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‘A human of the very highest calibre’: author Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend dead: Her hero has aged, her books haven’t - the Adrian Mole generation remembers author

His was a life of torment, albeit more imagined than real, that of a suburban warrior – the Harry Potter for the Dream Topping generation - fighting for love, fame and spot-free skin on the mean streets of Leicester.

The man said that a drinking culture, MPs’ absence from home and feelings of power are part of the problem

Nigel Evans found not guilty: Young researcher alleged to have been abused calls for overhaul of Westminster’s late-night drinking culture to prevent MPs 'crossing the line'

One of the seven young men who were alleged to have been abused by Nigel Evans has called for an overhaul of Westminster’s late-night drinking culture to prevent MPs “crossing the line”.

The ONS blamed the error on the “inadequate sampling” of passengers

ONS: Immigration into Britain in the 00s was nearly 350,000 higher than previously thought

Net migration into the UK during the previous decade was 346,000 higher than previously claimed after officials failed to properly count new arrivals landing at regional airports, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

British Conservative MP and former deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Nigel Evans, arrives at Preston Crown Court on 10 March, 2014

Nigel Evans not guilty: Questions raised over high-profile 'witch-hunt' by police

Case against MP was in tatters as soon it began

Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, leaving Preston Crown Court

Nigel Evans not guilty: Profile of MP who rose to the top – despite warning over friendships with young colleagues

The former deputy speaker's sexuality was an open secret in Westminister

Keith Poulson, branch secretary of the NUM, and fellow union official Keith Hartshorne at the Kellingley pit

Kellingley Colliery miners confused by ‘economics of the madhouse’

As plans are made to shut Kellingley, one of the last deep pits in the UK, Jonathan Brown meets its workers

Dear Mr Gove, by Jess Green, has been viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube

Teacher's poem blasting Michael Gove and his 'Dark Ages' curriculum hits a nerve on YouTube

An excoriating poem lambasting the policies and the “Dark Ages” curriculum of Education Secretary Michael Gove has become an internet sensation among teachers.

A scene from Kes performed at the Sheffield Crucible

Kes, Sheffield Crucible, theatre review

This unique production hits every note near-perfectly

Among those understood to have been held is Eric Baker, founding principal of Glendene Arts Academy in Easington, Co Durham, and his wife.

Three are arrested amid claims of fraud at one of the Government's flagship academy schools

Police investigating allegations of fraud at one of the Government’s flagship academy schools have arrested three people.

The Hillsborough disaster took the lives of 96 Liverpool fans

Hillsborough disaster inquest: One football game, 96 dead, finally a chance for justice

Every institutional obstacle available had been used to prevent it but now the bereaved have finally got their day in court

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Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game