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Mr Bolland has failed to work out what M&S is there for on the high street

Another spot of unfortunate sexism at Marks & Spencer proves there are dinosaurs in the boardroom, not just on their T-shirts for 'boys'

It's only a year since M&S bowed to consumer pressure and agreed to stop segregating toys by gender, and already they're trying to put children back in blue and pink boxes

King Abdullah died this week at the age of 90

King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account

Sucking up to the Saudis didn't stop the 9/11 attacks, the Chibok kidnappings, or Paris

Police were said to believe that Brittan had ‘a thing about power’

Lord Brittan: The accusations against the former Home Secretary that refused to die

There have long been claims - and no concrete evidence - about serious crimes. But this is not about one man

Hillary's husband Bill, left, with George Bush Snr (AFP)

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

Out of America: These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large

Heather Watson, during her first-round match at the Australian Open last week

The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty

Periods are not only the last taboo in sport, but across society

There are only 100 days to go until the election, though many voters won’t know that there is an election on at all until 30 March

Election 2015: Poll fever for the few, indifference for the many

Many voters won't know that there is an election on until 30 March, when David Cameron goes to the Palace and Parliament is dissolved

One dating agency, Mutual Attraction, is currently advertising for a “professional Cupid”

Dating agency requires 'professional Cupid': tact required

“This is not a skill that you can learn at university,” says Caroline Brealey, the founder of the.....

Thomas Crapper Day will be celebrated this Tuesday

Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness

There is no biological reason why individuals shouldn't be more considerate - be they men, women or strangers on a train

DJ Taylor: Office enforcer Bethany Meek has a well-concealed but absolutely iron-clad will

Who is there among us without some friend or acquaintance of the calibre of Mrs Bethany Meek, chi.....

Lightbulbs on display in an electrical retailer in Soho on October 17, 2013 in London, England. British Gas, who supply energy to almost eight million households in the UK, have announced price increases of at least 8.4% which will come into effect on November 23, 2013.

Middle Class Problems: We need to change the lightbulbs but what do we ask for in the shop? The screwy one?

Four bulbs have gone in our sitting room. It's perfectly fine, as the previous owners clearly lik.....

Detoxing and Katie Hopkins make for a deadly cocktail

The first few days were fine save for a headache, and a total absence of energy, joy and happiness

Winston Churchill, then prime minister, outside No 10 in June 1943

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

The recovery has been engineered - things can only get worse

No one will admit it, but we are in the middle of a pre-election boom. And we all know what follows...

Alison says: 'I don't necessarily hold back when it comes to topics of conversation'

Alison Taylor on relationships: An an intimacy junkie, I find The Love Game very appealing

I once went on a date and at the end of the evening, by way of goodbye, the guy said: "Well, you .....

Tim Key: I have done something extraordinary. I have saved sewing machines

Today – for the first time in my life – I've done some plumbing. I'm 38 now – though I look close.....

The Tories have extended their lead when people are asked whether they trust Mr Cameron or Mr Miliband to make the right decisions in the economy

Freedom for Kingston! The time has come to let our councils break away from Whitehall

'I don't think it’s going to work because the Government won't let it,' said a councillor

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Scotland's human panda David Mundell loses on pedantry

Rarely has London felt so provincial – Thessaloniki to Edinburgh’s Athens of the North. While the.....

Greece's election marks the start of a momentous year

A win for Syriza would bring the first resolutely anti-austerity party to power in the EU

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