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Anything Goes is showing at the Crucible in Sheffield until 17 January, then touring

Anything Goes, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, review: Cole's classic is alive and kicking

Sublimely silly and subversive, the show packs a feelgood punch

Faye Spooner, Harry Hughes, Suzy Cooper, Jake Lindsay, Tim Lawrence, Cameron MacDonald, Danielle Mullan

Old Mother Goose, York Theatre Royal, review: Berwick Kaler reunites with David Leonard for this slapstick show

There was no sign of 'artistic differences' in this assured Christmas classic

Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett in White Christmas

White Christmas, review: Darren Day steps effortlessly into Bing Crosby's shoes

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

An RSPB investigator with nine poisoned buzzards from of a total of 11 birds killed in Norfolk

Gamekeeper’s conviction for poisoning birds of prey ‘a wake-up call’, warns judge

"Those who employ gamekeepers have a duty to know what is being done in their name and on their property"

Will Cornick murdered teacher Ann Maguire when he was 15

Ann Maguire murder: Teenager killer jailed for life named as Will Cornick

A judge lifted an order granting him anonymity in the public interest

Laurence Easeman and Russell Brand

Laurence Easeman, the activist in Brand row: ‘I was smeared’

The activist at the centre of a row which led to the cancellation of a debate at the launch of Russell Brand’s new book has claimed he is the victim of a “politically motivated smear campaign” by bloggers.

Russell Brand: Another ‘Newsnight’ interview, another row, as he tries his hand at 9/11 conspiracy theorist

"What I do think is interesting is the links between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family"

Far-flung gap years with an element of working has become one of the fastest-growing phenomena in the global travel industry

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain

Campaigners hit out at gap years in developing countries

The Crown Prosecution Service has launched a review into its procedures

CPS to launch review after 'shambolic' fake marriage case collapses

Three immigration officers suspended after judge halts trial

The winning design by OS31

Best served cold: British architects create gourmet restaurant on frozen lake

Structure will host 60 diners at a time in Winnipeg, Canada

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot