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Wanna join the Bullingdon Club?


Fancy moving in the same elite circles as David Cameron, Boris Johnson and George Osborne?

Glamour of part-time work on low pay


Just why are so many people desperate to work in coffee shops?

EDL boot boy who was handy with a blade


Who can the people of Manchester expect to see on their streets when the racist English Defence League (EDL) tries to march there this Saturday?

Detained for Oscar chance


Palestinian film-maker Emad Burnat thought he’d get a break from life under occupation when he travelled to the US last week.

Going up... Going down...



'Truly British' and in the dark


The "truly British family" of James and Emily Bradshaw is determined to go a year without buying anything foreign. It’s not going well.

You can have any Labour you like - as long as it's right wing


There’s a battle on for the soul of the Labour Party—and both sides deserve to lose.

The things they say


‘It is Alice in Wonderland territory, Orwellian almost’

Fixed rates for lunch dates—but Hester keeps his bonus


The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) carried on rigging the Libor rate for two years after we bailed it out.

Toxic Tory outfoxed in the Huhne house


Senior Tories are said to be "de-toxifying" their brand. They might want a word with whoever selected Maria Hutchings as their candidate to replace Chris Huhne in the Eastleigh by-election.

Marble Lady falls on stony ground


Former prime ministers are often remembered with statues in their home towns.

What deficit? asks confused Cameron


David Cameron has received a stern letter from the UK statistics authority, telling him to stop getting deficit mixed up with debt.

Shock grips nation as Polish people found to speak Polish


Last week brought earth-shattering news. Almost as many people in England and Wales now speak Polish as Welsh.

Drunk, disorderly or arrested for autism?


Teenager Melissa Jones was arrested, spent ten hours in a cell and faced a gruelling eight months waiting to go to trial.

Pensioner left to die after police raid


A woman in her 80s was found close to death last week, after cops shut down her care centre.

The case of the made up Mali book burning


Remember when those dastardly Islamists burned all the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu?

Atos sicknote squad could be on its way to your workplace


Ever heard of Atos? You may be hearing a lot more of it soon—as its inspectors could turn up at your workplace next time you’re ill.

Bosses prefer to feed bins than hungry human bellies


Almost half the food produced in the world every year never makes it onto a plate, according to a new report.

Super-rich's island party is riven with superyacht envy


Once a year, the world’s super-rich come together on the Caribbean island of St Barts.

Tories fall out with their cop pals over 'plebgate' scandal


"If this can happen to a senior government minister," said former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, "then what chance does a youth in Brixton or Handsworth have?"

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