Hello Kitty balloon

Hello Kitty turns 40: how did she become so popular?

Briefing Mon 3 Nov, AT 14:44

After four decades Hello Kitty is worth $7bn a year – but is she a cat or a schoolgirl?

A tax disc is displayed on a car in London

Road tax changes: what you need to know about the new system

Briefing Mon 3 Nov, AT 13:49

The long-serving paper tax disc is no more. Here's how the new road tax system works

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Living wage rises to £7.85, but 5 million workers still underpaid

Briefing Mon 3 Nov, AT 10:10

Support for the living wage increases, but campaigners say more must be done for working families

Is now the right time to buy a house?

Briefing Fri 31 Oct, AT 13:48

As Britain prepares for a fall in house prices, here's why it might still be a good time to buy

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Halloween: how strange tales led to spooky traditions

Briefing Fri 31 Oct, AT 10:15

Costumes, lanterns and evil spirits: how a Christian deal with pagans led to modern Halloween

A jar of medical marijuana

The pros and cons of legalising drugs in the UK

Briefing Thu 30 Oct, AT 11:16

A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?

Naked rambler Steve Gough

Naked Rambler: why Stephen Gough won't put on his clothes

Briefing Wed 29 Oct, AT 15:10

'How can any sane person be offended at seeing the human body?' Gough asks after losing case at ECHR

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Tesco faces Serious Fraud Office investigation

Briefing Wed 29 Oct, AT 14:30

After Tesco's profits were overstated by £263m, the SFO says it will launch a criminal investigation

A doctor

How Google plans to detect heart attacks and cancer

Briefing Wed 29 Oct, AT 12:21

Google is developing a pill containing nanoparticles and a wristband to diagnose diseases in the body

Zac Goldsmith MP

Recall of MPs: where should we draw the line on sacking MPs?

Briefing Tue 28 Oct, AT 15:34

Zac Goldsmith challenges 'shabby pretence at reform' but Commons rejects his alternative recall plan

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