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New Selected Journals, 1939-1995, By Stephen Spender (edited by Lara Feigel and John Sutherland, with Natasha Spender)

Overshadowed in life by friends and peers, the poet and public thinker shines in his diaries.

Anthony Hilton: Counting the cost of some really big numbers

Robert Jenkins made a short speech to hedge fund managers in Monaco on Wednesday.

Jeremy Hunt shelves his controversial media Green Paper

Embattled Culture Secretary puts potentially divisive proposals on hold until after Olympics

Clegg: we must reform our broken establishment

Britain's establishment, including politics, the media and big business, is "broken" and must be radically reformed, Nick Clegg will claim today.

Lloyds' spa plan to detoxify banking

Lloyds Banking Group dispatched a dozen top bosses on a luxury spa break designed to prevent them from "bail out, burn out or being booted out".

US 'vigilante teacher' Tim Larkin barred from UK by Theresa May

A controversial American self-defence instructor has been banned from Britain by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Chalk Talk: Eton's head has the solution to the problem of 5,000 failing teachers

Whisper it not but I think I have found a role for those 5,000 head teachers that the new Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says are not up to scratch.

'Black box' could cut insurance bill for young drivers

The often astronomical insurance premiums for newly-qualified young drivers could be cut by up to £700 a year if "black boxes" are fitted in their cars.

'Black boxes' could slash the cost of insurance for young drivers

The often astronomical insurance premiums for newly-qualified young drivers could be cut by up to £700 a year if "black boxes" are fitted in their cars, insurers and the Government will claim today.

Tony Little, headmaster of Eton College, says politicians must start to look beyond education statistics

Eton head: Axe GCSEs and leave all exams until pupils are 18

Leaving certificate would end exam factory and allow schools and pupils more freedom of choice

Harvey does not care about critics

All hail the 21st-century Socrates...

...or, rather, don't, says the novelist Samantha Harvey, in explaining to Danuta Kean why we prefer not to question our beliefs

Dominic Mohan appears at Leveson Inquiry

Dominic Mohan, the current editor of The Sun, told the Leveson Inquiry today that the paper could be a "powerful force for good" through its campaigns, support for charities and efforts to explain complicated stories in a clear way.

Social science shunned as fees change student culture

The number of candidates opting to study social sciences has slumped by 20 per cent

Examiners say sorry over 'tip-offs'

Two senior examiners apologised today after appearing to tip off teachers about how they could secure top grades for GCSE students.

MPs to quiz suspended examiners

Three examiners suspended amid claims that teachers were being secretly advised how to boost GCSE and A-level results will give evidence to Parliament today.

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