Robert Booth

MPs challenge tax exemptions for Prince Charles’s estate

LONDON: Prince Charles has become embroiled in the parliamentary crusade against tax avoidance after the public accounts committee demanded that the government justify tax exemptions enjoyed by his GBP728m Published 17 Feb, 2013 02:43am

Polish now England’s second language

POLISH is now the main language spoken in England and Wales after English and Welsh, according to 2011 census data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Published 01 Feb, 2013 12:00am

The march of science through 2012

FROM landing the Curiosity rover on Mars after a 350 million-mile journey, to the discovery of the world’s most wanted subatomic particle, the top 10 scientific achievements of 2012 have been nominated by the Published 21 Dec, 2012 09:00pm

`Spirit Level`: a digested read

RICHARD Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, the authors of Spirit Level, which is a bestseller, argue that most of the... Published 16 Aug, 2010 12:00am

The Queen seeks pay rise

THE British royal family is to demand a pay rise from the taxpayer to fill a looming £40m hole in its finances.... Published 01 Jul, 2009 12:00am

Church`s get-rich message

GOD wants you rich, and as if to prove it His golden forefinger is pointing down through the stage ceiling at the... Published 01 Sep, 2008 12:00am

Hopes grow for new diabetes treatment

LONDON Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for diabetes by isolating and killing defective cells... Published 27 Aug, 2008 12:00am