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Saturday 07 January 2012
The convicted fraudster who gave the Liberal Democrats their biggest ever donation has been arrested in the Caribbean after more than three years on the run.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Justin Pipe had to re-learn his technique after a road accident but is now in the form of his life ahead of World Championships, writes Nick Szczepanik
Wednesday 07 December 2011
The official Christmas cracker manufacturer for the Queen reported a robust half-year performance yesterday after selling 2 billion feet worth of gift wrap.
Friday 11 November 2011
Second Best Moments in Chinese History by Frank Kuppner
Monday 07 November 2011
Brighthouse, the private equity-backed retailer, has delivered a sharp uplift in half-year profits, reinforcing the continuing demand for its rent-to-own products among cash-strapped consumers in austerity Britain.
Wednesday 26 October 2011
The City watchdog has fined Credit Suisse £5.9m after uncovering failings related to sales of a complex investment product.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
Friday 26 August 2011
Helen Simpson's latest collection of short stories - she brings one out every five years - opens on familiar ground. "Up at the Villa" is a blistering account of the trials of early parenthood revealed under too bright a Southern sun. The classic Simpson cast includes a baby, "a furious geranium in its parasol-shaded buggy", its mother, a "large, pale woman sagging about it in her bikini" and the father, "making a great noise with his two-day-old copy of The Times". Watching them are a group of young people who've broken into the garden for a swim, but instead find themselves witness to an ugly marital spat.
Saturday 20 August 2011
From Gruffalo pencils to ergonomic rucksacks, Kate Watson-Smyth unpacks the latest kit for the new term
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Alf Parish was one of the print unions' leading negotiators at a time when the industry faced unprecedented challenges. The collapse of the Maxwell empire and Murdoch's moonlight flit to Wapping all occurred on his watch, as did the introduction of new technology across the board. But with the industry in turmoil, Parish, cigar in hand and with acerbic wit, remained a model of calmness.
Friday 12 August 2011
Monday 08 August 2011
Rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again tonight as politicians and police chiefs tried desperately to curb the "sheer criminality".
Thursday 04 August 2011
If history is written by the winners, then Zaki Sultan won't be sharpening his pencil any time soon. In February, when the Egyptian uprising was in full swing, he was one of the pro-Mubarak supporters who charged his camel into Tahrir Square to try to turf out pro-democracy activists. He failed.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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- 5 The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat