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Home Secretary Theresa May has been blamed as second child abuse inquiry head steps down

Theresa May accused of “appalling incompetence” over Fiona Woolf affair

Home Secretary blamed as second child abuse inquiry head steps down

Police motorcyclists are already used to escort Royals

Cameron brings back motorcycle outriders after review of security

PM reverses policy on escort after security breach in Leeds earlier this week

Rome’s Mare Nostrum mission has saved 150,000 people fleeing poverty and warzones in Africa in the past 12 months

Amnesty bemoans ‘dark day for UK’s moral standing’ over Med refugees

The end of Italy’s rescue effort for Mediterranean migrants could see a new humanitarian crisis

Students aim to raise £6m to buy a castle for asylum seekers

Activists want to crowfund the purchase of Dall Estate

Sir James Munby released a damning judgment castigating the “state”

Judge attacks legal aid cuts as couple fight to keep their son

One of Britain’s most senior judges has launched a withering attack on cuts to legal aid after a couple with learning disabilities was not provided with a lawyer to fight the forced adoption of their two-year-old son.

Labour Party candidate Alan Billings after winning the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner election

Comfortable Labour win in South Yorkshire takes heat off Miliband

Labour beat Ukip in Police Commissioner election

Claudia Schiffer and husband Matthew Vaughn at Chequers in 2010

David Cameron dined with Claudia Schiffer (and her husband) at Chequers

Cabinet Office records show PM's entertaining

Atos regularly came under fire over its assessments

Senior Atos executive finds new role at the American company taking over disability benefit

Anger over links between Atos and new disability agency

Dalyell acquits Blair on devolution

Tony Blair warns Ed Miliband not 'to chase nasty Ukip policies' by curbing immigration

The former Prime Minister says that ending immigration would be a "disaster for this country"

Ed Miliband will promise to get 'Britain building again'

Ed Miliband: 'No photo opps' Labour leader takes biggest photo opp of the year thus far

The Labour leader all but declared his days in front of the lens dead in July after he failed to elegantly tackle a bacon sandwich on a tour of the midlands

David Cameron hosted dinner with Claudia Schiffer at Chequers and served lunch to the Queen, official records show

Other guests at Chequers include director Richard Curtis, Marks and Spencer CEO Marc Bolland and former MI5 head Baroness Manningham-Buller

Lord Adonis quizzes passengers after boarding the N29 night bus

Miliband pledges London-style regulated bus service across England

Local government to be allowed to set fares and routes

Britain less meritocratic than continental European countries, study finds

Researchers warn that unpaid internships could make the problem even worse

A Cuban flag hangs from a building in the country's capital Havana

British government praises Cuba for its work fighting Ebola

The United States continues to impose a trade embargo on the island

1915: A wounded British soldier is stretchered back to camp past a carnage-strewn trench, during the World War I

Britain to repay £2bn First World War debt

The Treasury is set to repay a first £218m tranche of the money in February

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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning

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Russia Today’s new UK channel began broadcasting yesterday. Discussions so far have included why Britons see Russia as ‘the bad guy’
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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

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Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes