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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Wednesday 11 January 2012
ICT in England's schools is a "mess" and must be radically revamped to prepare pupils for the future, Michael Gove has said.
Monday 09 January 2012
Illness kept him from his party, but the physicist still gave a moving talk about his life. Steve Connor reports
Friday 06 January 2012
He may be one of the world's most eminent scientists but one thing remains a mystery to Professor Stephen Hawking - women.
Friday 30 December 2011
Wanted: a computer-literate graduate with a screwdriver who can maintain the wheelchair of the world’s most famous living physicist – without the help of an instruction manual. Academics need not apply.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
The Duke of Edinburgh is tonight beginning a belated Christmas with his family after being discharged from hospital.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Scientists have discovered why buttercups glow yellow under people's chins – and it has nothing to do with liking butter.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Our education leaders do choose some surprising role models these days. First it was the new chief schools inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, likening his role as a headteacher to that of Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry and the Man With No Name" films.
Thursday 10 November 2011
Wednesday 17 August 2011
A year is a long time in the world of higher education. A university that has been the most expensive in the country will become one of the best in terms of value for money next year.
Monday 15 August 2011
While by no means endorsing some of the more radical solutions Clint Eastwood adopts in his films as appropriate for headteachers, we can see that a firm, no-nonsense leadership style is often necessary for success in challenging schools.
Sunday 07 August 2011
We are sorry to announce that the bus due on platform one is running approximately two years late.
Friday 05 August 2011
Slip this lightweight but nourishing anthology into your holiday bag. Editor Royle has selected 20 published stories from British writers. His own (excellent) taste means that little explosions of weirdness or transcendence often erupt amid much well-observed everyday life.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
The tale of Matthew Green is an inspiring one. The 40-year-old has been given an artificial heart by Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. This is the first time a British person has benefited from this medical technology.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
If you had looked at this year's Cambridge Folk Festival from above, you might have mistaken the scene for an army encampment, so well equipped were the picnickers. Arguably the most civilised of Britain's music festivals, certainly the best organised, it was the perfect setting for some beguiling folk.
Thursday 28 July 2011
More than 200 state secondary schools have ditched the GCSE in favour of a more traditional O-level style examination.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'