Arts and Entertainment Playing it by ear: Dan Skinner, Matt Berry, Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves in 'House of Fools'

Vic and Bob are back in BBC2's House of Fools. The duo explain why writing a sitcom was their biggest test yet

Gooseberry nectar

Makes about 6 glasses

Strawberry and sparkling wine jelly

Serves 4

Amid the helicopters and snipers, rural life continues on

A northern village has been living with the threat of a fugitive gunman for three days

The Manual of Detection, By Jedediah Berry

Jedediah Berry's first novel is a firecracker of an old-fashioned detective story, done steampunk style. The story centres on Charles Unwin, a quiet, methodical clerk whose job is to write up and file the reports of Travis Sivart, the dashing, cigar-smoking detective to whom he is assigned at "The Agency". Then Sivart disappears, Unwin is unexpectedly promoted to the detective's job, and when he goes to complain to the chief of staff that the promotion must be a mistake, he finds his boss dead in his chair with a mysterious record playing.

Jack Riley: OK GO release new video, a tired internet sighs

Stop motion animation and the music video has always felt like a marriage made in artistic heaven. Deliberately and endearingly homemade-looking videos have been around for a while (Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing and Oren Lavie’s Her Morning Elegance might well be the best recent examples), but if there’s going to be one surefire mainstream hit from the genre it’s OK GO’s latest effort.

Summer fruit fool

Serves 4-6

Deborah Ross: 'When Tim from 'MasterChef' is at the day job, is he thinking, 'I wish I were at home working on my redcurrant jus'?'

If you ask me which, in and of itself is kind of weird – don't you have anyone else to ask?; have you ever thought about making some friends of your own? – the most annoying thing about TV is how almost every factual entertainment programme now spends so long previewing what is coming up after the break and then, after the break, spends so long reviewing what came before the break that, caught in the pincer between what has happened and what will happen, almost nothing is ever actually happening right at this minute.

Murder suspect found dead

Police searching for the killer of a woman who was stabbed to death in Huddersfield yesterday found a man's body in a Manchester city centre car park.

Life Is More Beautiful Than Paradise By Khaled al-Berry trans Humphrey Davies

How martyrdom seduced an ordinary boy

'You can be beautiful and still be a feminist'

Girls’ school leader defends pupils who want to look attractive

Michael McCarthy: 'Tis the season for 'berry baskers'

Nature Notebook: Most splendid of the berry displays currently on view at Kew are the hollies of the half-mile long Holly Walk

Girls shouldn't expect to 'have it all' says school head

Girls' expectations that they can "have it all" may be overly ambitious and they should not feel guilty for taking time out of future careers to raise children, a leading headmistress said today.

Strawberry Hill forever

£9m scheme to restore the 'little Gothic castle' built by Horace Walpole with riches left to him by his father – Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert

Blueberry cheesecake

Serves 4
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence