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Finally, you can hold buy-to-let in your pension. Here's how

telegraph.co.uk — How would I swap my properties for shares in the fund? There are two ways. First, the fund, called Mill Residential, said it was interested in acquiring portfolios of buy-to-let properties directly from owners and paying them in its own shares.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @andrew_oxlade: Crucial development for landlords "@MoneyTelegraph: Finally, you can hold buy-to-let in your pension. Here's how tgr.ph/1BX65mg

Nov 22, 2014

Crucial development for landlords "@MoneyTelegraph: Finally, you can hold buy-to-let in your pension. Here's how tgr.ph/1BX65mg

Al Shabaab thought to be behind massacre of passengers on bus in northern Kenya

telegraph.co.uk — Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in Mandera in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said. It was not immediately clear who the attackers were. "Bandits ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi at dawn and killed 28 passengers of the 60 that were in the bus," the ministry said on its Twitter feed.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TelegraphNews: Al Shabaab thought to be behind massacre of passengers on bus in northern Kenya tgr.ph/1BX2Fjx

Nov 22, 2014

RT @TelegraphNews: Al Shabaab thought to be behind massacre of passengers on bus in northern Kenya tgr.ph/1BX2Fjx

Barack Obama secretly extends US combat role in Afghanistan

telegraph.co.uk — Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, according to reports. Previously, the president had said US-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @AbdulHamidAhmad: Barack Obama secretly extends US combat role in Afghanistan j.mp/1z74nJg

Nov 22, 2014

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US prisoner in solitary for 42 years has conviction quashed

telegraph.co.uk — But the state chose to press fresh charges the following year and put him on trial again. He remained in custody and was convicted once more in 1998. Ten years later this conviction was overturned but Louisiana successfully contested the decision in the appeal court.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @rcallimachi: US prisoner in solitary for 42 yrs has conviction quashed - but continues in solitary confinement awaiting appeal telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Nov 21, 2014

US prisoner in solitary for 42 years has conviction quashed tgr.ph/1xdEvZV

Nov 21, 2014

US prisoner in solitary for 42 yrs has conviction quashed - but continues in solitary confinement awaiting appeal telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Religions clinging to the Rock

telegraph.co.uk — The first shock in Gibraltar (not counting the failed attempts of the aeroplane to land in the cross-wind) was to find that they drive on the right. What price Empire? This illustrates ignorance of Gibraltar among British people like myself.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @BeardyHowse: "Britain behaved fairly perfidiously, on and off, to Gibraltarians of any faith." telegraph.co.uk/comment/column… pic.twitter.com/v9lgn01qUR

Ed Miliband: I feel respect whenever I see a white van

telegraph.co.uk — Ed Miliband has said that he feels a sense of "respect" whenever he sees a white van outside a house draped in England flags. The Labour leader sacked Emily Thornberry, the shadow Attorney General, after she was accused of snobbery for tweeting an image of the house with the caption "image from #Rochester".
Nov 22, 2014

@JohnPollock "a group of North London MPs...totally detached from reality, who have never worked in the real world" telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

Nov 21, 2014

I'm totally nonplussed myself RT @DaveClark_AFP: Sometimes I try to explain UK politics to Americans. This won't help telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

Nov 21, 2014

Sometimes I try to explain UK politics to Americans. This won't help telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

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Emily Thornberry, White Van Man and Rochester: who lost the working class?

telegraph.co.uk — Those workers were a cornerstone of Margaret Thatcher's election victories in 1983 and 1987, as she appealed to both their sense of patriotism and aspiration: she made them feel good about their country, their place in it, and their prospects in life. She wasn't one of them, but she was on their side.
Nov 21, 2014

Who says they were working class? Didn't Ken Clarke use a white van to move out of 11 Downing St? bit.ly/1xZeKAp

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jameskirkup: The decline of working-class MPs and the rise of professional politicians. See this for more: telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/… pic.twitter.com/jLlT8PM7Wc

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jameskirkup: The decline of working-class MPs and the rise of professional politicians. See this for more: telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/… pic.twitter.com/jLlT8PM7Wc

Nov 21, 2014

The decline of working-class MPs and the rise of professional politicians. See this for more: telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/… pic.twitter.com/jLlT8PM7Wc

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Paul Merson stands by criticism of Arsenal's defence but remains supportive of Arsene Wenger

telegraph.co.uk — It was that long-standing inability to shut up shop, that insistence in pushing for another goal rather than holding what you have, an attitude that, incredibly, reared its ugly head again five days later at Swansea. But Wenger snapped back, suggesting Merson had been hard to handle as a player in the late Nineties.

