A hairdryer from a fashion show

EU weighs ban on high-power hairdryers and kettles

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:02

Ban on range of household goods would seek to combat climate change, but is it another example of 'nannying' interference?

From Rotherham to Eton: democracy lets us all down

Fri 29 Aug, AT 10:09 Robert Chesshyre

The lack of social mobility in Britain and the shock findings in Rotherham have something in common

Immigration and border control signs

Immigration rises despite government pledge

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 13:58

The number of people coming to the UK from Bulgaria and Romania has doubled since restrictions were lifted

Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell

Douglas Carswell: Ukip eyes chance of first MP as Tory defects

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 12:04

Conservative MP Douglas Carswell joins Ukip, prompts by-election and calls for 'fundamental change in British politics’

Depressed lonely man by window

How therapy for depression can improve cancer care

Briefing Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:51

Outcomes for cancer patients improve 'dramatically' when treatment addresses patients' mental health

Shaun Wright refuses to step down as police commissioner

Briefing Thu 28 Aug, AT 09:29

Despite apologising and severing ties with Labour, Shaun Wright says he will not resign over Rotherham child abuse scandal

E-cigarette

E-cigarettes should be banned indoors, says WHO

Briefing Wed 27 Aug, AT 15:56

UN health agency recommends tighter controls on e-cigarettes, but some experts say bans 'could cost countless lives'

Ryanair

Ryanair introduces business class fares for first time

One-Minute Read Wed 27 Aug, AT 13:39

It's no joke: budget airline Ryanair aims to shake off its grim image with improved customer service

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