Arts and Entertainment All for one and one for all: Porthos, d'Artagnan, Athos and Aramis in the new BBC production

Peter Capaldi as the villain is patently over-qualified

The number of people sleeping rough in London has risen by 13 per cent in the last year

Sudden rise in homelessness blamed on housing shortage and the 'bedroom tax'

Homeless charities raise the alarm after rough sleepers rise by 13 per cent in London this year, and six per cent across the country

Martyrs? Guest-house owners who turned away gay couple on ‘religious’ grounds are nothing of the kind

The Supreme Court ruling is a reminder that we have - mercifully - moved on from the Middle Ages

My boarding school was awful, and it still is

I went back to my old school on Saturday. My boy's school was playing rugby there and I'm an enthusiastic observer of him being trampled upon and kicked by other children – I think my old school called it character-building. I turned down the familiar road and the memories came flooding back.

Is Tunisia good to visit in autumn... and just how safe is it for tourists?

Q. I'm thinking of booking a late deal to Tunisia. Is October a good time to go? Should we choose all-inclusive or bed-and-breakfast? And is it safe to holiday there? Katherine Stephens

Evelyn Kozak: The world's oldest Jewish person

The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism, died at the age of 113 on 10 June the day after suffering a heart attack. She was also the world's seventh-oldest person. The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa of Japan, is 115; her compatriot, Jiroemon Kimura, died at the age of 116 two days after Kozak.

Maggie Steed as Meg in The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

Theatre review: The Birthday Party, Manchester Royal Exchange

An evening spent inhabiting Harold Pinter’s tensely disconcerting world is never going to be a sunlit stroll through the daisies.

Three men arrested after Oxford guest house raided in child sex abuse investigation

Police investigating the sexual abuse of children in Oxford have arrested three men after raiding a guest house used regularly by a paedophile ring operating in the city.

According to research the UK has spent almost £2bn in temporary housing for homeless families over the past four years

‘Travelodge families’: The new face of the housing crisis

Benefit changes, rising private rents, and depleted social housing all force councils to spend billions at Travelodge and Premier Inn in stop-gap measures to help evicted families

Elm Guest House owner Carole Kasir in 1983

Abuse victims 'trafficked abroad'

Seventies paedophile ring in Barnes extended to Amsterdam, say two men who claim they were abused in brothels

Yorkshire golf and spa resort Rudding Park trumps 5-star palaces as it is voted fourth best hotel in the world

The Harrogate-based establishment  is the number one hotel in the UK and the second top hotel in Europe according to TripAdvisor

Nick Griffin revealed his address on a Buckingham Palace press pack in 2010 and the picture has resurfaced on social media websites

Nick Griffin’s home address shared on Facebook after BNP leader’s tweets address of gay couple who won landmark discrimination trial and calls for 'a bit of drama' outside their home

Nick Griffin’s home address has been shared on Facebook less than a week after the BNP leader tweeted the address of a gay couple at the centre of a landmark discrimination trial and called for “a bit of drama” outside their home.

Griffin probed for tweeting address of gay B&B couple

Police launched an investigation into Nick Griffin last night after the BNP leader published the address of a gay couple on Twitter and urged activists to demonstrate outside their home.

Griffin described the couple and the judge as a 'nasty bunch of bigots'

Police investigate Griffin after BNP leader reveals gay couple's address

Police launched an investigation into Nick Griffin last night after the BNP leader published the address of a gay couple on Twitter and urged activists to demonstrate outside their home.

Should the law try and correct society's prejudices?

While the 2010 Equality Act seems to be discouraging prejudice, it has also come under attack for limiting freedom

Gay couple Michael Black and John Morgan win B&B battle

A gay couple have won their legal case against the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation who refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views, according to human rights pressure group Liberty.

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'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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The man who hunts giants

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