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The concession was made after the year-long Books for Prisoners campaign

Prisoners win right to keep more books in their cells following year-long campaign

Campaigners hail small but positive victory

Lord Pannick QC proposed judicial oversight in amendments to the Bill which went before the House of Lords

Lords back assisted dying providing judge gives final ruling

Lord Pannick QC: "Judges already decide these questions of life and death"

The suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California

Virgin's dashing journey into the future now faces tough questions

Earlier this year Branson confidently declared the inaugural flight would take place this year and that he intended to be on it with his children

Architect Frank Gehry gestures during a press conference

Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his)

Gehry: "There’s no sense of design, no respect for humanity or anything else"

Six electronic sensors have been embedded in the car seat and operate in tandem with an in-car camera to detect when a driver is having a heart attack

Ford unveils a car seat which detects when a driver is having heart attack

The new technology has been developed at a time when the number of wealthy over-65s is growing rapidly

Patients and staff take advantage of the Costa Coffee shop in the Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital

NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough

The hot drink ban applies to three hospitals in Leicester following complaints from patients and employees

The UK does not produce or import enough fish for everyone to eat healthily

Shortage of fish 'stops poor from eating healthily'

Less wealthy nations forgo a good foodstuff to meet Britain's appetite for seafood, say experts
Hurricane Gonzalo seen from space, the storm will have lost most of its power by the time it reaches the other side of the Atlantic

Hurricane Gonzalo: High winds and heavy rain set to lash parts of Britain

Met Office forecasters remain uncertain quite how hard and where the hurricane will strike

An undated handout photo released by the Foreign Office with the permission of his family, showing Alan Henning at a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border

David Haines's and Alan Henning's families call for 'acts of unity' in face of Isis threats

In a joint letter the wife of Henning and the brother of Haines said the "most hateful" actions by terrorists should not be allowed to divide people of faith

Ebola outbreak: Full scale alert as aircraft passenger jokes 'I have Ebola! You are all screwed'

Emergency medical teams dressed in protective suits boarded the plane when it landed in the Dominican Republic

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?