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Labour tells businesses to act fast to make case for the UK in Europe

Labour wants British businesses to wade into the debate over the UK’s future in Europe, saying they risk being too late to stem the rising sceptic tide in the country.<p>The shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, appeals to wavering chief executives to recognise they have a patriotic duty as …

First new grammar school for 50 years likely to win approval

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, is expected to approve plans for a new grammar school in Kent after calls by senior Conservatives for more academic selection<p>Britain's first new grammar school for 50 years is likely to be given the go ahead in a move which will help quell a Conservative …

Cameron and Clegg square off over economy as coalition rifts grow

The coalition’s bitter rift over the economy deepened on Sunday when David Cameron accused the Liberal Democrats of being “all over the place” on the economy and Nick Clegg countered by saying the Tories were trying to kid the electorate on the scale of their plans to cut the deficit.<p>Writing to …

Why I nominated myself to become a House of Lords ‘people’s peer’

I can’t decide whether it should be Lord Moss of Newport (the town in which I grew up) or Ringland (the uncompromising estate on which I lived for the first 18 years of my life). A tricky choice, but the reason for having to make it is a welcome one: I am going to be made a peer. Lord Moss of …

Danny Alexander: Liberal Democrats have no part in Tory plans for harsh cuts and empty tax promises

Only one party can keep Britain on the right path and safeguard the economy says the Chief Secretary to the Treasury amid a growing Coalition rift<p>Last Wednesday, the Coalition delivered another Autumn Statement that stuck to the strategy we’ve had since 2010: clearing up Labour’s mess in the public …

MP played Candy Crush in parliamentary committee meeting

An MP has admitted playing a popular puzzle game on his iPad while in a parliamentary committee meeting.<p>The Sun published pictures of Nigel Mills playing the hit online game Candy Crush Saga during a meeting of the works and pensions committee, of which he is a member.<p>The Conservative Amber Valley …

Criminals breaching community orders 'should be jailed for a week'

Major new report calls for new 'short, sharp shock' for prolific offenders<p>Prolific criminals who breach community sentences should be handed a “short, sharp shock” of a week in jail, according to new proposals.<p>A report by Policy Exchange, the right-of-centre think-tank, said the new measures would …

Syria: Israeli warplanes strike targets in Dimas, Damascus

Planes believed to be Israeli struck inside Syria on Sunday, the Syrian government and an opposition group said, but the two entities differed over whether the targets belonged to the Syrian military.<p>The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency characterized the strikes as "a flagrant attack on Syria, …

Farage blames immigration for traffic on M4 after no-show at Ukip reception

The Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, has blamed his late arrival at an event on immigration. He was due to appear at a “meet the leader” drinks reception as Ukip prepared to host its first Welsh conference. But he was running more than two hours late and failed to show.<p>“It took me six hours and 15 …

The very best Mashable reads of 2014

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who I consider well-read. I was looking for a new book, so I inquired into what she had loved lately.<p>"I …

Assassin's Creed: Unity team "still testing" Patch 4 | PC Invasion

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Patch 4 for <i>Assassin’s Creed: Unity</i>, the latest blog update from Ubisoft should provide (some of) the …

Reviewing the papers on Radio Scotland’s Crossfire

Driving to Glasgow at 6am on a wintry Sunday morning was slightly scary, especially for someone who really doesn’t do Winter, but that’s what I did …

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Paul Lambert Leaves BBC To Become Ukip's Head Of Communications

Ukip and other right-wingers have always been quick to criticise the BBC for having a left-wing bias.<p>But after the eurosceptic party's latest …

20 years of PlayStation: Japan's war on cliché

Every time I opened a new Japanese import PlayStation game (which happened at a rate of around once per week when I had a student loan to naively …

Indian Uber driver arrested after alleged rape, police say

Police on Sunday arrested an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in the Indian capital, authorities said.<p>Shiv Kumar Yadav is in custody in Mathura, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of New Delhi, said Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police for North Delhi.<p>Investigators seized the …

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Why Animals "Adopt" Others, Including Different Species

Odd alliances often form due to instinct—but empathy may be involved.<p><b>A feel-good tale of sperm whales "adopting" a deformed bottlenose dolphin made an Internet splash this week. The story resonated with readers, including Reddit commenter Fallapoo, who said: "I see a Disney movie in the works."</b><p><b>But</b> …

La Liga - Sky Sports Football

Barcelona have confirmed Paulinho is leaving the club to rejoin Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande on an initial one-season loan deal.<p>Our friends at …