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Michelle Young has received none of the £26m she was awarded

Fraud police focus on former MI6 spy's role in high-stakes divorce

Ex-agent claimed he could find missing millions in bitterly fought break-up, but wife says he took her money and failed to deliver
Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, at Southwark Crown Court in 2012; she was later cleared of making corrupt payments
Sir James Munby released a damning judgment castigating the “state”

Judge attacks legal aid cuts as couple fight to keep their son

One of Britain’s most senior judges has launched a withering attack on cuts to legal aid after a couple with learning disabilities was not provided with a lawyer to fight the forced adoption of their two-year-old son.

Claudia Schiffer and husband Matthew Vaughn at Chequers in 2010

David Cameron dined with Claudia Schiffer (and her husband) at Chequers

Cabinet Office records show PM's entertaining

Belhaj, pictured in 2011, was once emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, considered a terrorist body by the US

Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj can sue over claims of MI6 torture and abduction

Belhaj claims former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and senior members of the security services were “co-conspirators” in his illegal detention and torture in 2004

After Roberts went on the run in 1966, a £1,000 reward (around £17,000 today) was offered

Police killer Harry Roberts 'spoke of remorse' in 2008 interview

After Roberts went on the run in 1966, a £1,000 reward (around £17,000 today) was offered

Jamshed Javeed, 30, a chemistry teacher, was planning to go to Syria to fight Assad

Terror offences teacher Jamshed Javeed condemns brutality of Isis

The chemistry teacher had been planning to go to Syria to fight Assad

One of Britain's most notorious killers Harry Roberts

Outcry as police killer Harry Roberts finally gets out of jail

In 1966 he was given a life sentence. The Parole Board’s decision to free him has caused outrage, and prompted the Government to change the law to ensure in future killers of police officers remain in jail for life

The tiny island of Sark held its first election in 2008 but the Barclays argued its system breached European laws

Barclay brothers lose legal fight over the future of Sark

Telegraph owners lose expensive constitutional battle

Jenny Jones was arrested for 'obstructing' police

Senior Green Party politician Jenny Jones arrested at Occupy London

London Assembly member held at 'peaceful protest'

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Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

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