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So When Will the Economy Recover? Probably Never

Forget the headlines, our economy is on the high road to ruin. Its apparent recovery is artificial and the reality is that our government is set to …

How to buy funds at a 20pc discount

Large numbers of investors fail to take advantage of funds that offer discounts as high as 20pc because they are simply unaware that these funds exist. We explain how how to make the best investment choices.<p>If you had the choice of two identical houses to buy and one was 20pc cheaper than the …

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20 Creative Things Job Seekers Have Done To Get Noticed

The job market may be improving, but the competition is as fierce as ever. Knowing that there are often hundreds of job seekers vying for the same coveted position, some candidates will do almost anything to stand out from the crowd.<p>But according to a new survey from CareerBuilder, taking a …

Andrew Marr 'very worried' by tone of Scottish independence debate

Broadcaster talks 'toxic' anglophobia at Edinburgh international book festival, in first public appearance since stroke<p>It was a frail figure who gingerly made his way on to the stage at the Edinburgh international book festival, dragging his left leg as he supported himself on a stick, his left arm …

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Only a third of people attending Tory conference are party members

Barely a third of people attending the annual Conservative conference are party members, the Tories have admitted.<p>Lobbyists and other commercial visitors now almost outnumber grassroots Conservatives at conference.<p>Thirty-eight per cent of people attending the conference are party members, while 36 …

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This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

The TronicalTune is your very own pocket roadie<p>Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of Tronical in Hamburg, Germany, has figured out a way …

Labour's Tom Watson accuses party of 'huge injustice' over Falkirk

MP says Labour botched its response with 'storm in a teacup' over Unite union byelection candidate controversy in Scotland<p>Senior Labour MP Tom Watson has accused Labour of botching its response to the Unite controversy in Falkirk, saying his party has been guilty of a "huge injustice". The former …

Sitting at Computers Is Killing Us, but This Video Could Help Save Your Life

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

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Dark rooms and warm pints? Not for Flight Club and its darts renaissance<p>Was this hotelier right or wrong for reaction to blogger’s email …

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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

Military's 'sock puppet' software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda<p>Jeff Jarvis: Washington shows the morals of a clumsy spammer<p>The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence …

Prince Charles faces scrutiny by MPs over veto on laws

Parliament to examine heir to the throne's little-known veto over any laws that affect his private interests<p>The British parliament is to investigate Prince Charles's controversial role in helping to shape government legislation in a move likely to increase pressure on Whitehall to reduce the …

Tony Abbott says female candidate has sex appeal

Would-be MP Fiona Scott is young, feisty and has 'a bit of sex appeal', according to the opposition leader<p>The opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has described a Liberal candidate as having "sex appeal" when asked to list her traits on the campaign trail.<p>Abbott was in the New South Wales electorate of …

Rail fares to rise by average of 4.1% in January 2014

Above-inflation increases, which could result in 9% rises for some passengers, are met with protests across country<p>Campaigners launched a wave of protests at railway stations on Tuesday, as it was confirmed that fares in England would go up by an average of 4.1% in January – and that some could …

A villa built on the roof of a 26-storey residential block in Beijing, China, may be demolished by authorities. http://t.gu.com/nSk20 According to local media, the villa has been under construction for the past six years and comes complete with fake rockeries and landscaping that could easily be passed of as a scenery spot. But unless the owner can provide documents showing it's legally built, it will be teared down within 15 days, Chinese authorities said. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

The man who can never be sad: Stroke means 63-year-old in permanent state of happiness

A 63-year-old man has been left in a permanent state of happiness after a stroke left him unable to feel sadness.<p>Malcolm Myatt, from Cannock, …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Want to learn Chinese? Chineasy, a new system for learning Chinese characters, promises to help, and it'll do it using just minimalist posters. http://f-st.co/eDm7nuJ