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The solar lamp lights the way Britain must go

thetimes.co.uk — Which would you choose - inward-looking pessimism or cheering intellectual curiosity? Green or MacGregor? This column begins in two places with two men, separated by half an hour, a short Tube ride and a complete outlook on the world.

Shabby Labour is pandering to prejudice

thetimes.co.uk — Miliband is making the same mistake as Wilson - apologising for immigration and losing support to the right Fifty years ago there was a general election. After 13 long years of "Tory misrule", Harold Wilson led Labour back to power with a tiny majority.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @DAaronovitch: So Labour apologising for immigration was a smart move, right? Er, no. My @thetimes column tomorrow - thetim.es/1sQxaA6 (£)

Oct 22, 2014

So Labour apologising for immigration was a smart move, right? Er, no. My @thetimes column tomorrow - thetim.es/1sQxaA6 (£)

The workers must share the good times, too

thetimes.co.uk — British business has never been luckier. Now it must start to share the proceeds of growth by tackling low pay British business is just about the luckiest in the world at the moment. It enjoys lower corporation taxes than America. More open borders than Australia. A competitive exchange rate, unlike much of the eurozone.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @montie: Me in @TheTimes: Business gets a good deal from Britain. It's payback time. Time to pay the low-paid more. A lot more thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Oct 22, 2014

Me in @TheTimes: Business gets a good deal from Britain. It's payback time. Time to pay the low-paid more. A lot more thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Harry Roberts, police killer, to be freed after nearly 50 years

thetimes.co.uk — Britain's most notorious police killer is due to be released after nearly 50 years in jail, it emerged last night. Harry Roberts was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years at the Old Bailey in December 1966 for murdering three unarmed police officers in "cold blood" in Shepherd's Bush, west London.
Oct 22, 2014

Britain's most notorious police killer Harry Roberts, who escaped the noose by 8 months, is due to be freed - aged 78 thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/cr…

Hard work paying off for Jonathan Joseph after his setbacks

thetimes.co.uk — As Mike Ford watched Jonathan Joseph pushing himself like never before during pre-season training, he knew that something had changed. It was one of those special moments that all coaches and teachers find so rewarding. "This kid has figured it out," Ford thought. The Bath head coach pulled Joseph aside for a chat.
Oct 22, 2014

Jonathan Joseph gets England recall after realising what it would take to make the top. "The kid has it figured out" thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/rugb…

Soldier in the ranks offers ammunition for Stuart Lancaster

thetimes.co.uk — Roko and the wings. It may sound like a Northern Soul band but it happened to be the topic that generated the most debate in England's selection meetings leading up to yesterday's squad announcement for the QBE autumn internationals.
Oct 22, 2014

England looking to Semesa Rokoduguni to bring "punch" to their back division in the absence of Manu Tuilagi. thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/rugb…

Gough Whitlam | The Times

thetimes.co.uk — Charismatic prime minister of Australia whose reforming administration ended when he was sacked by the governor-general With his commanding physical stature, rugged good looks and boundless energy, Gough Whitlam was the most charismatic and clever prime minister Australia has had.

Chasing the grey vote could kill the Tories

thetimes.co.uk — The Conservatives are in danger of listening to the wrong voters. The future belongs to the young and socially liberal Right at the end of the film T he American President, President Shepherd, played by Michael Douglas, makes a decision.

Protester throws marbles at MPs during PMQs

thetimes.co.uk — A protester has been ejected from the Commons public gallery after throwing marbles at MPs during prime minister's questions. No-one was hurt as the missiles harmlessly hit the security screen, erected after a previous incident when a packet of purple powder struck the then prime minister Tony Blair on the shoulder.

Mike Read withdraws Ukip Calypso song and apologises

thetimes.co.uk — Mike Read, the former Radio 1 DJ, has withdrawn his Ukip Calypso song, saying that he is sorry for "unintentionally causing offence". The song, which he sang in a mock Caribbean accent, included lyrics accusing politicians of having "let them all come in, illegal immigrants in every town".

