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PMQs sketch: This is what an infantile row about immigration looks like

telegraph.co.uk — "Why doesn't he just admit it, on immigration he has failed!" shouted Mr Miliband. "What have we heard today? Not a single word of apology!" shouted Mr Cameron. Well, at least he got that right. Mr Miliband reminded MPs that, before the last election, Mr Cameron had promised to bring net migration down to "tens of thousands".
Oct 30, 2014

What Cam could have said about 243,000 net immigration: "That *is* tens of thousands! Twenty-four tens of thousands!” telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MichaelPDeacon: For years people have clamoured for a debate about immigration. And it's certainly paid off. goo.gl/eezAHf pic.twitter.com/rdzwHKNRDQ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MichaelPDeacon: For years people have clamoured for a debate about immigration. And it's certainly paid off. goo.gl/eezAHf pic.twitter.com/rdzwHKNRDQ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MichaelPDeacon: For years people have clamoured for a debate about immigration. And it's certainly paid off. goo.gl/eezAHf pic.twitter.com/rdzwHKNRDQ

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2.8 Hours Later: dodging zombies in Willesden

telegraph.co.uk — When I told some people that's what I'd be spending my Thursday night doing, their understandable reaction was: er, why? Indeed, for some the very idea of a nightmare scenario brought to life that you pay to participate in is pure insanity.

David Cameron's got a dirty little secret that he's praying parents won't notice

telegraph.co.uk — Sure Start can no longer be spared And he was - almost - as good as his word. Because Sure Start cuts are the dog that didn't bark. Far from the hundreds and hundreds of closures Labour had forecast, only 76 have done so since 2010, and six new ones have actually opened.

QE central bankers deserve a medal for saving society

telegraph.co.uk — On cue, federal debt is now falling as well. The deficit is down to 2.8pc of GDP, low enough to erode the debt ratio in a growing economy through the magic of the denominator effect. This is not a "pure" economic experiment, of course.

UFC: Michael Bisping 'comfortably ahead' of Luke Rockhold in mind games says leading sports psychologist

telegraph.co.uk — "If their mind is in the right place, their body will follow. Bisping thinks and trains like a champion. That's why he's been successful for so long. The mind analyst sees Bisping as in control in stressful scenarios with opponents. "I think he seems to me to be very good at being in control in those situations.

Mystery drones breach airspace above French nulcear sites

telegraph.co.uk — This was followed by airspace incursions in Gravelines, in the north, Cattenom, in eastern Moselle, Le Blayais in the western Gironde area, Bugey in eastern central, Chooz in the northeastern Ardennes and Nogent-sur-Seine southeast of Paris. In one case, on October 19, drones were flown at the same time over several sites hundreds of miles apart.
Oct 30, 2014

Mystery drones breach airspace above French nulcear sites tgr.ph/13ju9R1

Tim Cook comes out as 'proud to be gay'

telegraph.co.uk — Apple's Tim Cook has publically come out as gay, saying he is proud to be gay as considers being gay "among the greatest gifts God has given me." Writing in Businessweek, the chief executive said that while he has never denied his sexuality, he hadn't publicly acknowledged it either.
Oct 30, 2014

Tim Cook: "I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," telegraph.co.uk/technology/app…

UFC: Ross Pearson believes Conor McGregor 'struggles against Chad Mendes' and issues challenge to Irishman

telegraph.co.uk — Pearson was thrilled, like many of us, by the Aldo-Mendes battle at UFC 179. "It was an absolutely amazing fight. I was glued to the telly. Both fighters put 100 per cent in to it. They laid it all on the line. They showed warrior spirit. It was a close fight.

Ukip - As a black female comedian, I do loathe the party. Promise... - Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk — Lawrence's rant was so poisonous that it led to congratulations from Nigel Farage himself , who commented that 'it is not often you find someone that is so honest in the media. Particularly in comedy'. Ukip's leader's remarks, once again, have given the false impression that speaking out against immigrants in this current climate is in anyway brave at all.

