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Frank Cieszynski relives his movements the day the Berlin Wall fell

Modern Berlin through the eyes of one of the city's last escapees from the East

Frank Cieszynski is an Airbnb 'super host' based in west Berlin and escaped to the West just two days before the wall fell

Haruki Murakami, author

Page 3 Profile: Haruki Murakami, author

New book?

A sign that reads 'Charlie Hebdo Is Sold Out' is seen in the window of a French book shop, earlier selling the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in London

Charlie Hebdo: Hundreds of Londoners queue to buy satirical magazine following Paris attacks

Among those waiting, opinion was split over the decision to feature an illustration of the Prophet Mohamed on the cover

The lad is a cultural phenomenon not to be sniffed at

Carling, football and Jeremy Clarkson: The quintessential British 'lad' laid bare by YouGov

Firm released profile after TheLadBible became UK's 12th most visited website

10 best men's trainers

Step out with a swagger this year. IndyBest discovers some fashion-forward footwear for  every day

Caroline Lucas: The Green Party's first MP on getting arrested, the atmosphere at PMQs, and agreeing with Russell Brand

Lucas is MP for Brighton, Pavilion - the only Green in Parliament

Baby boars are starving to death when their mothers are killed, one expert said

Wild boar population boom leads to calls for culls from wildlife experts

All wild boar living free are the result of escapes or illegal releases

The World Pooh Sticks Championships has been held in Oxfordshire since 2009

World Pooh Sticks Championships in desperate need of a new home as popularity grows

‘Bother,’ Pooh told Piglet. ‘We need a bigger bridge’

Ron Jeremy: The world's most prolific porn actor on his friendship with Mo Mowlam, and why he'll always be torn between sex and food

Jeremy is listed in the 'Guinness Book of World Records' for Most Appearances in Adult Films, starring in over 2,000 films

Alexander Armstrong: The comedian on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Armstrong, 44, found fame as one half of 'Armstrong and Miller', and now co-presents BBC game show 'Pointless' with Richard Osman

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific