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The Churchill Prize is a £6,000 prize to cement Winston Churchill's legacy

Winston Churchill's grandson: The wartime leader was a founding father of the EU

Sir Nicholas Soames is today launching The Churchill Prize, a £6,000 prize to cement his grandfather's legacy as a founding father of the European Union

Winston Churchill died 50 years ago on 24 January 1965
Lord Brittan has long been at the centre of rumours that dated back before 1984

Lord Brittan dies: His final months were marred by smears and innuendo – but no charges that would stick

In the hysteria that surrounds the alleged VIP child abuse scandal, one name was never far away

Blogger Christina Annesley, 23, died on holiday

Former Ukip youth leader dies in Thailand

Libertarian ‘free spirit’ found by resort staff after seeking treatment for chest infection

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Scotland's human panda David Mundell loses on pedantry

Rarely has London felt so provincial – Thessaloniki to Edinburgh’s Athens of the North. While the panoply of Anglo-Scottish power – First Minister, Prime Minister, Secretary of State – was cavorting round Holyrood, the Commons made do with a sparsely attended, 40-minute statement.

Leon Brittan arrives wife Diana for the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher

Remembering Leon Brittan: An 'inspiring leader' who helped to shape the EU

As Home Secretary under Margaret Thatcher, Brittan was at one time even talked about as a possible future Tory leader

Cameron has been accused of trying to torpedo the TV clashes

Broadcasters call David Cameron's bluff as they invite the Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru to join TV election debates

Cameron has been accused of trying to torpedo the clashes after refusing to debate Nigel Farage unless the Greens’ leader Natalie Bennett was included

Andy McSmith's Diary: Who said politics was all about the money? White Dee

White Dee, heroine of the Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street, has been advised by her agent to shun politics. If the bookies are correct, she has a better chance than any other challenger of unseating the incumbent Labour MP Shabana Mahmood in Birmingham Ladywood where she lives, but her manager, Barry Tomes, thinks she should forget it. He has advised his client, whose real name is Deirdre Kelly, that she can make more money by being a media personality. She is thought to have been paid £100,000 for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.

Boris Johnson attempted to intervene in the incident

Wary of London terror threat, Boris Johnson arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan to see fight against Isis

Officials claim Johnson is keen to see first hand the efforts being made to combat the extremist group

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, left, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, centre, and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Woodand

Green Party, SNP, and Plaid Cymru set to join seven-way TV leaders’ debates

The new plans come after widespread argument over who should be included in the televised clashes

The Prime Minister said he expected others to keep arguing for more powers for the Scottish Parliament but, as far as he was concerned, today’s settlement represented the final stage on Scotland’s devolution journey

David Cameron: No more devolution powers to Scotland after today's settlement

'This is the right resting place,' he declared, after championing the UK Government’s blueprint for more devolution, which he published today

Philip Hammond

Britain at 'very significant' risk of attack by Isis, Foreign Secretary warns

Philip Hammond reiterates that British troops will not become involved in ground fighting against the militants

The Scottish parliament in Edinburgh now has more devolved power

War of words breaks out over extra devolution

Income tax, VAT, Air Passenger Duty and welfare are all set to be partly devolved to the Scottish Government

Nigel Farage

Ukip culture spokesperson urges crackdown on speaking foreign languages in schools

Call comes as Ukip parliamentary candidates call for ban on the unemployed driving and a fightback against the "enforced atheisation" of Britain

London Mayor Boris Johnson also paid tribute

Boris Johnson reportedly pays 'outrageous' capital gains taxes to US authorities

Mayor of London previously claimed he had no intention of paying the taxes due from the sale of his Islington home

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste