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Carol King-Eckersley tells of her 'double tragedy' after deciding to track down her only child, put up for adoption 45 years ago

Review: The Professor of Truth, By James Robertson. Hamish Hamilton, £16.99

Twenty-one years ago, Alan Tealing’s wife and daughter were killed in the bombing of a transatlantic flight over Scotland. Tealing, a lecturer in English literature at a Scottish university, has dedicated the years since to “The Case” – “the gathering and sifting of information, the analysis of so-called facts and challenging of so-called evidence”.

James Robertson deserves praise for stepping up to the plate

Review: The Professor of Truth, By James Robertson

As the 25th anniversary approaches, James Robertson is the first British novelist to tackle the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist outrage

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, 59, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner which claimed 270 lives.

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dead

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has died in Tripoli, his brother said today.

Lockerbie bomber in hospital

The Lockerbie bomber has been admitted to hospital for a blood transfusion, it was reported last night.

Leading article: Justice should be open to public view

The court is the power of the state at work. As such, it must be open to scrutiny
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi flies home to Tripoli

Minster pressed on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi claims

Scotland's Justice Secretary is facing demands to make a statement to Holyrood after it was claimed he sent a message to the Lockerbie bomber that he should drop his appeal against conviction to smooth the way for his compassionate release.

Picture dated 22 December 1988 of the wreckage of the New-York-bound Pan Am Boeing 747 that exploded and crashed over Lockerbie, southwest Scotland, 21 December 1988.

Lockerbie police team increased

The police force investigating the Lockerbie bombing has increased the number of officers involved in the inquiry.

Scottish censors to edit Megrahi report

Plans for "open and transparent" publication of a report that questions the Lockerbie bomber's conviction took a hit after Scotland's Justice Department said it may have to accommodate data-protection law, European human rights and the concerns of UK and US intelligence agencies in a redacted version of the findings.

Britain and US accused of playing politics with Megrahi's condition

The British and US governments were last night accused of ignoring the law and engaging in "international politicking" over the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Lockerbie bomber found in Tripoli villa 'close to death'

The Lockerbie bomber has been tracked down to his villa in Tripoli, where he is apparently comatose and near death, CNN has reported.

Hague insists Libya will co-operate over Fletcher case

William Hague yesterday sought to play down concerns that the new Libyan government will refuse to hand over the man suspected of shooting WPC Yvonne Fletcher and the Lockerbie bomber.

Scottish officials 'trying to trace Megrahi'

The Scottish Justice Secretary said officials are trying to contact Libyan rebel leaders as part of efforts to track down the Lockerbie bomber.

Paul Wilkinson: Leading authority on international terrorism who survived an IRA attempt on his life

Professor Paul Wilkinson's lengthy career as one of Britain's foremost academics in the field of terrorism lasted from the 1970s heyday of IRA bombing to the recent shocking violence in Norway.

Fears voiced for Megrahi safety

A father who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie bombing said today he was concerned for the safety of the man convicted of the atrocity as he announced he was stepping down from frontline campaigning.

Three days to get out of the UK – Hague expels Libyan embassy staff

Rebel council recognised as 'sole governmental authority', with £91m of assets to be unfrozen

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea