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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.

Arm strong, but with a warning

Arm Holdings has sounded a note of caution about electronic goods sales this Christmas, overshadowing a better-than-expected second-quarter where its technology, already dominant in mobile phones and tablets, was licensed for use in more new products.

Leading article: Undiplomatic

The news that the Duke of York may be standing down as our Special Representative for International Trade and Investment after 10 years in post will be greeted with sighs of relief at our embassies around the world.

Cambridge Results 2011 - Tompkins Table

Trinity College is the top college in the Tompkins Table of performance at Cambridge University this year, pushing Emmanuel into 2nd place and regaining the lead it held in 2009.





Video: Royals go cowboy in Calgary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embraced the Wild West spirit during a visit to Calgary's Stampede Festival.

League table reveals top Oxbridge schools

Just five schools and colleges send more students to Oxford and Cambridge than the worst performing 2,000 schools put together.

Video: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit fire ravaged town

The Duke and Duchess have made an unscheduled stop on their Canadian tour to Slave Lake, a town recently hit by wildfires.

State schools using private tutors to help pupils secure Oxbridge places

More than 100 state schools are paying a private company to coach their brightest pupils on how to get places at Oxford or Cambridge, The Independent can disclose.

Top universities to get chance to grow

England's most sought-after universities will be allowed to expand as a result of the biggest shake-up in higher education for nearly half a century.

Torquay appoint Martin Ling as new manager

Martin Ling has been appointed as the new manager of npower League Two club Torquay.

You have three hours for this exam (but part of it is impossible)

Every GCSE, A-level and AS-level exam paper is to be rigorously checked after it emerged that in the past week, all of the big three exam boards have made students sit tests containing questions that were impossible to answer.

Dylan Jones: 'In the Seventies, every band who wanted to leave an impression went to the Cambridge pub in the West End'

The Cambridge is still there, but it isn't the same. How could it be? The Cambridge pub sits on the north-west corner of Cambridge Circus in London's West End – in 1977, just 100 yards from the Marquee, 100 yards from the 100 Club, and only 50 yards from Central Saint Martins School of Art. From 1976 to 1980, the Cambridge was the most important pub in Soho, and every band who wanted to leave an impression usually ended up there, pumping money into the jukebox, drinking bottles of Pils, and throwing shapes in their leather jackets.

Cambridge dons to take a stand against Willetts

Academics at Cambridge University are planning to follow in the footsteps of their Oxford counterparts and declare no confidence in the Universities Minister David Willetts' handling of higher education.

Cambridge women attacked by cyclist

Police are hunting a bike-riding serial sex attacker who targets Cambridge University students.

Cambridge students warned over sex attacker

Police are hunting a bike-riding serial sex attacker who targets Cambridge University students.

My Secret Life: Jeffrey Archer, author, 71

My parents were... my father was a printer, my mother was a journalist and local councillor. I think that possibly influenced my writing career.

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