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Minister to pay back £41,709 expenses new

Phil Hope: "The damage done to perceptions of my integrity ... has been a massive blow to me that I cannot allow to continue."

Porn actress Celine poses at Long Beach during the Hot d'Or photocall, on the sidelines of the 54th Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2009: Fun in the sun

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Renault are unhappy about the proposed budget cap which will come into force in 2010

Renault join F1 exodus new

Renault have confirmed their intention to withdraw from the 2010 Formula One World Championship unless new regulations change.

'Economy will recover but progress will be slow' new

The Bank of England hints that the worst of the recession could be over but that recovery will be slow.

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Disabled-friendly property: 'Estate agents don't get it'

There are almost 8.4 million people registered as disabled in Britain, but very few ways for them to find suitable housing. Now, all that may be changing.

 First runner up to Miss California USA 2009 Tami Farrell (left), who will be taking on some of the responsibilities of the role following the controversy, and Miss California Teen USA 2009 Chelsea Gilligan

Trump says Miss California USA can retain crown

Miss California USA can retain her crown after questions arose about semi-nude photographs taken of her as a teenager and her association with an anti-gay marriage group, pageant owner Donald Trump said.

'I thought I was going to be an opera singer,' Hockridge said. 'Then I saw 'Oklahoma!' and 'Carousel''

Edmund Hockridge: Singer who starred in a succession of hit musicals in the West End

If a London impresario in the 1950s was looking for a big-voiced singer with a personality and presence to match, his first choice would be Edmund Hockridge.

Columnist Comments


Hamish McRae: Could charities come to our rescue?

A public-service revolution looms – and the voluntary sector does wonderful things


Steve Richards: Moats, money and the real meaning of modernisation

The most ubiquitous and imprecise term in British politics is "modernisation"


Mary Dejevsky: Foreign policy should not be dictated by exiles living here

Efforts to influence policy are not unique to Tamil exiles



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