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Barrymore held on drink and drugs charges after car accident

Entertainer Michael Barrymore has been charged with possession of cocaine and being drunk and disorderly after an early morning car collision.

Sir Alex Ferguson reacts furiously to Newcastle’s penalty award

Ferguson to escape more punishment for bad day

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British archetypes go through the emotions of the immigration question...but we already know what happens next

Jamie Oliver campaigned for better school meals six years ago

Oliver slams Gove for junking healthy school dinners

Flagship academy schools to be exempt from nutritional rules set up after chef's campaign

Natural ebullience: True on stage in 1976

Andrea True: Disco diva of 'More, More, More' fame

One of the most infectious, memorable, suggestive records of 1976, "More, More, More" allowed its singer, Andrea True, to make the transition from the adult films she had become infamous for and reinvent herself as a disco diva.

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Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley step down from Daybreak

Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley are being dropped from ITV1's Daybreak, it was finally confirmed today.

Russian newsreader fired for rude gesture

A newsreader who became an internet sensation after footage surfaced of her "giving the finger" to US President Barack Obama live on air has been dismissed.

Dickensian rags to riches: Lee Evans

Comedy: Ungagged comics

For publishers, the big comedy Christmas book is central to the festive season – as familiar as cold turkey or an unwelcome visit from an annoying relative. Trouble is, most publishers are pretty useless at predicting smash hits.

A Christmas tailspin for Aukland helicopter

A helicopter installing a seven-storey-high Christmas tree on Auckland's waterfront crashed after hitting cables, but amazingly the pilot escaped serious injury.

Last Night's Viewing: The Café Sky1</br> Your Money and How They Spend It, BBC2

Ralf Little and Michelle Terry's new comedy for Sky, The Café, is one of those sitcoms that despises the belly laugh and the punchline.

Helicopter pilot survives horror crash

A helicopter helping to install a Christmas tree crashed in dramatic fashion, but the pilot amazingly escaped serious injury.

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Mickey Arthur was formerly in charge at Western Australia

Australia bring in Arthur as first foreign coach

South African Mickey Arthur was yesterday appointed as Australia's first-ever foreign coach. The 43-year-old succeeds Tim Nielsen, and has signed a four-year deal that runs until the end of the 2015 World Cup.

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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

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Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
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Finally, a diet that works

Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
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