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Culture Club reunion tour off as Boy George told by doctors not to sing

A specialist has told the singer he may need an operation

Jessica Ennis-Hill has warned she will withdraw her name from the stands at Sheffield Unity if convicted rapist Ched Evans is re-signed

Ched Evans: Jessica Ennis-Hill 'will remove her name from Sheffield United stand' if footballer is re-signed

Her comments come after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he didn't think Evans should be allowed back to the club

Dr Matt Taylor who been causing a stir with his unorthodox appearance.

Rosetta Mission: Dr Matt Taylor is 'brilliant' but can't park his car, his family reveals

Dr Taylor was part of the team which launched a probe onto a comet for the first time

Rolt takes the tiller at the Market Harborough Festival and Rally of Boats in 1950

Sonia Rolt: Grande dame of Britain's canals who worked tirelessly conserving waterways and the nation's industrial heritage

The continued existence and ever-improving condition of Britain's canal network owes a considerable debt to the tireless campaigning undertaken by Sonia Rolt and her husband Tom since the mid-1940s, when they established the Inland Waterways Association.

Michael Cashman, the former actor, is Labour’s special envoy for LGBT people

Labour peer Michael Cashman, known for first gay kiss on British television, tops Rainbow List

The Labour peer Michael Cashman has topped The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List, which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The annual chart, formerly known as the Pink List, features Britain’s 101 most influential LGBT people, including politicians, commentators, campaigners, actors and musicians.

Jesus 'married Mary Magdalene and had children', according to ancient manuscript

A new book claims the Jesus fathered two children and married

Brooklyn Beckham pictured in an LA Galaxy shirt

Brooklyn Beckham 'signs for Arsenal' on short-term deal after impressing on trial

David Beckham's eldest reportedly given a short-term contract with the Premier League side

Rainbow List 2014: Introducing our annual celebration of the lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people who make a real difference

The result honours those who have long and brave histories of standing up for equal rights, as well as youngsters whose openness in the past year shows children (and adults) that who they are and whom they love need not be a barrier to success in any walk of life
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Jo Pavey: A winner for Britain, but a loser in the race for funds

The athletics star is philosophical about not getting lottery backing for the Rio Olympics in 2016

Macaulay Culkin death hoax: Rumours about former child star confirmed as false

Culkin is still the lead singer of a comedy band called Pizza Underground

Calvin Harris claimed the top spot in this week's single charts

Calvin Harris quits MTV EMAs appearance over 'heart problems'

The Scottish DJ has backed out the MTV EMAs due to illness

Dappy hides behind an umbrella as he prepares to hear his sentence

Video: The former N-Dubz singer could be jailed after he carried out a nightclub attack while serving a suspended sentence

Through a glass darkly: Jamie Dornan in ‘The Fall’

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan: Playing The Fall's serial killer left me scarred

Dornan stars in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in the new year. Before that, he returns as a misogynistic murderer in the controversial drama 'The Fall' on BBC2. He tells Gerard Gilbert how the role has transformed his life
Barnett on his way to a Cabinet meeting in 1976; the Prime Minister had made him a full member

Lord Barnett: Politician who created the notorious Barnett formula although he intended it to be only an interim measure

The problem for a Chief Secretary to the Treasury is that he or she is concerned with anything to do with money, and virtually everything in government deals with money. If a Chief Secretary is to do the job properly there is no substitute for reading through a great volume of paper work. When dealing with detailed and complex financial problems affecting everything from nuclear power stations to housing, the method should be to read carefully through the papers and extract the information, preferably on one side of a single piece of paper. No Chief Secretary was ever more adept at doing this than Joel Barnett.

Bilk in 1962

Acker Bilk: Clarinettist and bandleader who became best known for his sweetly melancholic 'Stranger on the Shore'

There are performers who are best known for something which is not representative of their principal work – Don McLean's "American Pie", Lita Roza's "Doggie In The Window", Chuck Berry's "My Ding A Ling", Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" are examples – as is Acker Bilk's "Stranger On The Shore". Throughout his career, Bilk ran a successful mainstream jazz band, but his biggest sales in terms of both albums and singles came when he recorded lush instrumentals with string orchestras. Nevertheless, he would always include "Stranger On The Shore" in his concerts, although he would call it "Strangler On The Floor" and tell audiences it was his old-age pension.

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
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Escape to Moominland

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