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The BBC’s decision brings to an end career spanning over 25 years

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From the controversies to his Top Gear stunts...

A collection of letters written by Dr Harvey Hawley Crippen are to be auctioned off

Dr Crippen: Letters written by notorious killer as he awaited execution to be auctioned off

Crippen was hanged in 1910 after poisoning and dismembering his wife and hiding her remains under the cellar floor

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto was selected to represent her nation last week

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto faces criticism for being 'not Japanese enough'

Ms Miyamoto has a Japanese mother and an African-American father

Disgraced Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson says he hasn't heard 'a sausage' about BBC Top Gear investigation result

Conclusions of inquiry were expected to be handed to Tony Hall today

Author J.K. Rowling attends photocall ahead of her reading from 'The Casual Vacancy' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 27, 2012 in London, England.

JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay

It is not the first time the author has defended Dumbledore's sexuality

Denis Coe: Labour MP who went on to found British Youth Opera and the National Bureau for Handicapped Students

Denis first came to public attention in 1943 when he was awarded the Scout Silver Cross for Gallantry after he rescued an eight-year-old girl from drowning off Whitley Bay

Hare Duke: one of the first clerics to speak in favour of women priests

Rt Rev Michael Hare Duke: Admired Episcopal bishop unafraid of the controversy caused by his views on social and theological issues

He infuriated ecclesiastical opponents as one of the earliest clerics to give vent to the idea of women priests

Left Banke, with Brown third from right, rear; he left the band after their second album

Michael Brown: Keyboard player who wrote 'Walk Away Renee', a tale of unrequited love, for his group Left Banke when he was 16 years old

Bassi guitarist Tom Finn described Brown as "a mad genius and consequently hard to work with... like Brian Wilson, but more extreme"

Janice Atkinson as the MEP has been expelled by Ukip for bringing the party into disrepute over claims about inflated expenses, a party spokesman said.

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson expelled from party over expenses allegations

Atkinson was expelled following allegations about expenses

Gowers receives his 1983 Bafta award from Anita Harris

Patrick Gowers: Award-winning composer best-known for his TV scores for 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Smiley's People'

Gowers could equally well have tackled higher mathematics or advanced physics

Lee campaigning in 1955; he began as a Marxist, but later filled his prisons with them

Lee Kuan Yew: Leader of Singapore who brought wealth and stability to the new state at the cost of personal freedoms

With unlimited powers of detention and a powerful and brutal security apparatus, Lee found it easy to maintain a disciplined society

Actor Vin Diesel attends the premiere of Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' at the Dolby Theatre on July 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Vin Diesel names baby after Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker

Paul walker died in a car crash in 2013

Clarke Carlisle is recovering after stepping into an oncoming lorry in December

Clarke Carlisle pleads guilty to drink-driving offence after recovering from coma

Carlisle said suicide attempt made him realise he has been 'incredibly unwell'

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

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Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own