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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.

Jemima Lewis: The royalism that dare not speak its name

The truth is, I would love to have a street party: in a different age I might even have organised one myself

Sports letters: Cup cheek

Cup cheek

Jubilee extension misses another deadline

THE HIGH-PROFILE and much-delayed Jubilee Line extension (JLE) from central London to the Millennium Dome has missed yet another deadline.

SOMEONE ELSE'S RIVER (after Andrew Motion)

In a specially commissioned poem, the Independent on Sunday's poet takes up the plight of the walker on the Thames Path.

Racing: Lover may spoil Lovelock's day

THE NINE-RUNNER Sunley Handicap (Class D) at Sandown today is, on the face of it, a dreary little contest which will change nothing. For the connections that may be true, but for John Lovelock of Bermondsey it might alter a lot. It could change his life.

Racing: Millennium makes all in the mud

IT WAS a performance marked by splashes of terrain and splashes of brilliance. Dubai Millennium won the rainsoaked Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville yesterday in the manner of a rather talented horse. The world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup, is now the shining target on his horizon.

Kennedy to scrap poll for deputy

CHARLES KENNEDY will order a radical overhaul of the Liberal Democrats and appoint his deputy if he wins the leadership contest today. The MP for Skye, Ross and Inverness West,tipped to win the close contest against his main challenger Simon Hughes, will also call for a rethink of the role of the party's MPs.

Politics: Hughes aims to benefit from Kennedy wobble

SIMON HUGHES will try to seize the initiative in the race to become the next Liberal Democrat leader by attacking Charles Kennedy's plans for closer links with Labour.

Politics: Name-dropping no match for sophistication and passion

THE LIBERAL Democrats have always been aware of their grass roots. That's why they give each of the 90,000 members a vote in every matter - and why the members, in turn, feel so strongly about the party.

THE SITTER'S TALE: Zandra Rhodes

New faces at the National Portrait Gallery: how the designer's sculpture emerged from the flames

Taxi has that Tory in front of its cab

IT IS the perfect acquisition for the billionaire who has everything. When the Conservative Party treasurer, Michael Ashcroft, took delivery of his new London taxi earlier this month, he joined an elite group of devotees.

Obituary: The Right Rev James Adams

JAMES ADAMS was a gifted pastor and priest, who as Rector of Wan- stead, Archdeacon of West Ham and Bishop of Barking was a much-valued friend of many outside and inside the churches.
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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
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Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
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Make the most of British tomatoes

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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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