Keighley go up after resisting Oldham

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Secrets and lies: Martin Sixsmith on the trail of a boy ripped from his mother

The truth is important to the former BBC news reporter and government press secretary Martin Sixsmith. Luckily, he didn't need to dress up the remarkable true story told in his latest book...

DVD: In The Loop (15)

It's the film that brought the phrase "Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult," into the national consciousness.

'Beast' revels in taming of red giant at Turf Moor

Brian Jensen – "The Beast" to Burnley fans – is a cult hero at Turf Moor but the Danish goalkeeper who saved Michael Carrick's penalty on Wednesday night is also a Manchester United fan.

Armando Iannucci: 'I don't despise politicans'

The creator of 'In the Loop' and 'The Thick of It' is one of the funniest men in Britain. Is he also one of the angriest?

John Rentoul: What role did Alastair Campbell play in the Iraq war?

The Mail today also provides a chance to recycle one of my favourite cartoons that I have never seen. It asks, under the ludicrous heading of "Analysis":

Bruce Anderson: A valid Iraq inquiry needs answers from the Americans

Tony Blair could not admit his real – and praiseworthy – motive: regime change

John Rentoul: Alastair Campbell has a go at Ed Balls

And quite right too. On his blog the advocate of Message Discipline takes issue with the shadow Chancellor's appearance on TV yesterday morning, in which he expressed his "personal" view was that the Iraq inquiry should have been more open than the one announced by Gordon Brown

Mark Steel: Why not hold all trials in private?

They'd have put Cherie Blair on the inquiry, only she'd have charged a fee

John Rentoul: Mono-Frenzy Syndrome

Alastair Campbell, terrific blogger and right about nearly everything, asks a question today, the day on which I received my Government leaflet on swine 'flu. "Is it not strange how, with more media space than ever, the press and broadcasters appear unable to manage more than one frenzy at a time?"

Cameron: This will be the new age of austerity

As Brown enters the twilight zone, Labour is mired in angry recriminations

Labour investigates vote-rigging claims

Enquiry launched as Blair ally's daughter battles to be chosen to fight safe seat

In The Loop (15)

Satire you can swear by

Christina Patterson: The day I applauded Alastair Campbell

While politics is flawed, it’s the only process for changing our society we’ve got
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

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

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

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
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us