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Hi-tech hope for end of wallets 11 Oct 2012 | 01:13 am

Around four in 10 Britons (42 per cent) believe innovations in technology will enable them to do away with their wallets by 2025, a survey has found.

Chocolate firm in unholy row with bishop over rights to the colour purple 11 Oct 2012 | 01:13 am

Confectionery giant Cadbury has insisted it is not trying to trademark “50 shades” of purple after coming under fire from a Church of England bishop over rights to use the colour.

Cold shoulder on menu at X Factor dinner 11 Oct 2012 | 01:13 am

Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh kept a frosty wall of silence between them as they attended a dinner with X Factor executives.

Cameron: I’m not here to defend privilege, I’m here to spread it 11 Oct 2012 | 12:40 am

THE Government’s radical economic and social reforms will secure Britain’s place in the world while supporting those who want to work hard and get on in life, the Prime Minister said in a defiant part...

Minister rejects farmers’ calls for new food labelling laws 11 Oct 2012 | 12:40 am

The Government’s Environment Minister has ruled out introducing fresh laws to improve food labelling and make it easier for people to buy British produce.

Minister ‘resolute’ over high speed
rail link 11 Oct 2012 | 12:40 am

The Government will not be deterred from going ahead with the High Speed 2 rail line by the “grief and hassle” it is getting from campaigners, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said.

Amnesty staff stage second strike over cuts and job losses 11 Oct 2012 | 12:40 am

Staff at human rights group Amnesty International will stage a second 24-hour strike today in a row over spending cuts and job losses.

Independence poll ‘to open door for younger voters’ 11 Oct 2012 | 12:39 am

The independence referendum will pave the way for 16 and 17-year-olds to be allowed to vote in all elections, the chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament has predicted.

Number of PPI complaints set to soar 11 Oct 2012 | 12:38 am

Payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints are on course to more than double the record number already predicted for this year, the ombudsman service has said.

TV appeal to voters ‘slur on the young’ 11 Oct 2012 | 12:38 am

A TV campaign to persuade voters to take part in the first election of police and crime commissioners is “incredibly unjust” and “perpetuates the myth that the elderly need to fear the young”, a campa...

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