Portrait of the week

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9 November 2013 9:00 am

Home Three Police Federation representatives accused of giving misleading accounts of a meeting with Andrew Mitchell over the Plebgate scandal…

Now that US spy satellites have been routed, it’s back to basics when it comes to getting secrets

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2 November 2013 9:00 am

Home A storm passed over England, with plenty of warning. The strongest gust, of 99mph, was recorded at Needles Old…

The Great British Rip Off

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26 October 2013 9:00 am

Home The government agreed a guaranteed price for electricity that persuaded a consortium led by the French-owned EDF Energy and…

The week: Property price record; Lampedusa drownings; 'basically' banned

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Home Shares in Royal Mail, floated on the stock market at 330p, began trading at 475p. SSE, the energy supplier,…

The week: Royal Mail shares; American shutdown; Afghan cricket

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Home An issue of shares in Royal Mail was oversubscribed, pushing valuation well above initial forecasts of £3.3 billion. The…

The week: 'Land of opportunity'; Obama phones Iran; glow-in-the-dark robber

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Home Shares in Royal Mail are to be sold by the middle of this month, before postmen can go on…

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28 September 2013 9:00 am

Home The General Medical Council said it was dropping cases against four doctors who worked at Stafford Hospital at the…

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21 September 2013 9:00 am

Home The government sold 6 per cent of Lloyds Banking Group to big investors for £3.2 billion. It still owns…

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14 September 2013 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the British economy was ‘turning a corner’, with ‘tentative signs…

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7 September 2013 9:00 am

Home Having recalled Parliament to debate British military action over Syria, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, found the government defeated,…

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31 August 2013 9:00 am

Home Parliament was recalled four days early to debate military action against Syria, which David Cameron, the Prime Minister, had…

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24 August 2013 9:00 am

Home The cost of the HS2 railway line was expected by some in the Treasury to rise from £43 billion…

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17 August 2013 9:00 am

Home The population of the United Kingdom rose by 420,000, to 63.7 million, by the middle of last year, with…

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10 August 2013 9:00 am

Home Retail sales enjoyed their fastest July growth in seven years, thanks to demand for beer, sun cream, swimwear and…

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3 August 2013 9:00 am

Home Barclays decided to issue £5.8 billion in shares to meet capital reserve requirements from the Bank of England. Lord…

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27 July 2013 9:00 am

Home The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy, weighing 8lb 6oz, an heir to the crown, third in…

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20 July 2013 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, put into ‘special measures’ 11 hospitals among the 14 with the worst death rates…

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13 July 2013 9:00 am

Home There was a fine game of hunt-the-issue over the process to find a replacement, as parliamentary candidate in Falkirk,…

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6 July 2013 9:00 am

Home Business confidence in Britain was at its highest level since 2007, according to a survey by the British Chambers…