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Waterproofing your wardrobe with practical, yet luxurious, purchases is a wise investment, says Emma Akbareian

Toploader, Water Rats, London

There was an avid discussion beforehand about whether time would have altered one of Toploader's most important features: Joseph Washbourn's hair. That crazy blond barnet; would time have cropped it short? Had maturity cut those curly locks? There's a collective ripple of relief as the band appear on stage – mop intact. Toploader are back.

Ronnie Biggs in hospital

Emergency services were called to the great train robber's nursing home in north London.

Teacher 'urged pupils to skip class'

A teacher has been suspended after an allegation that she encouraged her pupils to skip school to take part in protests against education cuts and rising tuition fees.

Beginning of the end for lollipop men and women

A familiar face seen come rain, shine or snow will be missing from outside the gates of hundreds of schools in the new year.

Cinderella, Sadler's Wells, London

Matthew Bourne's wartime rewrite is visually stunning

Moore's late double leaves Dons merry

Two goals from Sammy Moore cruelly denied impoverished Ebbsfleet United £90,000 for reaching the second round of the FA Cup as AFC Wimbledon won 3-2 after extra time in their replay at Stonebridge Road last night.

Builder in court after teenager shot dead

A builder today appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager shot dead on an estate.

7/7 tube driver asked for phones as radio failed

A Tube driver asked passengers if their mobile phones were working when his radio failed after his train was struck by one of the July 7 bombers, it emerged today.

Britain stares into the abyss again as household confidence plummets

PM will seek to reassure the CBI conference today as economists predict double dip and house-price fall. Sean O'Grady reports

Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq killed in London

A prominent Pakistani politician was killed outside his London home last night.

Bees seek the land of milk and honey

Barnet are desperate to leave Underhill far behind but poor attendances will not help to lift them off rock bottom

Kosovan in court over fatal shootings

A Kosovan man will appear in court today charged with shooting two men dead and wounding another.

Three cleared over teenager 'revenge' killing

Two men and a youth were cleared today of shooting a teenager in the head in a revenge attack.

Jarrett strike helps Bees save Hive

Barnet 1 Rochdale 0

Fans turn nasty on Grimsby's grimmest day

Burton Albion 3 Grimsby Town 0
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn