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Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg (Image: AFP)

Is Nick Clegg ripe for rehabilitation after atoning for his tuition fees U-turn?

He lost his leadership and his seat but he’s still plugging away on inequality issues. Should he be brought in from the cold now?

by × July 22, 2017 ×

What's On

The City Is Ours, a new exhibition at the Museum of London (Image: MUSEUM OF LONDON)

Who will shape the cities of the future?

If democratic authorities are cash-starved and paralysed, other forces will come into play, dramatically altering our perception of power

by × July 22, 2017 ×

What's On

A 16th century wooden Inuit model of an European ship is part of the Death In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final Expedition (Image: AFP)

New light shed on haunting mystery of explorer’s death in the ice

A new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, brings the shocking story right up to date – but there are still more questions than answers

by × July 15, 2017 ×

Tech

2017 China International Robot Show in Shanghai (Image: REUTERS)

Robots are ready to take your job – and no-one’s safe

Young Enterprise report reveals that students believe that AI will be their biggest rival in their quest for a career

by × July 15, 2017 ×

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US President Donald Trump

We ALL give Trump licence to wreck the environment

The new US President is looking to roll back work on climate change and put fossil fuels first. In this instance, he’s just following our lead

by × January 29, 2017 ×

East London

The blast flattened houses and warehouses (Photo: © PLA Collection / Museum of London)

The true story behind the biggest explosion ever to hit London

73 were killed when the inevitable happened and a munitions factory in the heart of the Silvertown blew up – although the causes were kept secret for decades

by × January 22, 2017 ×

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Donald Trump

Why Jeremy Corbyn can never emulate Donald Trump

They may share similar sentiments about ‘elites’ but Trump’s character makes him an action man beyond the reach of the placid Labour leader

by × January 22, 2017 ×

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley arrives in Downing Street for a cabinet meeting (Reuters)

Free the Press from this dangerous muzzle

In a world of “fake news” and unaccountable elites, the idea of a further curb on Press freedom is a dangerous step on a slippery slope

by × January 15, 2017 ×

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Noel Conway is seeking a judicial review

Why assisted dying deserves dignified response from MPs

There is a growing clamour for some kind of response to the suffering of those with terminal illnesses. Parliament must stop relying on the courts to do its job

by × January 15, 2017 ×