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It is believed that some of them may have been posing as disabled supporters

World Cup 2014: Brazilian police investigate reports of 'disabled' supporters leaping from the wheelchairs

Even in a country such as Brazil where football is a fervent religion, the miraculous sight of wheelchair bound supporters leaping from their seats is leading to calls for a police investigation into claims of ticket fraud.

Mohamed Hasan explains to Jonathan Brown how to chew khat in a Sheffield park yesterday

Chewing the khat: Sheffield's Somali community comes to terms with the ban of its favourite drug

Jonathan Brown gets high while he can with members of Sheffield’s Somali community

Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex

Nato boss claims Russia has secretly infiltrated green groups fighting fracking

The outgoing Secretary General of Nato has sparked ridicule from environmentalists after claiming that Russia is secretly orchestrating green groups opposed to fracking.

The study suggested that 79 per cent of homes were either near or below acceptable size

Rabbit-hutch Britain: Growing health concerns as UK sets record for smallest properties in Europe

Millions living in overcrowded housing because of failure to build new homes

Bankrupt Detroit experienced an economic upturn after creating a space where tech start-up staff wanted to work

What British cities can learn from Detroit: Motor City's turnaround should be a model for regeneration

British cities seeking to adapt to the realities of the new global economy should model their plans on the success of United States conurbations including Detroit, a former urban development advisor to President Obama has told The Independent.

Ernest Hemmingway in 1955; The cover of 'A Farewell to Arms'

English theatre company granted unprecedented permission to stage Hemingway epic 'A Farewell to Arms'

A small theatre company has been granted unprecedented permission by Ernest Hemingway's literary estate to recreate the author’s semi-autobiographical World War One classic A Farewell to Arms.

Scotland baby ashes scandal: Families call for public inquiry

The grieving families of children affected by Scotland’s baby ashes scandal have called for a public inquiry to find out who was responsible for the secret disposal of the remains of hundreds of infants.

Mark Oliver Everett of Eels performing in Glasgow, June 2014

Eels, Bridgewater Hall, gig review: 'Cathartic'

When it comes to describing their music, Mark Oliver Everett knows better than anyone. “Sweet, soft bummer rock” he calls it. Eels, who have just released their eleventh album, might be on to something of a downer it is true, but it is an exquisite gloom they cast.

Last year 77 per cent of the UK public wanted immigration reduced – compared to 63 per cent in 1995

Graduates four times more likely to back immigration – as nearly all Britons say speaking English is key to national identity

Social divide opens up while British attitudes to migrants have hardened

Ingleton in Co Durham, home to a Methodist chapel and school, is little known beyond the population of 400

Shadow Labour Minister Helen Goodman red-faced after confusing Ingleton, Co Durham and Ingleton, North Yorks

Its Wikipedia entry is remarkably short on details, describing Ingleton in Co Durham merely as a village eight miles from Darlington.

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