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An unsung hero of Britain's wartime Bletchley Park code-breaking operation is set to be honoured with a memorial 70 years after he helped turn the tide of the conflict. Mathematician Bill Tutte's work helped crack the Nazi "Lorenz" cipher...
Too many people suffering from mental disorders are being locked up in police custody rather than being protected in hospitals, a joint inspection has found. Police have powers to take individuals suffering from mental health issues in a public place to
A ¬£3.68 MWD - Minimum Wage Dress - has gone on sale aimed at women who "want to look good on a budget". Online retailer SheLikes.com said it created the MWD to cost the same as an hour's pay on the minimum wage for under-18s "to enable...
A busy holiday airport is to get an ¬£80 million terminal redevelopment. The improvements at Stansted Airport in Essex will include new security facilities and an enlarged departure lounge. The Lord Foster-designed terminal at Stansted opened in 1991 and
The pay of public sector workers will have been cut by thousands of pounds over the lifetime of the coalition Government because of wage freezes, VAT hikes and changes to benefits and tax credit, according to a new study. Unison said the lowest paid work
The use of antibiotics in the first 12 months of life may increase the chance of developing eczema by up to 40%, according to a new study. The report also found that each additional course of antibiotics further raises the risk of eczema by 7%. Researche
An army of top teachers should be deployed in schools that are failing their poorest pupils, according to Sir Michael Wilshaw. The Ofsted chief inspector is calling for the Government to recruit a proportion of England's most talented teachers to teach i
The Treasury is "actively considering" steps to return partially state-owned Lloyds Bank to the private sector, and may offer some shares to the public, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced. But the Chancellor offered no...
Outgoing Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King is being made a peer, Downing Street confirmed. Prime Minister David Cameron nominated the banking chief for a life peerage for his significant contribution to public service. The announcement comes as Si
A senior BBC executive who earns a six-figure salary claimed almost ¬£400 when his holiday was cancelled in the aftermath of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. Adrian Van Klaveren, who in June 2012 had a total remuneration of ¬£193,150, claimed ¬£387.50 fo
Royal Mail workers have voted in favour of boycotting competitors' mail and have massively rejected the Government's controversial plan to privatise the company. A ballot of 112,000 delivery, sorting office and other postal staff by the Communication Wor
Britain is in a "very parlous state" morally because of a lack of vision about what kind of society we want, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. The Most Rev Justin Welby warned churches and other community groups that there was a...
A trader has been fined for trying to sell a rabbit at a market, despite its overgrown teeth. David Shipton admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the rabbit, which he was found attempting to sell at Stratford-upon-Avon livestock market. The rabbit ha
Mothers in the UK have been reassured over claims that a chemical in plastic water bottles may be linked to cancer. US scientists found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in the womb increased the risk of later prostate cancer in offspring mice. BPA is w
England's shortage of affordable homes is locking young people in the East of England out of the property market for more than a decade, a Shelter study has found. Independent research commissioned by the housing charity reveals for the first time the ch
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