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Craig Brown: The satirist on death threats from Harold Pinter - and why Jeremy Clarkson makes him feel like a woman

Has anyone ever told you they enjoyed your parody of them?

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is escorted through a crowd of journalists in London with her husband Charlie behind her as she leaves Southwark Crown Court having been found not guilty on all charges

Phone hacking: So what does the outcome of the trial mean for press regulation?

As Andy Coulson is found guilty of phone hacking charges, Tories will be anxious not to make enemies before the election

It was a brief World Cup for England fans

Three Lions make Brazil go nuts

I’ve just returned from the World Cup in Brazil where the discomfort of England’s travelling fans was compounded by the behaviour of British tabloids months before the tournament began.

Jonathan Cainer controls a £2m-a-year horoscope empire

Andy Coulson's chance remark in phone-hacking trial revealed how much astrologers can earn

Coulson revealed that the News of the World paid Mystic Meg more than £200,000 a year to read the cosmic runes. The large financial return is something Fleet Street's longest serving astrologer Jonathan Cainer is happy to discuss

The Top Ten: Recurring news stories

Thanks to Is Clutton for the idea. She suggested, 'Last pit pony retires' and 'Previously unheard Nick Drake songs found'. You, dear reader (although possibly not you personally), did the rest. Thank you all. A book of collected Top 10s is to be published by Elliott & Thompson this autumn

Letter from the Literary editor: The Transformative Power of Books

Many of us will have booked our holidays by now and bought the sun-cream too. But what to read under the palm tree or on the beach or the staycation sofa?

Hislop (left) did not comment but his deputy said Steve Coogan had no record of supporting free speech

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop quits Index on Censorship over links with Steve Coogan

Hislop is reportedly protesting against comedian’s support for press regulation

Simon Fox, who succeeded Sly Bailey as chief executive of Trinity Mirror in September 2012

Media Column: The man appointed to turn around ailing Trinity Mirror is making headway and has ambitious digital plans

Simon Fox looks out from his 20th-storey window at the Credit Suisse tower and the rest of the Canary Wharf skyline and wishes he was somewhere else.

Influential annual news review charts growth of 'weird news'

Weird news - from Sainsbury’s including a mannequin in a “slave costume” as part of a promotional display to Fox News accidentally broadcasting a picture of a penis in its coverage of a helicopter crash – is overtaking entertainment and celebrity stories as the key driver of traffic on digital news sites, according to a major report from an Oxford University-based institute.

The latest edition of 'The Oldie'

The Oldie magazine appoints Alexander Chancellor as editor

Alexander Chancellor yesterday gently lowered himself into the editor’s seat at The Oldie magazine nearly four decades after taking on a similar role at The Spectator.

The BBC was impervious to the launch of Sky News. Now they have to take notice

A new weekday evening show will take on C4 News and Newsnight

The magazine’s roving reporter John Sweeney who has also resigned
Teen magazines could be a trusted place for girls to go when they were too embarrassed to ask anyone else

Teenage flicks: the end of an era for girls' teen magazines

Now that 'Bliss' is to close, there will no longer be any magazines for teenage girls on sale. Kate Wills, who began her career in youth titles, mourns the passing of a publishing era

The Oldie's agony aunt offers to mediate with publisher in bid to get Richard Ingrams reinstated as editor

The Oldie magazine’s agony aunt has offered to stage a mediation between Richard Ingrams and the magazine’s publisher in a bid to get the editor, who resigned last week, reinstated.

The Oldie's founder Richard Ingrams has resigned from the publication

Richard Ingrams quits ‘The Oldie’ in row with publishers

Richard Ingrams, the 76-year-old founder of The Oldie magazine, has resigned after falling out with the magazine’s publisher and refusing to attend a “disciplinary hearing” called to discuss his conduct.

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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
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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