Voices Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk amid ruins of buildings in Maraboth, Philippines

For victims of disaster, the nightmare doesn’t end when the media averts its gaze

Thrifty living: Why does saving money end up costing so much?

Some urgent questions about money. Is it better, spiritually and mentally, to work from a positive balance where your debts have been hidden away (or rather, offloaded on to a loan with a high interest-rate), rather than a permanently negative account that's always overdrawn? And why is it that money streams out of your account faster than it clocks in; that the £300 spent at Topshop makes a far, far bigger dent than the same amount earned?

Christina Patterson: The dignity of work in a supermarket

Imagine a world where your every move was monitored and recorded. "Got up. Walked across room. Went to loo." Boring, isn't it? (For just how boring, see public transport diary, below.) Boring for you, boring for the observer and possibly just a little bit intrusive.

Test drivers set pace as big guns shy away from circuit's demands

The weather gods smiled, the fans who came seemed happy, and the president of the FIA, the governing body of motor sport, Max Mosley said controversial things about limitations on engine development and reallocation of research budgets into lightweight hybrid technology. And most of the really quick drivers kept their powder dry to preserve their equipment on a demanding circuit.

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It was always going to go over. I was never going to miss. Didn't give it a second thought. It was written for me.

Matalan in talks over sale of Lee Cooper

Matalan, the discount retailer at the centre of bid speculation, revealed yesterday it had received a takeover approach - but only for its Lee Cooper jeans subsidiary.

Matalan rises on speculation of Wal-Mart takeover

Matalan was flavour of the day among those pushing takeover stories yesterday. The last time the discount retailer was mentioned as a likely bid target, gossips talked of a move on the group by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Then the talk was of John Hargreaves selling his 52 per cent stake in Matalan to the US private equity giant and thereby sparking a bid for the company. Yesterday, dealing rooms were alive with talk of an offer from Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer.

Living for kicks

Billy Wingrove may be a Premiership reject, but he could still teach Ronaldo and Co a few tricks. Like keeping the ball in the air with his feet 2,848 times. Peter Conchie gets a humbling lesson in the art of close control from Britain's foremost freestyle footballer

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Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

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After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003