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Acclaimed author and academic, Marina Warner

Marina Warner compares UK university managers to 'Chinese communist enforcers'

Novelist and former professor in the Department of Literature, Film & Theatre Studies at the University of Essex launches a scathing attack

The design for the tomb that will house the remains of Richard III

Leicester Cathedral denies it is 'cashing in' on Richard III's reinternment

Cathedral is offering benefactors seats at the service for £2,500

A fine balance: Zach Condon (right) and his Beirut bandmates

Beirut, Albert Hall, Manchester, gig review: 'Evokes a nostalgic atmosphere of old Europe'

Live proof of still untapped musical pleasure ahead

Simon Clegg: ‘I’m focused on delivering a highly successful Games’

European Games’ English chief insists Azerbaijan is ‘incredibly free’

The former head of the British Olympic Association now charged with running the first European Games in Azerbaijan has described the country as “an incredibly free society” and a “wonderful place to live” despite mounting international condemnation over the oil-rich state’s escalating crackdown against human rights activists in the run up to the event next year.

More than 1,000 opponents of fracking are expected to set up camp on the meadows off Preston New Road in Lancashire’s Fylde

Thousands to protest against fracking in Lancashire

From his bedroom Rod Knight can see the field which campaigners claim could be the first commercial fracking site in Britain.

The couple were abused at their home in Edinburgh

Gay couple driven from their Edinburgh home by local youths

Daniel Donaldson and Arran Southall say they have been accused of being paedophiles

Building the Home centre

Art has a new Home: £25m Manchester centre closes the culture gap with London

'Home' will boast a 500-seat theatre, five cinemas, art galleries, bars, restaurants and a piazza
Mavlana Rabbani says the closing prayers at the meeting in Batley

Praise for Baroness Warsi: 'Her action reflects the mood of Dewsbury – and of Britain’

At a hall in West Yorkshire, speakers praise the former Foreign Office minister for her principled resignation over the conflict in Gaza

Police and medical staff have been criticised for their 'sloppy approach' to the care of a teenager who died after suffering three epileptic fits whilst being held in custody in connection with an alleged burglary

Greater Manchester Police blasted for 'sloppy approach' that led to 19-year-old's death in custody

Police and medical staff have been criticised for their “sloppy approach” to the care of a teenager who died after suffering three epileptic fits whilst being held in custody in connection with an alleged burglary.

Lewis Pugh will undertake seven swims in the seven seas to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world

Long-distance swimmer will brave the seven seas to raise awareness of failing fish stocks

They once represented the limits of the ancient world. But now, brought low by pollution, overfishing and exploitation by modern man, the seven seas of classical times are among the most polluted and imperilled on earth.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas