News Robert Vick before he decided to brave the cold

The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.

Missing three-year-old found

A three-year-old boy sparked a major scare this afternoon after he went missing while out with his mother. But he was found safe and well three hours later after climbing on a bus to Bolton.

Album: Clinic, Do It! (Domino)

Few bands are either as prolific or as eclectic as Liverpool’s masked marauders Clinic, whose fifth album DoIt! features much the same uncategorisable mix of influences as their first.

Preview: The Elixir Of Love, Grand Theatre, Lancaster

Historic house plays host to a labour of love

Beckett predicts Basra handover by the spring

Britain could complete the handover of southern Iraq to the country's security forces by next spring, Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, said yesterday.

Blair tells beleaguered Prescott: 'We leave office at the same time'

Tony Blair has privately told John Prescott that they are "linked" and will go together when the Prime Minister decides to step down.

Alex Zane: My Life in Media

'I've been punched and knocked to the ground by a crazy Russian; I've seen a man bury himself alive; and - weirder than weird - I've interviewed Tom Cruise'

Insurgents step up violence in Afghanistan

More than 20 people have been killed in fresh clashes in Afghanistan, and a human rights group reported yesterday that about 34 civilians died earlier this week in a US air strike on a southern village - double the official toll.

Allardyce's hope for England undermined by dull derby

Bolton Wanderers 0 Blackburn Rovers 0

Truth: A Guide For The Perplexed, by Simon Blackburn

Win some, lose some - you know it's the truth

Aston Villa 1 Blackburn Rovers 0

Villans hero Baros downs mild Rovers

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Move north puts Balshaw batteries on recharge

Jon Callard reckons Iain Balshaw is a changed man - and Callard should know. He was the England full-back's coach at Bath when he first stormed the Six Nations stage, and since last summer, as coach of Leeds, has been overseeing the Blackburn-born player's return to the top flight.

Football: Tudgay strike shows Derby strength through adversity

Brighton & Hove Albion 2 McCammon 14, 60 Derby County 3 Bisgaard 13, Tudgay 43, 72 Half-time: 1-2 Attendance: 6,587
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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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China's influence on fashion

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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

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Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

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