine too.

Sales growth at Asda slows down

The chief executive of Asda has mounted a vigorous defence of its performance and strategy after the supermarket chain revealed that sales growth had slowed in the second quarter.

Last blow from ENRC before it is taken over

ENRC, the scandal-struck Kazakhstan miner beset by corruption allegations and boardroom bust-ups, offered shareholders one final disappointment yesterday with poor results ahead of being taken private.

Falling oil price drills a hole in EnQuest's profits

A fall in the price of crude oil has knocked 13.2 per cent off interim profits at the North Sea oil explorer EnQuest.

Tarnished gold price hits profits at H&T

An explosion in the number of rival pawnbrokers on the high street and a slump in the number of people exchanging gold for cash has prompted a sharp fall in half-yearly profits at H&T.

Deloitte hails UK 'turning point' as its revenues and profits grow

Big four accountancy firm Deloitte has posted an increase in both revenues and profits as the UK economy starts to pick up.

Money Alert: Granny credit

Adults lumbered with the grandchildren this summer could be missing a trick that could help boost their state pension. Half of Britain's seven million working-age grandparents have a young grandchild and can qualify for Class 3 National Insurance credits for looking after children aged under 12 — which can be used to top up their income in retirement.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds the Prince of Cambridge

Royal Baby and mobiles lift William Hill

Company revenues for the first half rose 20 per cent to £751.6 million

Deloitte loses MG Rover conflict-of-interest appeal

Deloitte has failed to overturn a ruling that it did not manage conflicts of interest between MG Rover and the so-called “Phoenix Four” directors in the lead-up to the car maker’s collapse.

Regulator accused of £110m error

Competition Commission's audit reform costs 'materially' underestimated, claim Big Four

Tchenguiz brothers plan £2.5bn legal action over arrests by SFO

Property tycoons to seek damages after judge orders release of papers
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Brian Harvey turned up at Downing Street today demanding to speak to the Prime Minister
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Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested

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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

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Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary: 'There are pressures which we are facing but there is not a crisis'
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Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album