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The unlikely lad: Olly Murs on X Factor fame and the snipers who induced a bout of depression

He's got the number ones and the nationwide tour with Robbie Williams. He's got the TV gigs. And now he's go the dark back story. Can anything stop the irrepressible Olly Murs?

Kate Nash: Back on track after some bitter battles

Kate Nash: Back on track after bitter battles

Kate Nash had a torrid 2012. But a spell in Los Angeles and working on a new album helped the singer exorcise her demons, she tells Nick Duerden

Kate Nash: Back on track after some bitter battles

Kate Nash: Back on track after bitter battles

Kate Nash had a torrid 2012. But a spell in Los Angeles and working on a new album helped the singer exorcise her demons, she tells Nick Duerden

Brick by brick: Ben Bailey Smith

Ben Bailey Smith: Out of the shadow, into the limelight

He was raised to believe anything was possible. Now, thanks to Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith is enjoying his own purple patch

'Art for Baby: Faces' is published by Templar Publishing

Picasso helps baby see the big picture

A few years ago now, former Goldman Sachs employee-turned-venture-philanthropist Yana Peel noticed that her toddler son had become fascinated by a piece of art hanging in the family home. Sara Walking, by Julian Opie, the artist who found widespread acclaim after designing the cover art for Blur: The Best Of, featured a traffic light-like outline of a woman doing precisely what its title suggested: walking.

O'Connor says: 'I've every right to be as lunatic in my behaviour as the lunatic next door, no? I've no regrets'

Happy now: Has Sinead O'Connor finally put her pain behind her?

The singer is about to release her first 'joyous' album, '4th and Vine', says Nick Duerden.

Tara Fitzgerald: 'Actors always approach Shakespeare differently. God, it’s daunting'

I've played a number of buttoned-up British women There is something in our national characteristic that is naturally repressed, and I do find that fascinating. Why do we repress so much? I suppose I must feel it myself, deep down.

Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly flanking 'Strictly' winners Flavia Cacace and Louis Smith

Louis strikes gold at last in 'Strictly' final

It was a marathon of glitz, glamour, and double entendres – but the dancing was brilliant

All boys together: Ian Mucklejohn with sons (L to R) Lars, Ian and Piers

Good things come in threes

Ian Mucklejohn is the single father of triplets born to a surrogate. He tells Nick Duerden why he's glad he's going it alone

Killed off: Sofie Grabol has played Detective Inspector Lund for the three series of the Danish drama

End of the trail for Sarah Lund and The Killing

After just three series, the cult Danish drama is quitting while it's ahead

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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
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
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Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
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Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
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Garden Bridge

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Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
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