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Poll: Was the BBC right to drop Jeremy Clarkson?

Jeremy Clarkson's future remains unclear

At the BBC Jeremy Clarkson stuck out like a nicotine-stained sore thumb that had been pressed too hard to an ice cold glass of the rose wine he apparently enjoys drinking, writes Daniel Wainwright.

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Letter: An unfair drink ban

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After reading several newspaper reports concerning British Rail’s proposed plan to ban alcohol in its buffet cars, in a knee-jerk reaction to alleged deaths at stations, I believe it would be unfair to ban a service which has been available to the travelling public for 180 years.

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Star Comment: In a spin at honest response

David Cameron has said he will not seek a third term as Prime Minister

It may seem peculiar to feel sympathy for politicians as we race towards the General Election. But, given the furore yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron might have been wondering if honesty really is the best policy.

Star Comment: Moving in the right direction

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There is little doubt the British economy is in better condition now than it was five years ago. Order books are filling, exports are increasing, unemployment lines are diminishing and profits are up.

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MPs criticise head of City watchdog

Martin Wheatley has come under fire from MPs

The head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been personally criticised in a damning report by MPs into its bungled handling of the announcement of an insurance industry investigation last year.

Home affordability 'at 2009 levels'

Oxford topped the "unaffordability" list, research from Lloyds revealed

The cost of a typical home in a UK city is at its most unaffordable level since 2009 as buyers face stretching their wages further to keep up with rising property prices, a report has found.