More than £1.6bn worth of groceries and other goods are being stolen every year by supermarket customers using self-service tills, according to a new survey.
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Saturday 13 October 2012
The efforts by the City's financial institutions to fill the lending gap left by banks have at times seemed rather like the picture from a hundred westerns where the US Cavalry rides to the rescue. They look heroic, they sound keen and some of them look moderately respectable. But they are so slow that they arrive on the scene too late to save the wagon train.
Britain's Sir John Gurdon wins Nobel prize in medicine for his pioneering work in cloning and stem cells
Monday 08 October 2012
The 79-year-old was the first person to clone an animal from a single cell
Monday 01 October 2012
Deane was attracted by research but not by teaching; she always disliked showing off
Thursday 27 September 2012
Three members of a gang who stole millions of pounds worth of Chinese antiques from a museum in an act of 'cultural vandalism' have been jailed for six years each.
Friday 10 August 2012
My first thought, I confess, was, "Look out, Jacob Rees-Mogg." At present, the Member for North East Somerset is pretty much unchallenged as our leading Cartoon Conservative. But everything about Joe Cooke seemed to suggest that he couldn't take his pre-eminence for granted.
Friday 03 August 2012
Record numbers of schools have ditched GCSE exams this year in favour of a more traditional exam modelled along the lines of O-levels.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Figures suggest that £9,000 fees have shifted interest away from less selective institutions
Thursday 26 July 2012
An experiment based on an Aesop's fable has shown how differently children and crows learn about the world.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Neanderthal man may have preferred domestic chores to a rugged hunter-gatherer lifestyle, researchers have said.
Saturday 14 July 2012
He is the world’s most famous defender of the natural world – but for years, Sir David Attenborough harboured a secret guilt about it.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Two out of every five victims of homophobic bullying at school attempt or contemplate suicide, a report released today reveals.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Who cares whether guilt or fear of nagging drives them
Friday 22 June 2012
Radical proposals to reform the House of Lords are set to shine a light on those peers with low participation in debates or votes
Friday 18 May 2012
Stephen Fry will be reunited with comedy partner Hugh Laurie in a new animated film based on the work of Oscar Wilde, it has been announced.
'Amicable divorce'? Tycoon couple Dr Martin Coward and Elena Ambrosiadou show Greeks how millionaires do it...
Tuesday 15 May 2012
While thousands of impoverished people in the crisis-hit countries of Europe have been marching in opposition to more spending cutbacks and austerity measures, rather different scenes will soon be played out in an Athens courtroom.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany' in World Cup match
- 5 Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less