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BB creams can work wonders on lacklustre, uneven skin. We round up the best complexion-enhancing creams

Merivel: a man of his time, By Rose Tremain

This sequel revisits the rackety life of a 17th-century physician who can teach us new tricks

Canvas opinion: David Price says Olympians are taking a risk by participating in the new World Series of Boxing

Boxing: Price tells Olympic stars to use spending power

It is exactly eight weeks since Britain's weekend of glory in the Olympic boxing ring. Time enough for the fistful of fighters who departed the ExCeL with medals draped around their necks to cash them in for the brighter lights and supposedly bigger paydays awaiting them in the professional game. But so far none has put pen to contract, and maybe some never will.

More middle-aged people are dying from drug misuse

Drug addicts are getting older and more over-40s are dying, health officials have said.

Politicians must confront tricky issues such as health charges

Quite suddenly the debate about fiscal policy in Britain has become serious. Ever since the financial crisis broke most of the discussion here has been about how much more money the Government should borrow or the rate at which it should get back to balance.

A pub landlord battles with River Ouse floodwater in York this week

Now climate experts warn that every house in the country is at risk of flooding

Sheer volume of rain is overwhelming communities previously considered immune. Jonathan Brown reports

Robert Smith of The Cure performs during day 2 of Leeds Festival at Bramham Park

First Night: Reading and Leeds festivals

Same old Reading list, but still a rite of passage

DJ Taylor: Trend alert! Old is the new young

Or maybe I'm just getting on a bit. Trend alert 2! Ignorance is the new innocence ‑ everyone's claiming the Murdoch Defence nowadays

Boosting immigration would be controversial, as the government has pledged to reduce the annual figure to tens of thousands by 2015

Bring in migrants to cut billions from deficit, says Osborne's watchdog

OBR figures sound alarm on plans for drastic limits to immigration

Government needs to find £50bn of extra spending cuts, says OBR

The Government will be told by its official forecaster tomorrow that it needs to find up to £50 billion of further spending cuts or tax rises by 2061 to keep a lid on public debts.

Last night's viewing: When I Get Older, BBC1
River Cottage: Three Go Mad, Channel 4

When I Get Older began with the strenuous creation of ersatz jeopardy

Guy attracted European fans with her Riverside readings in the 1980s

Rosa Guy: Writer who shone a light on Harlem's poorest youth

With others like Maya Angelou she stormed the UN and shouted down the US ambassador

The secret of how to live longer? Eat 40 per cent less, claim scientists

A group of scientists is developing a treatment to combat the "disease" of ageing. They aim to keep people younger for longer by studying fruit flies, which share 60 per cent of human genes and age in remarkably similar ways.

Exhibition of the Week: Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, Tate Liverpool

Mix and match has become quite the thing for museum. Turner has been placed alongside Claude and Whistler; Monet alongside Turner; Cy Twombly, the American abstract artist, with Poussin. Tate Liverpool combines all three.

Contestants of Israel's first 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'

Survivors' pageant is criticised

Fourteen women who survived the horrors of the Second World War have paraded in a pageant, vying for the honour of being crowned Israel's first "Miss Holocaust Survivor". The winner of the controversial event was Chava Hershkovitz, far right.

Plan to save social care system is delayed

Long-awaited moves to overhaul the social care system face yet more delays amid fresh signs of government alarm over their potential cost.

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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
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain