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RT @TimMontgomerie: A smart politician will never say the job is done. @marcusaroberts warns Tories that triumphalism may backfire http://t…

Asian schools urged to fly the flag

thetimes.co.uk — Schools in Bolton are being urged to fly the Union Jack and encourage children to sing the national anthem in assembly after councillors voted overwhelmingly to take back symbols "hijacked by the far right in the town".
RT @pollycurtis: “@TimesEducation: Asian schools urged to fly the flag thetim.es/1gN2wDc” < bizarre headline. They are Bolton schools.…
@TimesEducation: Asian schools urged to fly the flag thetim.es/1gN2wDc” < bizarre headline. They are Bolton schools. @helenpidd !

What happened to the £287,000 donated to Farage’s local branch?

thetimes.co.uk — Almost £300,000 in Ukip party donations were paid in to Nigel Farage's local branch and withdrawn as unspecified "other costs", raising further questions over the party's funding. Ukip insiders have repeatedly raised concerns over £287,734 spent by the party's southeast branch in 2004 and 2005.
RT @AlexiMostrous: Questions over £287k in Ukip donations withdrawn from Farage's local branch as "other costs". By @billykenber and me: ht…
Questions over £287k in Ukip donations withdrawn from Farage's local branch as "other costs". By @billykenber and me: thetim.es/1r1R485
More awkward questions. What happened to the £287,000 donated to Farage’s local branch? thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/polit…
What happened to £287K donated to Farage’s local branch? More questions for Ukip from @billykenber and @AlexiMostrous thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/polit…
Times continues with questions about Nigel Farage's party finances goo.gl/riOWR2 (must pay to see all of it)
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US ready to target Russian president’s hidden $40bn stash

thetimes.co.uk — The United States has been preparing to take the lead in enforcing a tougher sanctions regime on the Kremlin, and, according to officials, was ready to target the personal fortune of Vladimir Putin.

Science gets with the beat to discover which rhythms make us want to dance

thetimes.co.uk — Whether you are in the kitchen doing the dishes or at your auntie's 60th birthday disco, there are certain tunes that are guaranteed to get you shaking your stuff.

The Times Diary (TMS): Nige’s day as a tree hugger, Cable’s Kiev jive, All-Welsh Under Milk Wood and no Wodehouse

thetimes.co.uk — The Green Party doesn't seem like the natural cradle of Faragism, but 25 years ago the leader of Ukip made his first rebellion against the Tories by voting for the tree-huggers in the European elections. The admission came near the end of a long GQ interview with Honest Nige in 2009 and seems to have escaped wider notice.
Farage voted for the Green Party in 1989 Euro elections. But it turns out they were pretty eurosceptic back then - thetim.es/QrvIFx
In @TimesDiary, Nigel Farage used to support the Greens, Cable scuffles with Soviet heavies and 50 Shades of Grayling thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/ar…

Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez dies aged 87

thetimes.co.uk — Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate and master of the magical realism genre, has died. He was 87. His death was announced tonight by Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian president. "One hundred years of solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time," Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.

The ‘yes’ campaign has its negative side too

thetimes.co.uk — Some nationalists have invented a paranoid parody of Britain to define their ideal Scotland You can hardly open a newspaper these days without encountering another inquest into the supposed shortcomings of the campaign to keep Scotland a part of the UK. The SNP bandwagon rolls merrily forward and Better Together appears rudderless and adrift.

A smart politician will never say the job is done

thetimes.co.uk — A few months before his re-election Barack Obama told the press "the private sector's doing fine". Minutes later his top advisors pummelled into him the danger of his gaffe - and the president of the United States was hauled back in front of reporters: "It is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine .
A smart politician will never say the job is done. @marcusaroberts warns Tories that triumphalism may backfire thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Weird Cases: religion is a legal minefield

thetimes.co.uk — The relationship between law and religion can generate curious conundrums. One modern challenge for the courts in various jurisdictions has been whether the religious rituals of Rastafarianism should permit its believers to use marijuana when the general law prohibits that conduct.
RT @thetimes: Austrian man won the right to be shown on his driving licence photo wearing pasta strainer as his religious headgear http://t…
RT @thetimes: Austrian man won the right to be shown on his driving licence photo wearing pasta strainer as his religious headgear http://t…

Neil Young: ‘People have got used to music sounding terrible’

thetimes.co.uk — The veteran singer-songwriter hates the sound of your hi-fi so much he's created his own digital music player As well as being the epitome of the hippy era singer-songwriter, the original inspiration for the grunge movement and an ornery colossus of rock with his band Crazy Horse, Canada's Neil Young has added a new string to his bow: saviour of the music industry.
Neil Young hates the sound of your hi-fi so much he’s created his own digital music player thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/music…