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How much is a Twitter follower worth?
By Samira Shackle - 28 December 15:38

A US company is suing a former employee for taking his Twitter followers when he left. What are the

How to tackle crime? A giant outdoor escalator, of course
By Samira Shackle - 28 December 11:54

Huge escalator in Colombian city of Medellin will shorten commute through gang-plagued area.

Kim Jong-Il's funeral begins. But how genuine is the grief?
By Samira Shackle - 28 December 10:03

A defector on Kim Il-Sung's death: "The histrionics of grief took on a competitive quality. Who coul

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 December 8:58

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 December 15:37

The five must-read posts from today, including what 2012 could hold, and Imran Khan's bet.

NHS hospitals could increase their private services 24-fold
By Samira Shackle - 27 December 10:51

The latest amendment to the NHS bill could see foundation hospitals earning half their income from p

What we can learn from Crisis Christmas
By Rowenna Davis - 27 December 9:46

Like Crisis, the religious story is about the importance of keeping a door open to strangers.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 December 9:02

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Happy Christmas from The Staggers
By Staff blogger - 23 December 15:52

We’ll be taking a short break over the Christmas period.

The 10 most-read articles of 2011
By New Statesman - 23 December 11:09

The most popular pieces on newstatesman.com this year.

E-petitions: which are up and which are down?
By George Eaton - 23 December 9:30

Voters care more about the RPI/CPI switch than they do about capital punishment.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 December 7:58

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Preview: The Four Horsemen of New Atheism reunited
By Alice Gribbin - 22 December 18:06

Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris together for the final time in

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including more bad news for George Osborne.

The end for Aidan Burley?
By George Eaton - 22 December 14:40

Tory MP reportedly under investigation by French police after attending Nazi-themed stag party.

The answer to Labour's woes? Tax cuts
By Andrew Harrop - 22 December 11:25

Balls and Miliband should call for the basic rate of income tax to be slashed.

Who will lead the campaign to save the Union?
By George Eaton - 22 December 9:27

Gus O'Donnell is right to warn that the future of the UK is an "enormous challenge".

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 December 7:57

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

The end of all take and no give
By Anonymous - 21 December 18:07

An argument for making corporate tax returns publicly available.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the UK is Iceland, not Greece.

Miliband names his chief of staff
By George Eaton - 21 December 15:35

Tim Livesey, a senior adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, has been given the job.

Why we won't back down on public sector pensions
By Mark Serwotka - 21 December 13:54

Contrary to the coalition's spin, ministers have consistently refused to negotiate.

Why has the left neglected the Tamils of Sri Lanka?
By Anonymous - 21 December 12:37

Human tragedy on this South Asian island is all but ignored.

Balls love bombs the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 21 December 9:31

Shadow chancellor says the Lib Dems should form a coalition with Labour before the next election.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 December 7:59

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Wake up to the real refugee issue, Australia
By Grace Jennings-Edquist - 20 December 17:06

The problem in this debate is not people smuggling.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 December 16:29

The five must-read blogs from today, including Branson the cuddly union-basher.

The ‘phone hacking’ was despicable, but it wasn’t hacking
By Jason Stamper - 20 December 12:31

Private investigators hired by tabloids were ‘blaggers’, not hackers.

Communist Party mourns for "Comrade Kim Jong-il"
By George Eaton - 20 December 10:45

Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) praises a "great friend and teacher".

Tax avoidance: HMRC stands accused
By George Eaton - 20 December 9:34

Vindication for UK Uncut as MPs attack HMRC's "cosy" relationship with big business.

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