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Hollow promises will not save small firms

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By Daily Mail Comment Last updated at 12:14 AM on 20th February 2012 Support: Small businesses like this bakers in London will suffer without help from the Government (file picture) If the unemployment rate is frightening now, imagine what it would be like with another 1.6million pushed on to the dole. Yet this could happen […]

Jubilee? It’s party time courtesy of Carole again! Middletons reveal items to help celebrate (but could they have been a bit less tacky?)

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By Rebecca English Last updated at 12:17 AM on 20th February 2012 As leading purveyors of party paraphernalia, you could hardly expect the Middletons to ignore the commercial potential of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. But now they’re part of The Firm, some might question whether their efforts could have been a teensy bit less tacky. […]

Letting gays marry would be wrong, Carey tells Cameron as former archbishop says proposal is ‘one of the greatest political grabs in history’

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By Andrew Pierce Last updated at 12:20 AM on 20th February 2012 A powerful denunciation of David Cameron’s plans to legalise gay marriage is made today by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey. In an article for the Daily Mail, Lord Carey says the proposal to change the status of marriage ‘constitutes one of the […]

Quarter of our smallest firms fearing collapse in the next two years

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Managers of one million ‘micro-firms’ believe their company is destined to fail between now and 2014 By Ruth Sunderland, Associate City Editor Last updated at 12:39 AM on 20th February 2012 More than a quarter of Britain’s smallest firms fear they could fold within the next two years, a study revealed last night. Managers of […]

Police shoot man ‘brandishing sword’ four times after tasers failed to stop him during stand-off

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Knifeman shot up to four times by armed police offices Man aged in his 20s left fighting for his life First police shooting since the death that sparked the London riots By Chris Greenwood Last updated at 12:44 AM on 20th February 2012 A crazed knifeman was shot up to four times by armed police […]

Tory MPs to demand Commons showdown over college access tsar in 11th hour bid to halt appointment

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By Tim Shipman Last updated at 12:50 AM on 20th February 2012 Explanation: Plans are being made to force Vince Cable to answer questions about his appointment of a controversial college access tsar Conservative MPs are to make an 11th hour attempt to stop Vince Cable appointing Professor Les Ebdon as the university access tsar. […]

Boxer Haye in police hunt after brawl with rival: (But was it all just a publicity stunt?)

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Police release Dereck Chisora but confirm he could still be charged with grievous bodily harm Officers also want to speak to David Haye but believe he may have left Germany early this morning Investigation follows ugly scenes last night after British boxers and their entourages brawled following world heavyweight title fight Haye’s manager suffers a […]

‘Mummy’s dead,’ I told the girls. ‘But Daddy,’ Lucy wailed. ‘You can’t cook’

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By Jeremy Howe Last updated at 1:03 AM on 20th February 2012 In Saturday’s Mail, Jeremy Howe, Radio 3’s former head of drama, described the awful day his 34-year-old lecturer wife was murdered  in a senseless attack. Here, in the second  part of the most emotionally intense series you’ll read this year, he recalls how  […]

Test tube burgers could hit kitchens this year after scientists create meat with taste of quarter-pounder

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Prototype burger will cost £220,000 to produce By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent Last updated at 1:09 AM on 20th February 2012 The world’s first test-tube burger will be ready to eat within months. It will look, feel and, it is hoped, taste, like a regular quarter-pounder, its creator Mark Post told the world’s premier science […]

Iran nuclear weapons: Why can’t they have the bomb?

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By Peter McKay Last updated at 1:17 AM on 20th February 2012 Hostile to Israel: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Writing in the London Review Of Books about nuclear non-proliferation politics, two British academics, Campbell Craig and Jan Ruzicka, ask: ‘Why should Iran or North Korea respect the principle of non-proliferation when the most powerful states […]

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