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Rob Williams is Production Editor (Web/Apps) at The Independent. He was formerly Senior Online Reporter. He has worked for The Independent since 2008.

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Israeli border policeman arrested over shooting of Palestinian boy during West Bank protests

Killings sparked outcry after CCTV footage emerged which appeared to show two boys were shot despite posing no threat to Israeli forces

Plas Teg, a Jacobean house near the the village of Pontblyddyn, Flintshire between Wrexham and Mold, is said to be one of Wales' most haunted buildings. One of its late owners was the infamous 'hanging' Judge Jeffries, who is thought to have held court in the home and had people convicted and hanged in the dining room. Reports of paranormal activity include heavy breathing in one bedroom and the spirit of a young girl appearing in the Blue Bedroom

Halloween 2014: From the Screaming Man of Pluckley to the 'White Lady' of the Tower of London - Britain's 20 most haunted places

Ghosts, ghouls and all manner of paranormal activity reside on our spooky isles. So, where should you visit if you to want to see a ghostly apparition?

Winton, aged 105, presented with Order of the White Lion by the Czech president in Prague

Sir Nicholas Winton honoured: Extraordinary story of the 'British Schindler' who rescued 669 children from Nazis in occupied Czechoslovakia

Sir Nicholas Winton, aged 105, was presented with Order of the White Lion by the Czech Republic president at a ceremony in Prague

This June 16, 2012 file image from video made available by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an infrared view of the X-37B unmanned spacecraft landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Top secret space plane: American X-37B aircraft lands after secret mission lasting almost two years

The unmanned aircraft, seen here in infrared, took off in 2012

A huge storm system is seen developing across the Atlantic

UK weather: Storm system set to bring wet, windy and warm weather this weekend

Spectacular storm system will bring wet and windy weather

The dragon particle which scientific analysis shows is made of carbon and oxygen and is therefore not a piece of cosmic or volcanic dust.

'Alien life found above Derbyshire proves we're descended from extraterrestrials', say scientists

Researchers claim to have discovered particulate matter in the Earth's stratosphere that proves conclusively the existence of extraterrestrial life

British Embassy celebrates burning down of White House in 'tasteless' tweet

Light-hearted diplomatic trolling is met with a fierce rebuke

A doctor prepares an Ebola blood sample for analysis

Ebola outbreak: Briton with deadly virus flies in to UK for treatment in London

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the Ebola virus has claimed the lives of some 1,427 people

Man crashes car through garage and into pool after flip-flops get entangled in pedals

Man was the sole victim of the incident as no one was in the pool at the time

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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

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Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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