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Opinion

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Ed Miliband Should Consider Re-Nationalising The Railways, Says Alastair Campbell

Ed Miliband should consider re-nationalising the railways, Alastair Campbell has suggested.<p>Tony Blair's former spin doctor said the Labour leader …

Immigration has a positive impact, says Office for Budget Responsibility head

Head of the OBR Robert Chote expands on their long-standing assessment that Britain needs a steady flow of migrant labour to fund public services in the coming decades<p>Immigration has “beneficial” economic effects and cutting the number of foreign workers in the UK will make it harder for the …

Opinion: Leaderless parties don’t make for good partners in hung Parliaments

The recent Twitter-flirtation between Nick Clegg and Ed Balls was in itself not hugely significant, even if it was a welcome burst of public banter …

Jeremy Hunt hits back after French NHS attacks

Jeremy Hunt hits back at France after embassy criticises 'ailing' NHS and claims its roads, rail and tax system are superior<p>Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has hit back at France after it claimed the NHS is ailing and that its roads, rail and tax system are all superior.<p>Mr Hunt said that …

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

News

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Metronomy, ‘Love Letters’ – First Listen Track-By-Track

Metronomy main man Joseph Mount has been consistently scoring rave reviews ever since the fizzing bedroom electro of his 2006 debut, ‘Pip Paine (Pay …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

Pakistan alleged to have endorsed US drone strikes

In the same week UN experts called for greater transparency on US drone strikes, it has been revealed that top Pakistani officials have been secretly endorsing the programme for a number of years.<p>The news broke in US newspaper The Washington Post. It has allegedly been leaked confidential Central …

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Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

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QBE Internationals: World Cup clock is ticking fast for Stuart Lancaster's England team

Head coach needs his core players to step up a level now if they are to have a fighting chance in 2015<p>Let us start with the certainties surrounding <b>England</b>. Oh, hang on, there are none. Not now Alex Corbisiero and Manu Tuilagi are out with injuries.<p>Of course, with Chris Robshaw having been …

QBE Internationals: Warren Gatland says British and Irish Lions should consider quota system

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland suggests limiting tally of players from each nation<p>The <b>British and Irish Lions</b> head coach, Warren Gatland, has suggested that a quota system should be considered on future tours.<p>The Lions’ 2-1 success in Australia last summer was overshadowed by the …

QBE Internationals: Courtney Lawes finally ready to fulfil his giant potential for England

Imposing Northampton lock Courtney Lawes is maturing as a player and person and is playing the best rugby of his career<p>This is Courtney Lawes’s time. Three years of frustration, in which injuries played a cruel part, look to be coming to an end.<p>Lawes is still only 24, a behemoth of a man now …

Pro Tip: Fly Selection Made Easy

Written by: Steve May<p><b>Editor’s note: Experienced fly fishers have certainly run into situations where fly selection is a lot tougher than described</b> …

Fishing

3 Myths about Fly-fishing with a Reel - Tenkara

<b>You can reach everywhere:</b> People must assume that because they have a lot of line in their reels that it will give them unlimited reach. But, first …

Fishing Book Review: 'What a Trout Sees' is a Must-Have for Fly Fishermen

The "Going Deep" features I wrote for <i>Field & Stream</i> are some of my favorite stories I've ever written. I started with trout and that eventually led …

Sunday Classic / The Streamer Game

Couldn’t Resist The Voodoo Child, Photo by Louis Cahill<p>Streamer fishing is addictive. It’s almost become a cliche, but it’s true.<p>Guys get into it and …

How To Choose A Fly Line

How To Choose A Fly Line<p>By Mark Thompson Posted on: Jul 17, 2014 ¦ Article Rank: 319 ¦ Likes: 12<p>16<p>Pin It<p>Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles …

HS2 might not go ahead if Labour withdraws support, David Cameron suggests

David Cameron suggests the high speed rail link between London and the north of England might not go ahead if Labour withdraws support<p>The high speed rail link between London and the north of England might not go ahead if Labour withdraws support, David Cameron has suggested.<p>The Prime Minister said …

Boris Johnson is not the only politician to stand up for immigration

The Telegraph reports Boris Johnson’s claim that he is the only politician to stand up for immigration.<p>I’m probably about the only politician I know …

Danny Alexander: This recovery would not be happening without the Liberal Democrats

Yesterday’s good news that GDP has increased for the third quarter running is confirmation that the British economy is steadily recovering, says Danny Alexander.<p>There’s still a very long way to go, but Britain is on its way back. We need to stick to our plans to make sure this is a recovery that is …

Environment: News & features

Labour criticises government's 'false' data on free schools

Shadow education minister says Lord Nash misled parliament with claim free schools outperform others in state sector<p>The row over the government's flagship free schools project intensified last night as Labour accused ministers of misleading parliament by claiming that they were performing better …