Why it's time for a re-think for the 730,000 on Nationwide's ultra-low mortgage rate

telegraph.co.uk — They have been right to resist any efforts by Nationwide sales staff to take a new special deal because, whatever it is, at some point they will revert to Nationwide's higher SMR - and return the borrower to the cycle of remortgaging every few years.
Nov 22, 2014

My Daily @Telegraph column: Time for a re-think for the 730,000 on Nationwide's ultra-low mortgage rate tgr.ph/1xg644X

DIY brokers do not understand Isa rules, says Which?

telegraph.co.uk — Which? singled out Alliance Trust Savings as providing the worst answers. It said: "One representative told us, 'It's a tax-free wrapper so you don't pay any tax at all.' Another said they're exactly the same as ordinary investment accounts, 'it's just there isn't any tax charged on them'."

Arsene Wenger warns Danny Welbeck he may have to play out wide for Arsenal to accommodate Olivier Giroud

telegraph.co.uk — Arsène Wenger has warned Danny Welbeck that he might have to play out wide again as he tries to accommodate both Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez into his team. Welbeck has regularly spoken of his desire to play through the middle since joining but Wenger said yesterday that it was never a condition of his £16 million signing and is adamant that he can be just as prolific from the flanks.
Nov 22, 2014

Sounded yesterday like Danny Welbeck should be ready to start playing on the left again soon...telegraph.co.uk/sport/football…

Nuclear power may not be needed, says top atomic advocate

telegraph.co.uk — Barristers, it is said, should never ask witnesses questions unless they already know the answers. Journalists, by contrast, do best by seeking to elicit information that they genuinely do not know. But the other evening I found myself getting a wholly unexpected answer to a question which I had expected would produce a predictable one.
Nov 22, 2014

"Nuclear power may not be needed, says top atomic advocate - Telegraph" telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/n…

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker tackles his toughest test as German is welcomed at St John's Synagogue

telegraph.co.uk — Until he came to London, to play for Arsenal , Per Mertesacker had never before met a Jewish person. Then, one Friday night, when the new signing was living in Hampstead, his neighbour invited him and his wife round for a Shabbat meal. This was some cultural summit meeting.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @emilybell: Just when it was hard to love bfg @mertesacker more he reveals himself as altruistic and culturally sensitive telegraph.co.uk/sport/football…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @amylawrence71: Terrific piece by @jimw1 on @mertesacker attending synagogue to talk about being German and learning about Judaism telegraph.co.uk/sport/football…

Nov 21, 2014

Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker visits a North London synagogue: great piece by @jimw1 bit.ly/1zIQt0P

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Lee Rigby: Interview with Aimee West

telegraph.co.uk — Aimee is a petite, pretty girl with a quiet manner. The horror of what she has been through makes her seem much older than her 24 years. She pulls her knees up to her chest as she speaks; short, matter-of-fact sentences that quickly tail off, giving only a flicker of the rawness of her grief.

Food manufacturers 'should fund chewing gum clean-up costs'

telegraph.co.uk — The LGA estimates the annual cost of removing pieces trodden into pavements across England has reached £56 million, with around six tons dropped in the West End of London alone each year. It claimed that while the average piece of gum costs about 3p to buy, local authorities have to spend around £1.50 to clean it up.
Nov 22, 2014

Something to chew over: Should gum manufacturers pay for clean-up costs? via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/f…

Batman is suing Valencia over bat logo on badge

babb.telegraph.co.uk — The La Liga side Valencia are in a spot of trouble. They are the third most successful team in Spanish history (after Real Madrid and Barcelona, obviously). But now it appears they've made a powerful new enemy. You will notice a striking resemblance between the new and improved club logo and the one associated with gravel-voiced superhero Batman.

American journalists are not happy at having to dress up for Will and Kate

telegraph.co.uk — America's famously-scruffy journalists are bristling after being reminded they will need to smarten up during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to New York and Washington next month. US reporters - who often cover the White House in shirtsleeves - have taken some umbrage to Buckingham Palace guidelines which direct journalists to dress smartly during Royal visits.
Nov 21, 2014

A story for @EHolmesWSJ. American journalists not happy about Royal visit dress code telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Parasitic 10cm tapeworm lived in man’s brain for four years

telegraph.co.uk — The worm causes 'sparganosis' inflammation of the body's tissues in response to the parasite. When this occurs in the brain, it can cause seizures, memory loss and headaches.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @pourmecoffee: Sweet dreams, everyone. "Parasitic 10cm tapeworm lived in man’s brain for four years" telegraph.co.uk/science/scienc… pic.twitter.com/oMxmESjf1l

Nov 20, 2014

RT @pourmecoffee: Sweet dreams, everyone. "Parasitic 10cm tapeworm lived in man’s brain for four years" telegraph.co.uk/science/scienc… pic.twitter.com/oMxmESjf1l

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Gareth Bale: 'Without Real Madrid, it would have been very, very difficult to have ever left Spurs'

telegraph.co.uk — He is one of the brightest stars in the Real Madrid galaxy, but off the pitch Gareth Bale has his feet firmly on the ground.