McCarthy mulls debt

The board of retirement homes builder McCarthy & Stone will examine plans to pay off a big chunk of its debt this week.

Page 3 Profile: The Tweenies, children's TV stars

Oh, I love the Tweenies. What have they been up to?

Call to refurbish derelict homes

Thousands of derelict homes in the North of England should be refurbished to help kick-start the stalled economic recovery, an influential think-tank says.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is resisting the urge to bring in a centre-back this month

Roberto Martinez delighted with Wigan fringe players following victory over Bournemouth

Latics advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup

League Cup round-up: Donaldson lines up Chelsea showdown

Top scorer Clayton Donaldson earned Brentford a lucrative FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to west London neighbours Chelsea as his goal beat Southend 2-1 in their replay at Griffin Park tonight.

Franco Di Santo celebrates his side's goal

FA Cup replay: Bournemouth v Wigan match preview

A look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at the Goldsands Stadium

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez defends team selection for cup matches

Wigan's cup record has been poor in recent years

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez desperate for Wigan to end Fulham jinx

Latics travel to west London tomorrow

FA Cup fourth round draw: Cup holders Chelsea sent on the road once again

Chelsea will continue the defence of their trophy with a trip to lower league opposition after yesterday's fourth-round draw. Rafael Benitez's side will visit either League One Brentford or Southend, from a league below, at the end of the month, and after scoring 21 goals in four domestic cup ties so far this season, will be heavily favoured to progress to the last 16.

Mr Fripp at Stalag Luft III on the 65th anniversary of the Great Escape

Alfie Fripp, oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war, dies age 98

The oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war has died at the age of 98.

School blaze 'sparked by lightning'

Firefighters tackling blazes at a school and a hotel within a few miles of each other believe they could have been started by lightning.

Jeremy Kyle: a guest on his show said she saw a killer plunge a knife into a female student

Judges to watch Jeremy Kyle show to decide whether innocent man was jailed for murder

New evidence 'potentially impacts on the reliability of a prosecution witness'

Jeremy Kyle footage to be used Court of Appeal could be clue to 2002 murder

An episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show will be played to Court of Appeal judges to help determine whether an innocent man was jailed for murder after a killing in Bournemouth.

Which cities' property prices rose the most in 2012?

Average London homes rose £28,000 over last 12 months underlining North-South property divide

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed when his aircraft came down after performing at an air show

Red Arrows pilot blacked out seconds before fatal crash after suffering the effects of G-force

Inquest hears accident may have been avoided if aircraft had been flying 70ft higher

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin