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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.

Holmes: he established 10 basic types of British river, from fast-flowing mountain streams to silt-laden waterways

Doctor Nigel Holmes: Ecologist who led efforts to restore degraded rivers and formulated a scientific classification used across Europe

Nigel Holmes was a freelance conservationist who believed in getting things done. River restoration schemes across Britain have benefited from his expertise and knowledge. He was at the forefront of efforts to restore degraded rivers to a more natural state, both for the benefit of wildlife and to prevent flooding. He also provided a scientific classification of rivers that is used in Britain and across Europe.

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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.

Griff Rhys Jones to 'probably' quit UK over Labour mansion tax

He currently lives in a 'gigantic' house in Fitzrovia

Wayne Static dead: Metal musician, who fronted 90s band Static X, dies aged 48

Representatives of the musician, whose real name is Wayne Richard Wells, confirmed the news that he passed away on Saturday

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Sir Richard Branson: 'Humanity’s greatest achievements come out of our greatest pain'

The founder of Virgin Galactic made these comments following the crash of SpaceShipTwo during a test flight in the Mohave desert, resulting in the death of one of the pilots.

A top literary agent has compared online giant Amazon to Isis

'Amazon is an Isis-like distribution channel' says literary agent Andrew Wylie

He also called 50 Shades of Grey "one of the most embarrassing moments in western culture".

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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
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The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
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The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
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Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

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Rodgers fights for his reputation

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Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

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Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick