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Murder is a boring subject There are only certain ways people can kill and it's not very interesting to write about. With my crime novels, I'm not interested in whodunit, but whydunit: most murders are committed within the family, or from within the neighbourhood; very rarely are the police left baffled.

Gregory Porter learnt about his father’s voice at his funeral

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Chuka Umunna was elected MP for Streatham in 2010

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David Haines was 44 and had two children. He used his military experience from 12 years in the Royal Air Force to support various humanitarian missions throughout Syria, Libya, Sudan and the Balkans

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Every time I'm on stage I feel that I'm making the case for the theatre [Callow has appeared in more than 40 different stage productions over his 40-year stage career]. The theatre is an incredibly precious place; it's a chance to convince people that it's a life-changing and necessary experience filled with extraordinary emotions; it's an aesthetic version of the National Health Service, giving people new life, hope and energy.

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