More than 20 tonnes of drugs destroyed in Afghanistan

telegraph.co.uk — More than 20 tonnes of drugs have been seized and burned in Afghanistan . Afghan counter-narcotic authorities confiscated drugs including raw opium, hashish and chemicals used to process opium into heroin. The large haul was incinerated in Kabul where soldiers covered the load in petrol and set it on fire.

South of Italy in 'catastrophic decline' after recession

telegraph.co.uk — Each year the equivalent of an entire town's population emigrates from the sun-baked region of olive groves, volcanoes and stunning coastal scenery, seeking jobs either in Italy's wealthy north or overseas, including Britain, the association said. Last year, 116,000 decided to pack their bags and look for better opportunities elsewhere.
Oct 30, 2014

The sad decline of #Italy's #south - the #Mezzogiorno is in deep crisis, report finds. My story in the Telegraph. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Why Morrisons will beat Tesco in supermarket war

telegraph.co.uk — Nonetheless, this would be an improved performance on the rest of 2014. Moody's has judged that Morrisons "stacks up stronger" than Tesco by judging the companies on a collection of measures. Here is the criteria, and the key facts behind Morrisons strength. Potential for sales growth.
Oct 30, 2014

Why Morrisons is better placed than Tesco in supermarket war [according to Moodys] telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsby…

Stelios' latest wheeze easyProperty smashes crowdfunding target by 30pc

telegraph.co.uk — easyProperty, the latest venture from Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou, has beaten its £1m crowdfunding target on Crowdcube by 30pc. The campaign launched on Crowdcube at the end of September, offering a 1.5pc stake of the firm in exchange for £1m in start-up capital. The overfund led to 2.12pc equity being taken.
Oct 30, 2014

Stelios' latest wheeze easyProperty smashes crowdfunding target by 30pc, raising £1.4m telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsby…

Ashes still the hottest ticket in town as Edgbaston expects 100,000 to watch England take on Australia for the urn

telegraph.co.uk — England may have relinquished theAshes in dire circumstances last winter but it remains one of the biggest draw cards in cricket, as Warwickshire County Cricket Club have revealed. Edgbaston hosts next summer's third Ashes Test in late July with predictions of more than 100,000 spectators attending, an influx to Birmingham that could bring £26.4 million to the local economy.

Queuing at Calais: the British hauliers on frontline against illegal immigrants

telegraph.co.uk — David Needham shows where migrants have tried to hide on his truck But the lorries remain vulnerable to being infiltrated when queuing to board ferries . Despite double locking the rear of his vehicle, Mr Needham has found migrants hiding in a storage box and clinging to the undercarriage of his vehicle.
Oct 30, 2014

Fireworks and industrial locks - day in the life of a British lorry driver in Calais. By @alastairgood. telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/im…

Nato jets track 'unusual' Russian bomber sorties

telegraph.co.uk — Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.
Oct 30, 2014

How much is it costing us to keep responding to this prattish Russian military posturing? telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Oct 30, 2014

Russian military has been busy. 19 flights towards Europe and a Bulava ICBM launch in one day. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

And the oldest family business in the South West is...

telegraph.co.uk — According to Mr Balson, "The family joke is that we've just never made enough money to be able to retire." RJ Balson & Son was named as the oldest family firm in the region by a new report, Oldest Family Businesses in the South West, compiled by Close Brothers Asset Management and Family Business United.

You Are The Ref (at an Ed Sheeran concert)

babb.telegraph.co.uk — Being a referee is one of the toughest jobs in the world. You've got to run, watch and talk, often all in a short space of time. It's no wonder that the men in neon sponsored by the videogames company need to kick back and relax, which is why it's understandable that Mark Clattenburg took in an Ed [...]

Apple vows it will never make a cheap iPhone

telegraph.co.uk — Apple has revealed that it has no plans to challenge Google and Microsoft in the low-end devices market, vowing that it will never launch a 'cheap' iPhone or Mac. Speaking at the Code/Mobile conference in California this week, Apple marketing executive Greg Joswiak acknowledged that the company is losing out to Android at the lower end of the market.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @NeilCrossey: Apple has revealed that it will never launch a 'cheap' iPhone or Mac. So a cheap iPad is definitely on the way then. telegraph.co.uk/technology/app…