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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?"

What to get for the 1 percent who already own everything?

This can be a stressful time for the super-rich, as they try to find presents extravagant enough for their phenomenal wealth. So we thought we’d help with a few pointers.

Gun from Iraq makes a hero, but kids with knives go to jail

Sergeant Danny Nightingale became the hero of the press last week for illegally possessing a firearm.

£93 million a year for firm of bunglers with bloody hands

The Tories are handing millions to some of the country’s least favourite private contractors.

Ministers bark up wrong tree after ash cash was slashed

Ash trees across Britain are now infected with the Chalara fraxinea fungus that causes a deadly "dieback" disease.

Cops get their snouts into a £23m trough of champagne

Being a cop isn’t without its perks. Businesses have showered the Metropolitan Police with almost £23 million worth of gifts over the past five years.

Don't be young, or old, say robbing austerity hypocrites

If you want to get along in Tory Britain, don’t be young. Or old. That’s the helpful advice coming from the top this week.

Dear minister... angry letters from an unelected busybody

Prince Charles must have breathed a sigh of relief this week. The attorney general has refused to publish 27 letters with which the future autocrat has bombarded politicians.

Don't blame the weather for the bankers' hunger games

Millions of people in Britain are cutting back on the essentials as food prices continue to surge.

Tory conference squabbles take their toll on Cameron

David Cameron wasn’t looking his best as the Tory party conference got underway in Birmingham on Sunday.

Fat controllers rake in cash when our trains are held up

The privatised rail firms make a profit every time there is a delay on the line.

Lib Dem conference in land of political make-believe

Imagine for a moment being a Liberal Democrat. No wait, come back—you can scrub yourself later.

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