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15 changed over so far, but many more could follow, says Lord Adonis

Taming the tortoise

A US company with religious links believes variety is not the spice of office life.

Milan Machovec

Philosopher who introduced the Communists to Christian-Marxist dialogue

Whistling from the gut

Andy D'Urso believes the men in black will have to rely on their famous instinct to stop the divers. Phil Shaw talks to a Premiership referee who is aware that any resulting abuse is just part of the job

10 reasons to study in the area

Teaching the 'unteachable'

Is entrepreneurship in the blood, or can it be learnt?

Now it's turf wars for Byers

Foreign Office seminar on European business links adds to pressure on the embattled Trade Secretary

Yes, really - work can be fun

The drinker | a steady bottle

Jockeys face yellow cards

Football: Anelka the inspiration as agents' position is tackled

A CALL for agents to make an undertaking not to induce players to break their contracts with clubs has emerged from a conference seemingly inspired by Arsenal's vice-chairman, David Dein, in the wake of the Nicolas Anelka saga.

Clinton, Blair & Co hold a progressives' board meeting

LEADERS OF many of the world's left-leaning governments met in Florence yesterday to bury past ideological rifts and map out a future in which they hope the poorest of the planet will see the benefits of economic growth.

Independent Graduate: Final-year students: things to do

November is the month that employers start giving presentations in universities. Time to start completing their application forms.

Letter: Could Jesus read?

Sir: James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, states that Jesus could read and write ("Let's turn the other cheek", 2 November). How does he know? In The Five Gospels (1993), a new translation and commentary by Robert Funk, Roy Hoover and the Jesus Seminar, it is stated that "Jesus wrote nothing, so far as we know. We do not know for certain that Jesus could write; we are not even positive that he could read, in spite of suggestions in the gospels that he could."
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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

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Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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