71-year-old died 'peacefully' in Italy
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Wednesday 07 April 2010
Australia's central bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent yesterday, as part of a strategy to bring borrowing costs back to "average" levels.
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Thursday 04 March 2010
An Electoral Commission report today cleared the Conservative Party and its deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft of breaching electoral law in relation to £5.1 million of donations from Bearwood Corporate Services.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
British Airways, facing a damaging cabin crew strike, announced today that it carried 1.5% more passengers last month than in February 2009.
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Parents whose children are dying of cancer may consider hastening the process to reduce the length of time they spend suffering, a study has found.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
A vicar has been suspended after having an "inappropriate" relationship with a member of his congregation.
Friday 05 February 2010
A profits warning from Icap, the world’s largest interdealer broker, prompted a sell-off in its shares today, with the company losing almost a fifth of its value. Icap said it expected to make between £295m and £315m this year, significantly less than the £336m the City had been expecting.
Monday 25 January 2010
A self-confessed sex abuser has been secretly allowed back into Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) — in the latest scandal to rock the party.
Florence MacKenzie: Assiduous fundraiser and treasurer of the Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust
Tuesday 12 January 2010
It would be fanciful to suggest that the medieval ecclesiastical, and indeed later ecclesiastical architecture of Scotland matches the glories of Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Suffolk and several other English counties. None the less, there are many churches in dire need of repair, well worth rescue, dotted around Scotland.
Thursday 24 December 2009
The British National Party (BNP) could face prosecution for breaking electoral law over its annual accounts after it filed financial records which its accountants refused to sanction and the far-right group's own leader admitted were "inadequate".
Saturday 19 December 2009
Icap last night announced a $25m (£15.5m) settlement with America’s Securities & Exchange Commission to see off charges that it displayed fake trades to encourage activity by customers.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
John McWilliam: Highly respected politician who served as an Opposition whip at a difficult time for Labour
Thursday 19 November 2009
As a member of the Speaker's Panel – senior MPs, not ministers, who chair the committee stage of bills in the House of Commons – John McWilliam was procedurally authoritative and unflappable. For this reason, I was one of 14 MPs who gave him a vote in the long, drawn-out procedure for the election of a Speaker after Lady Boothroyd went to the House of Lords.
Saturday 17 October 2009
Sunday 27 September 2009
Conservative Party fundraisers have raised nearly half of the £18m needed for the election "fighting" fund after a big upsurge of support from businessmen and City financiers.
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit