i Penny Mordaunt, Conservative MP

Someone’s about to make a Splash!

Middleton's pay 'may hit pounds 10m'

Lloyd's changeover: New chief executive sets out to quell fears in the market

Middleton resigns at critical stage for Lloyd's of London

Insurance loss: Names bemused by departure of man seen as linch- pin in fight to repair battered credibility

BOOKS : FICTION : Peacetime blues

CASTING OFF by Elizabeth Jane Howard, Macmillan pounds 15.99

Double glazing complaints soar

Complaints by the public about double glazing and installation have rocketed by nearly 50 per cent over the last five years and home improvement now accounts for a fifth of all consumer complaints, the Institute of Trading Standards Administration (ITSA) reveals today.

Town relives the night Lindsay, 13, disappeared


Lloyd's to reveal trust plan to names

Lloyd's of London will today reveal plans for setting up on trust lines the giant reinsurance vehicle it hopes will rescue it from the crushing burden of old loss-making policies. Lloyd's will tell names, whose money will provide the capital for Equitas, that a trust is the best way of getting back to them any eventual profits from the reinsurance venture.

Opera Janacek's Jenufa Opera North, Leeds Jan Smaczny

`As a series of exquisite tableaux, this could hardly be bettered, but without a stronger sense of drama, Jenufa is nothing'

Names to vote 'blind' for rescue package


LETTER : Housing policy falling down

CHRISTIAN Wolmar, like the housing White Paper itself, ignores one major housing issue.

LETTER : Restoration of the Taj Mahal

From Mr Rajiv Dogra

Breakaway party sours Labour relations

Council that `brought town back from the dead' splits in two amid long-running claims of impropriety. Nicholas Timmins reports

Letter: Cardinal error

From Mr Peter Avis

Air chief quits after renovations row

Air Chief Marshal Sir Sandy Wilson, 53, resigned from the Royal Air Force yesterday after a row over a £380,000 renovation bill for his official residence.

Reconstruction fails

A reconstruction of the movements of Gordon Wardell, the husband of Carol Wardell, the building society manager who was murdered by a gang who abducted her from her home to raid the Woolwich Building Society offices in Nuneaton, failed to produce anything positive, police said.

Husband's ordeal

Gordon Wardell, whose wife Carol, a 38-year-old building society manageress, was kidnapped and killed by robbers three weeks ago, staged a reconstruction of his movements on the night of her death.
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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
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'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

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New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine