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Tesla electric cars made safer

July named as grumpiest month for Britons

Despite the sunny weather, July is the grumpiest month for Britons as they battle with sleep deprivation and fraying tempers in the heat, a survey suggested today.

Guy Parsons: No time for resting on laurels as Travelodge chases Olympic dream

The Business Interview: The new chief executive of the budget hotel chain wants to dominate the domestic market in time for the 2012 Olympics

24-Hour Room Service: Fashion 26, New York City

A hotel to suit the Garment District

Job worries are causing sleepness night

Most people are getting less than eight hours' sleep a night because of worries over job security, performance at work and finances, a study revealed today.

Business Diary: When hoteliers fall out

News reaches us of ructions in the cosy world of bed and breakfasts, where the hotels group Travelodge has resigned from the British Hospitality Association in something of a strop. Travelodge's new chief executive, Guy Parsons, says British tourism has been "punching below our weight" in campaigns for industry-friendly government policies, and seems to lay the blame at the BHA's door. So Travelodge is off to plough its own furrow.

Graduate news: Matchmaking service helps job applications

Fed up with applying for jobs? The Graduate Recruitment Bureau will – rather surprisingly – do it for you. Just submit your CV on their website, and a team of analysers will assess your skills, put you forward for jobs and even make the follow-up calls.

Simon Calder: If a 660 per cent tax bill doesn't stop us flying...

The man who pays his way

Children's TV ban for Lenny Henry 'axe' ad

An advert parodying horror film The Shining in which comedian Lenny Henry attacks a door with an axe was banned during children's programming, a watchdog said today.

The Big Six: Hotels for petrolheads

From a converted 100-year-old warehouse just a kick start from the Harley-Davidson Museum to a Surrey hotel built on the site of the iconic Brooklands racing circuit...

DJ Taylor: Feminism works so well for women we should try it on men

Purging the top shelf, a grilling for Gordon, questions about his seaside holiday, the music of the eggheads, and answering a call of nature in the Hebrides

Questions Of Cash: 'My landlord won't stump up for costly flood'

Q. We had a flood in our housing association flat while away at Christmas. The tap had dripped, causing the sink to fill. It turned out the overflow was blocked, so the excess water could not drain away. The housing association's plumber changed the washer, but wouldn't look at the overflow problem and claimed it was our fault. I have been asked to pay for the cost of the repair and have been in dispute with them for two weeks. My contents insurer says the association will be insured for this and should do the repairs. CO, London.

Cinema's golden age reaches the final reel

They brought glamour into simple lives, but Britain's Art Deco picture palaces are being pulled down by developers with grand ideas

Restructuring plan fails to lift Dubai stocks

Dubai stocks hit a second day of turbulence today despite a restructuring plan from its debt-engulfed investment arm.

Dubai expansion fuelled by years of cheap money

Worries over Dubai's ability to pay its debts come after years of expansion fuelled by cheap money - bringing a huge potential headache for UK banks.

Expenses-row MP dismisses 'house ban' claim

The head of the Commons committee that deals with MPs' expenses abuse dismissed an allegation that his wife banned him from the constituency home he claimed for as "akin to Harry Potter" today.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project