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A bitter dispute between three “brothers” over who should gain a £70,000 inheritance after a couple mistakenly signed each other’s wills was brought before the Supreme Court today.

The right-to-buy revolutionaries: How the era-defining scheme changed homeowners' lives

Thirty years since the launch of Margaret Thatcher's controversial housing policy, it still divides Britain's housing estates.

Simon Hughes: The party animal with a taste for grass roots

As the Lib Dems head for Liverpool for their first conference while actually in power, their deputy leader urges restraint, in a radical sort of way

Boxing: Haye to fight Harrison in November

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye announced his next title defence against Audley Harrison today before lashing out at his bitter rival with a string of insults.

Promoter 'was executed in drugs dispute'

A nightclub promoter was executed in the street because his drug dealing friends were muscling in on someone else's patch, police said today.

Lib Dems must retain identity in Tory partnership, says Hughes

Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrats' new deputy leader, said yesterday that his party must be "equal partners" in the coalition Government even though the Conservatives have more than five times as many MPs.

Lucy Wright:'I want people to know I'm not a scumbag'

Lucy is wanted by Argentina for trying to smuggle drugs. How did an average middle-class woman get herself into this mess?

Hughes named Lib Dem deputy leader after vote

Simon Hughes has become deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Philip Hensher: It was secrecy, not privacy, that Laws wanted

There are notoriously no ethnic minority Liberal Democrat MPs, and only one serving peer

Simon Hughes launches Lib Dem deputy bid

Simon Hughes today launched his bid to become deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, with the backing of outgoing deputy and Business Secretary Vince Cable.

My Name Is Daphne Fairfax, By Arthur Smith

This droll and wise comedian's testament almost ends with a joke-free bout of acute necrotising pancreatisis (like "a mad rodent inside me").

Simon Hughes: The Liberal Democrat party is stronger than ever

Our legislature must change from an ornate shed, hosting combat between two unrepresentative tribes, to a political forum reflecting the diversity of modern Britain

Man jailed for stabbing stranger to death

A man was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years today for stabbing a stranger to death in a fit of anger.

Father 'stabbed to death at end of night out' in London

A young father was stabbed to death as he waited for his partner at the end of a night out, the Old Bailey heard today.

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