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A new row over job cuts on London Underground flared today ahead of peace talks aimed at averting more strikes by thousands of Tube workers.

Matthew Norman's Diary: Before you leave, Vince, please stop Murdoch

If there were such a timepiece as the Vince Cable Doomsday Clock, illustrating how close to resignation he is at any given time, the big hand would today stand at two minutes to midnight. In fact, after last week's nuclear assault on the Government's non-EU immigration quota, it may be 11.59pm.

Sarah Sands: Shake my hand and give yourself away

The factors that decide health and longevity are mostly genetically determined. So the medical research last week that recommended a strong handshake got an enthusiastic airing. But are handshakes an expression of physiology or of character?

Book Of A Lifetime: Le Parti Pris des Choses, By Francis Ponge

In 1991, just out of college, I bought a copy of Francis Ponge's 'Le Parti Pris des Choses'. Ponge, one of the signatories of the 'Surrealist Manifesto', is usually described as a "poet" – yet the label doesn't quite fit. For a start, he wrote in prose. Strange prose, it must be said: short paragraphs so rich with metaphor and all the tricks of rhetoric (apostrophe, the interrogative, declamatory exhortations such as "Let us consider...") that, as with the best poems, we're disoriented from the start by being immersed in language and nothing but language, with all its quicksand-like shiftiness, its sleights of hand, its endless self-adjustments and self-contradictions. Ponge even made a term up for his hybrid form, naming one of his collections 'Proêmes'.

Husband of Briton murdered in US disowns accused son

The grieving husband of a British woman murdered in her home in the US today said: "I no longer have a son."

Newlywed stabbed to death by stepson

A British woman who had recently married an American psychologist was stabbed to death by her stepson in a frenzied attack at their home.

BAE joins wave energy project

BAE systems has teamed up with the wave energy developer Aquamarine Power in an almost £1m project to produce more reliable alternative energy sources for the UK. BAE and Aquamarine put up £450,000, to match a grant from the Technology Strategy Board. The funding is to support the development of the commercial production of Aquamarine's Oyster wave energy converter.

Herpes outbreak endangers oysters

An outbreak of the herpes virus in oysters could be potentially "devastating" for stocks of the shellfish, experts have warned.

Refunds for delayed Tube journeys at the click of a mouse

Londoners now have a helping hand if they want to claim back cash for delayed Tube journeys with the launch of free-to-use service, Mytubewaslate.com.

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