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Maureen Lipman has said she may leave the country due to rising anti-Semitism

Maureen Lipman considering leaving the UK due to rise in anti-Semitism

The actress said she had thought about moving to New York or Israel

Pope Francis 'embraces transgender man in meeting at the Vatican' and tells him there is a place for him in the Church

The Vatican has neither confirmed nor denied the reported meeting

Laxman in front of a depiction of his most famous creation, The Common Man, in the check shirt

RK Laxman: Cartoonist whose 'Common Man' shone a light on the absurdities of Indian politics for more than half a century

The Common Man, a meek spectator to the shenanigans of  corrupt bureaucrats, spawned a television sitcom that ran for 200 episodes

Tangerine Dream's definitive line-up c. 1973, from the left: Christopher Franke, Peter Baumann and Froese

Edgar Froese : Leader of electronic band Tangerine Dream whose influence has been felt for more than four decades

Playing for Salvador Dali at his villa in Spain shaped Froese's subsequent outlook and determination to strive for uniqueness

Baxter in 2006; she created a range of soups in her kitchen

Ena Baxter: Cook and businesswoman whose inventiveness and energy helped make Baxters soups a global brand

The company won three royal warrants, from the Queen, the Queen Mother and Gustav VI, King of Sweden

Taylor Swift is heading to Norwich for Radio 1's Big Weekend

Taylor Swift’s Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, apparently by Lizard Squad

A user affiliated with Lizard Squad appeared to briefly gain control of the Taylor Swift account, which has 51.4 million followers, and also took over the singer's Instagram account

Tom DeLonge has announced his departure from Blink-182

Tom DeLonge leaves Blink-182 'indefinitely'

DeLonge has been a member of Blink-182 since 1992

Cumberbatch was speaking on US television when he made the comment (Getty)

Benedict Cumberbatch apologises after 'coloured actors' comment

'I feel the complete fool I am and while I am sorry to have offended people and to learn from my mistakes in such a public manner please be assured I have'

The Rev Libby Lane is all smiles after being ordained as the eighth Bishop of Stockport in a service at York Minster (AFP)

Party time as first female Church of England bishop makes history

The Rev Libby Lane has made history after being ordained as the eighth Bishop of Stockport in a service at York Minster

Wallenberg: he forced through mergers which saved the family firm

Peter Wallenberg: Businessman who overcame paternal opposition to lead one of Sweden's biggest companies with great success

He forced through a series of mergers including in 1999 the creation of AstraZeneca, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies

Roussos in 1976 with some of his gold and silver discs (and a gold cassette); he sold more than 60m records worldwide

Demis Roussos: Singer who began as a prog-rocker then achieved massive solo success with his brand of sunkissed easy listening

The haunting track 'The Four Horsemen' inspired the likes of Jon Anderson of Yes, Beck, Richard Ashcroft and Noel Gallagher

Lang at 20: she had been working making shirts for soldiers in the First World War

Ethel Lang: Shirtmaker and coalminer's daughter whose death at 114 made her the last Victorian in Britain

She lived independently until 105,  though had to stop dancing after breaking her hip in 1998

Russell Brand says he'd vote for Syriza

Greece elections: David Cameron warns of greater economic uncertainty across Europe - but Russell Brand says he'd vote for Syriza

Caroline Lucas, the Green MP, tweeted that 'hope has won' and said she was 'inspired by huge vote for Syriza'

The Soho Voices voiceover agency praised Lord Ashdown’s ‘calm, distinctive tones’

Lord Ashdown criticised for offering himself as a voiceover artist

Lord Ashdown said today his agents had suggested that he do a voice test after he recorded an audio version of his book

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, is the first African to run a global development agency

Winnie Byanyima interview: 'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss

The James Ashton Interview: The executive director of Oxfam International, was in Davos last week campaigning to close the huge gap between the world’s haves and have-nots

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
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Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Getting young people to vote

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