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'The Americans gave us Woody Allen, we gave them Benny Hill'

David Quantick on Mel Brooks, nailing crabs to pieces of wood, and writing scripts at 42,000ft

The Thick of It and Veep are both about politics. Do things work differently on the other side of the Atlantic?

Professor Brian Cox has expressed concern at the lack of social mobility and limited access to STEM industries

Professor Brian Cox: The Government must put more funding into space exploration

Economic return on investment would be huge

Professor Brian Cox 'would go into space' on a commercial flight, despite Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic tragedy

Speaking at a scientific discovery event in Manchester, he added that there’s “no reason” we won’t see commercial space travel “in the next 10 years”

Tony Robinson, aged 68, grew up in east London

Tony Robinson on 3D imagery, switching football allegiances, and why you should never lie about loving Genesis

'If you move to a different town, why wouldn't you change football teams?'

Kathy Lette: The bestselling Australian novelist on republicanism, women's humour and her interviewer's love life

Your new book centres on a mother-daughter relationship. What did you most enjoy about writing it?

Bradford headteacher Elizabeth Churton says her policy on uniform is about teaching students to follow rules

The headteacher who sent home 152 pupils in a day explains why she did it

Elizabeth Churton explains her tough uniform policies

Images posted by Hanson Academy to explain the dress code to parents

Hanson Academy in Bradford sends 152 pupils home in one day

All for school uniform offences

Ibiza out of season: there's so much more than clubbing

Beautiful beaches and great food - without the partying crowds

Bryan Adams' heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines