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“Tiger mother” Amy Chua, co-author with husband  Jed Rubenfeld of combustible new book ‘The Triple Package’. Photograph: Bloomsbury

Ten days ago my husband went to a reunion at Eton College for the leavers of 1974. About 150 men crowded into the 15th-century chapel to belt out a qu(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

  Clerkenwell fire station in London, once Britain’s oldest,  has been closed.  Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA

The red fire-tenders stationed in Clerkenwell fire station in north London left their bays 2,110 times from January 1st, 2013, to January 1st this (...)

After coveting one for the past year, my niece was finally gifted a onesie. Until I saw her togged out I hadn’t really been touched by this modern clo(...)

Sir Richard Branson: declares himself to be a “tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality”. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Boris Johnson says nothing at all. Warren Buffett gives his job title. Sir Richard Branson declares himself to be a “Tie-loathing adventurer and thril(...)

Pope Francis has entered the debate about social and economic inclusiveness. Photograph:  Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Pope Francis has entered the debate over social and economic inclusiveness in an unsurprising way. Unlike Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, who pronounce(...)

Delivering the Centre for Policy Studies annual Margaret Thatcher lecture last night, London mayor Boris Johnson defended the importance of “boardroom greed” and “some measure of inequality” as a spur to economic activity. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Deputy British prime minister Nick Clegg has accused London mayor Boris Johnson of an “unpleasant elitism” after the latter warned that some people l(...)

Joan Burton said she is “deeply concerned” with the increased prevalence of so-called “zero-hour contracts”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has renewed her push for increased pay, claiming low wages were one of a number of “growing features of the(...)

To say: “Oh dear this pasta is disgustingly soggy” simply draws the guests’ attention to how overcooked it is, which otherwise they might not have noticed. Worse, it then obliges them to say: “But no! It’s delicious.” Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Last week I had a drink with a woman who has just landed one of the biggest jobs in her industry. Over a couple of grapefruit negronis she told me she(...)

Undated handout photo issued by Hertfordshire Police of 51-year-old Donal Drohan from Harrow, originally from Waterford  who died after a tree fell on his car in Watford. Photograph: PA

A 51-year-old man originally from Waterford, died after a tree fell on his car as he drove through Watford, north of London, shortly before 7am today(...)

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