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Accused: The late Sir Cyril Smith has been linked to a police inquiry into a paedophile ring

'Child abuse list includes 10 MPs and peers'

Operation Fernbridge whistleblower says allegations cover three to four decades

One of the three freed labourers who were trapped, along with eight more who are still missing, in a collapsed mine in the Honduran region of Choluteca

Three miners rescued after eight days at illegal gold mine in Honduras

Eight others are still missing and rescue workers have little idea where they are

Police search the scene at Salary Brook Trail in Colchester

Colchester knife murder: Pond drained in hunt for clues to killing of Saudi student Nahid Almanea

Detectives hunting a killer who stabbed a Saudi Arabian student to death as she walked along a quiet footpath in Colchester have drained a pond in the search for the murder weapon.

Current ''Bag for Life'' shopping bags are reusable and environmentally-friendly but don't yet have anti-bacterial properties

Anti-bacterial bag-for-life could prevent rise in food poisoning when 5p plastic bag charge comes into force

A bag-for-life that slows the growth of bacteria which cause food poisoning could be in the supermarkets within months.

100 redundant prison officers asked to work as numbers in UK prisons soar

The Ministry of Justice is pleading for prison officers who have recently been made redundant to come back to work.

Sir Cyril Smith was MP for Rochdale from 1972 to 1992

Council ‘misled’ police over sex abuse

A former detective has accused a local authority of withholding a report into suspected paedophiles at the school linked to claims of abuse by the late Liberal Democrat MP Cyril Smith.

From a video posted by Iraqi0Revolution, a group supporting the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Iraq crisis: UN alarmed by claims of mass execution of up to 1,700 Shia soldiers by Isis forces

As rebel forces advanced towards Baghdad, reports began to emerge of summary mass executions carried out in territory they controlled.

The promise is wanted by Education Secretary Michael Gove

Tories consider election manifesto pledge to end illiteracy within a generation

Each year 75,000 children entering secondary education are below the standard expected of them in reading ability

Cameron denounces ‘barbaric’ Sudan death sentence

David Cameron has described the death sentence for a woman in Sudan for marrying a Christian as “barbaric”.

BBC swamped with complaints of Ukip bias

The BBC has been deluged with complaints that its coverage of the elections was biased in favour of Ukip.

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing