The Independent

A flurry of rhetoric marked the unveiling of the winning design for London’s Olympic stadium yesterday, as it was claimed the £496m project would be a “beacon” for London and herald a new era in stadium design.

The gender gap between male and female earnings is narrower than ever, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The Times

Traditional Chinese holidays, swept away decades ago by the Communist leadership as relics of feudal superstition, could soon be revived.