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Why has Mumsnet developed such an awkward reputation?

Powerful enough to influence Westminster. Useful enough to pull in more than four million users. Yet spiteful enough to attract defamation cases. What's the deal with Mumsnet?

Credo: Actor and horror-film director Eli Roth on phobias, nightmares - and romcom tears

I love to terrify people As things get worse in this world, and people feel a loss of control over things, they need an outlet, a place they are allowed to be really scared. Where better than horror movies?

Simon Russell Beale: 'My character has to chuck a glass of whisky in somebody’s face, and then do it again! I thought that was fantastic, and so exciting.'

Simon Russell Beale: King Luvvy pauses... for Pinter

Our greatest living stage actor is a Shakespeare specialist, but he's made an exception just so he can throw whisky in someone's face, twice. Nick Duerden meets Simon Russell Beale

Could former porn star Sasha Grey be the next EL James?

The 25-year-old former porn superstar has reinvented herself as a novelist, and her first book, The Juliette Society, revolves around a woman's introduction to a highly secretive sex club.

Dog days: Goldie at home in Hemel Hempstead. ‘The Nineties were brilliant,’ he remembers. ‘But I’m still scratching my head at the Noughties.’

Goldie: Mellow yes, but he's still in a rush

As a new career 'best-of' provokes retrospection, the newly chilled musician-artist-actor-whatever insists he still has his best work ahead of him. Nick Duerden meets Goldie

Actress Anna Friel

Anna Friel in The Look of Love: 'Am I dramatic? You could say that'

She scandalised the nation as a teenager. Now, as she stars in a racy Soho biopic, Anna Friel is focused on her craft – and preparing for middle age. Nick Duerden meets her

Back in black: Brett Anderson on Britpop blow-ups, going solo and the triumphant return of Suede

Brett Anderson released four solo albums between 2007 and 2011. The Suede singer once cut a daring swathe through a staid music scene with records that were pop landmarks and some seminal live performances: he was one of the few British rock stars who could look threatening in a big girl's blouse.

Confessions of a sex-farce writer: Timothy Lea's sexual misadventures to be published as e-books

The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea are to be published for the first time since the 1970s. But is there an audience for low-rent smut in the wake of the Savile scandal? Yes, says their author. And put the books on the GCSE syllabus too...

Jonas Jonasson's Centurion becomes a Swede sensation

Arguably the biggest word-of-mouth literary sensation of the decade is neither Nordic crime fiction nor vampire romance, but rather a fable about an old man stumbling through momentous events of the last century after escaping from an old people's home. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, five million copies sold and currently number six on Amazon's chart, has become everybody's commute-read with neither hype or a media campaign.

Jessica Brown Findlay: 'My poor mum was in bits when she watched me die on screen'

Jessica Brown Findlay, 23, is an actress. 'Labyrinth' will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday on Channel 4, and will be released on DVD on 1 April
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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

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Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London