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David Cameron: We’re building an immigration system that puts Britain first

telegraph.co.uk — I can think of few things more infuriating than seeing people who have caused harm in our country and who launch appeal after appeal to stay, with the line that they have a "right to a family life" - never mind the families whose lives they have shattered.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @FerdiGiugliano: Politicians talking about the 'magnetic pull' of benefits really have no clue of why most people migrate - telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/im…

Jul 29, 2014

Politicians talking about the 'magnetic pull' of benefits really have no clue of why most people migrate - telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/im…

Dr Helen Pankhurst: 'The suffragettes were violent freedom fighters. Don't sanitise them'

telegraph.co.uk — One hundred years ago, the National Portrait Gallery was issued surveillance photographs of suffragettes , including my great-grandmother Emmeline Pankhurst, by the Criminal Records Bureau. It was hoped that, as a result, staff would be able to recognise women planning to attack the gallery's artworks in their campaign of political protest.
Jul 29, 2014

'The suffragettes were violent freedom fighters.Don't sanitise them & their struggle' strong piece by @HelenPankhurst telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-l…

Running just a few minutes per day 'cuts risk of dying'

telegraph.co.uk — The current recommendations are that everyone should do three hours of exercise per week, but the researchers found substantial health benefits at lower levels than this. Dr Duck-chul Lee, lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Iowa State University, said they found that runners who ran less than an hour per week have the same mortality benefits compared to runners who ran more than three hours per week.
Jul 29, 2014

Running, even just a few minutes a day, adds years to your life: telegraph.co.uk/health/healthn…

Ed Miliband's People's Question Time is a stinker of an idea

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — Be afraid when politicians use the term "the People", or encourage it to be attached to one of their proposals for reform. When Tony Blair called Princess Diana "the People's Princess" I - along with millions of others in a then silent minority - recoiled.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Welsh treasure Jazz Carlin makes history with gold in 800 metres freestyle

telegraph.co.uk — On returning to training in Swansea, McAllister was instrumental in her renaissance. The American was the coach of Janet Evans when she won Olympic gold in Seoul and Barcelona in this very event, and it was Evans who has proved the model for Carlin's transformation over the past two years.
Jul 29, 2014

For years Jazz Carlin has been talked about as the next Becky Adlington. Last night, she finally delivered. telegraph.co.uk/sport/otherspo…

Reliable mobile signal first priority for young home buyers

telegraph.co.uk — Reliable mobile phone signal is the number one priority for young home buyers, ahead of worries about crime levels, transport links and schools, according to new research. Just under half of 18-35 year-olds said having a good mobile signal was their most important consideration when considering whether to buy a new home, compared to 26 per cent of those aged 55 and over.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @TeleProperty: Reliable mobile signal first priority for young home buyers tgr.ph/X85SKy

City Briefing

view.email.telegraph.co.uk — The rise and rise of Next . The high street retailer, which recently over took Marks & Spencer in sales volumes, has reported a 10.7pc rise in first half sales - and raised its full year growth forecasts as a result.
Jul 29, 2014

BP warns of impact of Russian sanctions; Next raises profit forecasts; new chair at Morrisons - Briefing - view.email.telegraph.co.uk/?j=fe961774776…

Why Donald Trump was right about the handshake

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — There are few things in life more galling than the realisation that Donald Trump may have been correct. But the implausibly haired buffoon-tycoon, it seems, got at least one thing right: handshakes aren't very good for you. Stopped clocks and all that. Research by scientists at Aberystwyth University suggests that the handshake spreads germs. Rather [...]

Having children doesn’t turn women into saints

telegraph.co.uk — Motherhood is hard because there is an assumption that it will instantly take away all your demons and make an honest woman out of you, and then it doesn't - and the guilt is endless.
Jul 29, 2014

Why do we think motherhood will do for women what rehab does for others? My column today on poor Peaches telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-l…

BP's Faustian Pact with Russia goes horribly wrong with Yukos verdict

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has thrown the book at the Russian state, or more specifically at Vladimir Putin and his Soliviki circle from the security services. The $51.5bn ruling against on the Kremlin unveiled this morning has no precedent in international law.
Jul 29, 2014

"Let us not be pious" RT @AmbroseEP: Yukos ruling leaves BP high and dry, chained to Rosneft blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambros…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @AmbroseEP: BP has got itself awfully deep into Putin's Russia. Yukos ruling leaves it high and dry, chained to Rosneft blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambros…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AmbroseEP: By contrast, here is hard core on BP-Rosneft-Yukos-Putin for blogs, where we hacks let rip blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ambros…

Europe finally set to get tough with 'erratic' Putin

telegraph.co.uk — The sudden European change of heart was also put down to intensifying fighting in Ukraine and Mr Putin's decision to continue blatantly arming the separatist rebels despite the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 passengers on board.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @RolandOliphant: With that caveat out of this way, this is still somewhat alarming. Putin not returning Merkel's calls? (2/2) telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @HarrietTorry: Merkel spokeswoman says can't confirm report in Daily Telegraph that Putin ignored Merkel's calls over the weekend telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jul 28, 2014

EU position hardens after Putin fails to return Merkel's calls over weekend: telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…. For more info: qz.com/238512

Jul 28, 2014

With that caveat out of this way, this is still somewhat alarming. Putin not returning Merkel's calls? (2/2) telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

The art of the pickup: how The Game changed the game

telegraph.co.uk — Ross Jeffries, pictured in 2009 (PIC: GETTY) To look at, Jeffries isn't your typical ladies' man. He has Velcro-like thunder-grey hair and one of those shrewd faces which screams 'LA nerd'. He looks like an older Mark Zuckerberg - an apt similarity, given that, as with Facebook's inventor, Jeffries is the founder of his subject.
Jul 28, 2014

No one will remember Strauss. No one will remember Mystery. But they’ll all remember Ross Jeffries. -Ross Jeffries telegraph.co.uk/men/relationsh…

Oxford university degree crowdfunding project: the 'posh brat' hits back

telegraph.co.uk — So when I was accepted on to the MSC course in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology, again at Oxford, I was delighted. There was only one problem: the cost. How could I pay for my masters? Postgraduate study is astronomically expensive and huge numbers of people who would like to do a masters degree are precluded from doing so, simply because of finances.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @sarahrainey4: Why I'm crowdfunding my degree- Oxford "posh brat", criticised for asking strangers to pay for her studies, explains: telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-b…

Jul 28, 2014

Lets be angry at the university fees system, rather than the girl trying find a way around it: bit.ly/UFsgZK

Jul 28, 2014

Oxford 'posh brat' hits back: 'Why I'm crowdfunding my degree' - 21st century patronage? telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-b…

Islamic State jihadists open 'marriage bureau'

telegraph.co.uk — Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a "marriage bureau" for women who want to wed its fighters in territory they control in Syria and Iraq. The jihadist group's office is operating from Al-Bab, a town in Aleppo province of northern Syria, for "single women and widows who would like to marry IS fighters", said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Scaly anteaters could be eaten to extinction by Asian diners

telegraph.co.uk — The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence as its tasty meat is served up at banquets across Asia, conservationists have warned. The mysterious mammal, also known as a pangolin, is the prey of poachers with more than one million believed to have been snatched from the wild in the past decade.
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