Archbishop: Church must end secrecy of confession

thetimes.co.uk — Child abusers should no longer be protected from justice by the confidentiality of the confessional, the Archbishop of York told The Times today. Dr John Sentamu said that after listening to survivors of sexual abuse by a senior clergyman he had pressed the Church of England to undertake legal and theological study on the secrecy of confession.
Oct 22, 2014

Child abusers should no longer be protected from justice by confidentiality of the confessional, @JohnSentamu says thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/cr…

Oct 22, 2014

Scathing report on failures of CofE to act against prolfiic abuser Robert Waddington thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/cr…

Oct 22, 2014

Sentamu says end Confessional secrecy for child abusers as report exposes Church failings over Robert Waddington thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/cr…

Averting another financial crash starts at home

thetimes.co.uk — If there's one thing to be said for last week's market misery, it is that it did at least remind us just how infrequently bad economic news has made the front pages in recent months. A good economy is, from a news editor's point of view, a boring economy; and in recent months Britain has been the one place to bore them all.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @fletcherr: "Now that we’re comfortably into the recovery, it is time for the difficult work to begin" - @EdConwaySky thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/c…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @fletcherr: "Now that we’re comfortably into the recovery, it is time for the difficult work to begin" - @EdConwaySky thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/c…

Oct 22, 2014

"Now that we’re comfortably into the recovery, it is time for the difficult work to begin" - @EdConwaySky thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/c…

Tesco turnaround given £3bn price tag

thetimes.co.uk — A turnaround of Tesco will cost £3 billion and is likely to take six years, according to a damning verdict from a top City bank, which urges the chain to slash prices, raise wages and force executives to fly in economy class.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @clarkaw: Tesco urged to slash prices, raise shop floor wages and force execs to travel economy class in £3bn turnaround thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/sha…

Oct 22, 2014

Tesco urged to slash prices, raise shop floor wages and force execs to travel economy class in £3bn turnaround thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/sha…

Is your dog pug-ugly? Then you’re probably pretty rich

thetimes.co.uk — It is a quirk widely acknowledged that dog owners often bear a striking resemblance to their pets. Now it appears that the pets can tell us a lot about their owners - and it's not good news if you have a great dane.

Father of British hostage John Cantlie dies feeling ‘abandoned’

thetimes.co.uk — The father of British hostage John Cantlie has died just weeks after making an emotional appeal to the Islamic State militants holding his son. Paul Cantlie, 80, died on October 16 from"complications following pneumonia", the family said in a statement. His son, a photojournalist, had been held in captivity since he was kidnapped in Syria two years ago.

Business Clinic: Customers love our apps, but how do we find the right people to work on them?

thetimes.co.uk — The Company ProWebSoftware What IT company that builds mobile apps for businesses Founder Ashley Coker Based Hook, Hampshire Founded 2009 Sales 300,000 (annual) Ashley Coker, founder Q: My company builds apps for businesses. For example, we made an iPad app to detect the onset of dementia and an app for the British Horseracing Authority that records the results of all horse races in the UK.

Cure for paralysis? It’s the hope I can’t stand

thetimes.co.uk — Like anyone who's suffered a serious spinal injury, I'd give anything to walk again. But false dawns have made me wary Sunderland FC lost 8-0 at the weekend, a defeat so overwhelming that the goalie has since offered to pay the fans' travelling expenses.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @hannahdev: It's the hope I can't stand: fantastic column from Melanie Reid on this week's spinal cord advance thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co… @BBCFergusWalsh

Oct 22, 2014

It's the hope I can't stand: fantastic column from Melanie Reid on this week's spinal cord advance thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co… @BBCFergusWalsh

EE speeds ahead as Europe’s largest 4G network

thetimes.co.uk — EE has laid claim to the title of Europe's largest 4G network after the launch of the iPhone 6 pushed its customer base for the faster network well beyond the 5 million mark.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TimesBusiness: EE speeds ahead as Europe’s largest 4G network after launch of iPhone 6 pushed its customer base beyond 5 million thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/i…