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As if the police had not already inflicted enough trouble on themselves with the plebgate saga, a Chief Constable had to ‘fess up that his force did not understand the law that protects an MP’s right to speak freely.

A five-week-old baby has become the youngest organ donor in Britain after a successful operation to save the life of a 22-year-old

Woman's life saved by five-week-old baby’s donated kidneys

Parents of youngest organ donor in British history give their consent for life-changing transplant in 22-year-old

Members of the media gathered outside the News International building last year

Papers ready to defy MPs on regulation

Newspapers and magazines plan to set up a rival organisation to the royal charter prepared by politicians

MVF co-founder and chief executive Titus Sharpe

Founders of UK's fastest growing tech firm buy back former business

The founders of the UK's fastest growing technology company have bought back the business they sold to a billion pound company just five years ago.

Twitter has argued that because it still operates at a loss, it shouldn't have to pay more towards the charity working to tackle child pornography online

Twitter pays just £5,000 to tackle images of child abuse online - and is unhappy about being asked to contribute more

Industry-funded charity Internet Watch Foundation is raising the fees paid by members, but have met resistance from the social media giant

The Scottish entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne has taken the unusual step of criticising the clients of his own gym business empire, saying he is unhappy with the kind of people using the chain after he decided to drop the membership prices

Duncan Bannatyne slams his own gym clients in ‘Ratner moment’

The Scottish entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne has taken the unusual step of criticising the clients of his own gym business empire, saying he is unhappy with the kind of people using the chain after he decided to drop the membership prices.

Plebgate one year on: IPCC says case surrounding Andrew Mitchell resignation involves 'allegations of complex conspiracy'

Nine Met Police officers are being investigated as part of investigation as watchdog defends itself against claims of 'rambling' investigation

Employers have said that graduates are unprepared for the workplace

Graduates unprepared for employment

Many graduates are not prepared for the working world according to employers

Tina Brown wrote about Princess Diana in ‘The Diana Chronicles’

Bitten by 'The Beast': British editor, Tina Brown, leaving New York website as tension with owners boils over

Ms Brown left her position at ‘Tatler’ in London to edit ‘Vanity Fair’ in New York at just 31 years old

Thompson stood down after eight years in 2012

BBC severance row: Corporation's 'big beasts' Lord Patten and Mark Thompson gear up for battle that only one can win

Current BBC chairman and former Director-General will provide theatre in front of Public Accounts Committee

Undercover Sunday Times reporter 'had sex with dentist' during Mazher Mahmood sting

Investigator's actions exposed during General Dental Council hearing

No 10's mask slips (luckily David Cameron's Mickey Mouse towel didn't)

Pity poor David Cameron. Deer-stalking in Jura was out because of a bad back. You can't get to the gym or on the bike like you used to. So you're carrying a little extra holiday weight. But, you think, going topless on the beach in Cornwall will be safe because there's an agreement with newspaper editors not to publish paparazzi shots of you on holiday – beyond those staged ones with Samantha at the picnic table. You think the world – beyond the gawpers on Polzeath beach – will never see you changing your swimming trunks under a Mickey Mouse towel.

Economist Anatole Kaletsky

The Feral Beast: A high-class marriage, cooking the books, literary sport and tattoo talk

As David Cameron's sister-in-law, and former correspondence secretary, Alice Sheffield knows how hectic his schedule can be. So it's considerate of her to be getting married in a window when the Camerons can make it – Saturday 7 September – after recess but just before conference. Sam Cam's 32-year-old half-sister was last in the news five years ago, when the PM was found to be employing her three days a week. Now she is to marry her French estate agent fiancé, Etienne Cadestin, at the Sheffields' family home in North Yorkshire. The gardens of Sutton Park, normally open to the public, will be shut that weekend. Sir Reginald Sheffield, Sam Cam's dad, bought it in 1963, after downsizing from nearby Normanby Hall. My man in the potting shed says the place is a flurry of activity. "They're currently building a pergola to prettify the loo block," he whispers. "Though the kitchen garden is still a little on the wild side."

Hannah Smith was found hanged at her home

Suicide girl’s father rejects ask.fm self-post claim

The father of a teenager who was found hanged after receiving hate messages on the social media website ask.fm has reacted angrily to claims that his daughter posted the messages herself.

Jeremy Hunt wants to change the way GPs work

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says NHS must adapt to survive

Hunt says 'people are actually dying' because of inefficient record-keeping

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