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10 best men's rucksacks

10 best men's rucksacks

From sleek leather packs to statement pieces, IndyBest finds carriers to keep you looking cool on the commute

Lord Deighton is joined by schoolchildren at the House of Lords

Treasury boss looks back on time when talent mattered more than connections

During a Back to School event in Westminster, Lord Deighton said he feared that a 'golden age' of social mobility was over

High house prices prevent poor parents from moving closer to top schools, so denying their children an opportunity

Ministers back campaign to help state students

Launching today, the i's Back To School campaign helps professionals inspire state school students

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Andi Osho: As part of the Stoptober campaign, she is encouraging smokers to quit for 28 days from 1 October

Andi Osho: The Conversation

The comedian on falling off the smoking wagon, stalking John Humphrys, and upsetting ‘Strictly’ fans

Terry Wogan: The broadcaster on Eurovision tipples, Michael Phelps’s big feet, and being blanked by Madonna

Who has been the worst behaved guest on Children in Need?

Fright night: an actor at Scare Kingdom

Why are people paying to be terrified by blood-soaked maniacs and chainsaw-wielding murderers at "scare parks"?

Oscar Quine heads to Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Lancashire for an evening of immersive terror - including being bound in cling film and locked in a coffin

Thandie Newton: The actor on being an outsider, female empowerment, and the internet's obsession with her feet

Did you know that if you Google your name, the second auto-suggestion is 'Thandie Newton feet'?

The Dyson 360 Eye, the first robotic vacuum cleaner that owners can control via an app

Dyson enters the robot vacuum market, but at a rumoured £750 will it beat the Roomba?

Most arduous household chores have long been labour-free, thanks to technological advances like washing machines and dishwashers.

Bird in a bun: KFC’s pulled chicken offerings

Anyone for pulled chicken?

Pulled pork has gone from being a US barbecue secret to a regular on supermarket shelves. Now KFC is trying to tempt us with a chicken version. Oscar Quine tucks in
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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