Humour, politeness and hope: The 10 commandments that teach you how to be a good atheist

Humour, politeness and hope: The 10 rules that teach you how to be a good atheistHope and sacrifice can lead to a happier life, says writer Alain de Botton Manifesto unveiled because evil had a 'peculiar kind of glamour' By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 05:37 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 5 February 2013 Alain de Botton has unveiled a guide for the atheist From Catholicism to the Qur'an, the majority of religions have a code of rules for followers to practice. And now philosopher Alain de Botton has created a set of 10 new rules for atheists

Portrait of a nation bursting at the seams

Portrait of a nation bursting at the seams | UPDATED: 00:18 GMT, 12 December 2012 In one extraordinary statistic after another, the results of the 2011 census spell out the most dramatic demographic upheaval in our country’s history. Some 7.5million foreign-born residents in England and Wales, most arriving in the last ten years… four million fewer Christians, with the number of Muslims almost doubling to 2.7million… Fewer than half London’s 8.2million residents describing themselves as white British… overall numbers up by 3.7million, the biggest surge in two centuries… The number of people living in England and Wales who were born overseas has risen by nearly three million to 7.5m Indeed, the make-up of many of our communities has been transformed, permanently and beyond recognition, since Labour threw open our borders at the beginning of the new millennium. This paper takes pride in Britain’s long tradition of offering a haven to settlers from overseas

Stop fretting about never being King, Charles relish your freedom as an outspoken Prince

Curb your impatience and stop fretting about never being King – we need you now | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 27 November 2012 Prince Charles has once again revealed how impatient he is to become king. Speaking at Dumfries House, the superb architectural masterpiece by Robert Adam which the Prince saved for the nation with money from the Duchy of Cornwall, he quipped: ‘Impatient Me What a thing to suggest! Yes, of course I am.’ He added: ‘I’ll run out of time soon.