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Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public

How I helped bring television history to an inglorious end

As the 'Big Brother' door opens for the last time, former housemate Jon Tickle spills the beans

Big Brother fans must pay for 24-hour online streaming

Big Brother bosses announced today that a live internet feed is to return for fans - but at a cost.

Jack Tweed tells of suicidal thoughts after rape arrest

Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed said today he contemplated suicide after being arrested on rape charges, for which he was later cleared.

Katy Guest: Talk about me behind my back, but make it good

When the 11-year Big Brother phenomenon finally limps to an end this summer, it will have left us with several abiding legacies. Some of these are positive, such as the knowledge that we can always vote for the underdog/outsider/weirdo and really wind up the Daily Mail.

Jack Tweed cleared of raping student

Jack Tweed, widower of reality television star Jade Goody, walked free from court today after he was found not guilty of raping a student.

Rape accused Jack Tweed 'unaware friend was in room'



Jack Tweed today told the jury trying him for rape that he had no idea his friend was in the room watching until he knelt on the bed and started having sex with the same woman.

Jack Tweed friend claimed woman 'did not protest'

The man accused of raping a teenager at the same time as Jack Tweed told police she "did not protest" so he stayed to see if he could join in.

Student 'became withdrawn after Jack Tweed rape'

The 20-year-old student allegedly raped by Jade Goody's widower went from being a bubbly, active teenager to a vulnerable young woman who only feels safe in the comfort of her own home after the attack, a court heard today.

Student 'frozen with fear during Jack Tweed rape'

A 20-year-old student today described how her body went in to "complete lockdown" when she was allegedly raped by the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody and his friend.

Great Works: Christ Pantocrator (circa 1150), Anon

Cefalu Cathedral, Sicily

Jade Goody's children to visit grave on Mother's Day

Jade Goody's children have not stopped talking about their mother since the day she died, their father Jeff Brazier said

Big Brother auditions: The exhibitionists' exhibitionists

A Slice of Britain: It is their last chance. The final series of 'Big Brother' is casting, and so the Britons who are most desperate for fame – and least encumbered by inhibition – queue through the night for auditions and their turn to out-humiliate everyone else

C4 sends the cameras in to Notting Hill to explore unknown reality show territory

David Cameron's London neighbourhood of Notting Hill is to be the setting for a long-running observational television series that Channel 4 hopes will fill the void left by the departure from its schedules of Big Brother.

How We Met: Lisa Butcher & Dr Linda Papadopoulos

'She keeps trying to find me a date, but... her judgement can be questionable'
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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?