A A Gill, Peter Kemp and David Sexton in the running for the award that celebrates the year's most acerbic, entertaining critical put-downs
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The FA’s decision to appoint a male coach of the England women’s football team shows progress – but there’s still a long way to go
Lord Mackenzie and Lord Laird both face temporary bans after being caught by Sunday Times journalists
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There is no international consensus on what’s right, but any move to change the law here would be politically impossible
Leading public health advisor to Government says 15-year-olds should be allowed to get support and contraception
Long before my family became involved in publishing, we had a deep respect for The Independent and the tradition of British journalism it belongs to. This dates back to the 1980s, when my father was working as an economic analyst for the Soviet intelligence service. He read it because he wanted information he could trust.
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.
Nine Met Police officers are being investigated as part of investigation as watchdog defends itself against claims of 'rambling' investigation
Many graduates are not prepared for the working world according to employers
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."
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.
Hunt says 'people are actually dying' because of inefficient record-keeping
Mark Neville's Deeds Not Words show in London includes frank testimony from some of those worst affected by the child poisoning case