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Fraud case remand

Former Burns Anderson IFA Grahame Whitehead, who is accused of a £8m fraud, has been remanded in custody until December.

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Segmentation of the fittest

The concept of preferred lives seems to send shivers down peoples’ spines and have them running for cover, and yet it seems that there is a general acceptance they are already here.

Axa trial shows Britain is heading for pension stone age

As part of Axa’s national campaign to promote saving, 14 people are to see if they can live on the state pension for a week. The experiment, which star- ted on Monday, will see former England rugby star Kyran Bracken and broadcaster Rosie Millard, as well as members of the public, try to live on […]

UK policy: Kate Moss and short-termism

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” said supermodel Kate Moss, who is not often credited for her insights into policy making. Perhaps she should be. In politics, as in matters of diet, the course of action that is the best over the long term is often not the most desirable course of action in the short term. Add the instant gratification of the democratic electoral cycle and, instead of good policy making, you sometimes get the equivalent to a midnight binge in front of the fridge.

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