'The Bill' criticised over made-up treatment for MS

The television drama The Bill was criticised as "grossly irresponsible" for making up a drug which supposedly alleviates multiple sclerosis (MS), causing "misled" viewers who suffer from the condition to inquire about its availability.

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A celebration of the film director Derek Jarman and his work makes much of TV seem callow. But conspiracists are in for a treat with the start of a creepy 10-week serial

Ban on cattle drug offers hope of saving India's vultures from extinction

India's vultures, which are on the brink of extinction, could be saved at the last minute after the Indian government ordered a ban on the use of a drug that has been poisoning them.

Robert Addie

Action-man actor who tended to be typecast

Media: Sorry, BBC, you're in cloud-cuckoo land

The BBC claims to represent the `benchmark for quality others aspire to'. Nonsense, says Nick Elliott, controller of ITV's drama output

Letter: Legal champions

WITH REFERENCE to Sophie Goodchild's article, I write as a litigant in person who finds the term "DIY lawyer" derogatory. And as one who has never watched a single episode of Kavanagh QC but who has read, for example, Where's the Justice? - by Lord Tony Gifford QC.

The after-Life of their dreams

Nick Hasted on how Miles, Milly and friends became top of every casting director's list

Football: The Sweeper - My Team Tim lovejoy Chelsea

Sky sports "Soccer AM" presenter

Television: Interview - Amita Dhiri: Life affirming

From uptight solicitor to mum on the run, Amita Dhiri, better known as This Life's Milly, proves her strength of character

Sports Letters: England are simply hopeless

Sir: Why do we continue to focus on the nature of Kevin Keegan's appointment and totally ignore the deep-rooted problems that taint our national game?

Pop: Into the dark with Jekyll & Hyde

Composer Barry Guy and his wife make music that defies categorisation. They like to discuss work while putting out the bins.

Television: The series is taking off - it's time to bale out

TV writers come and go. Jasper Rees looks at the seams

Roger Moore sues TV firm

THE FORMER James Bond actor Roger Moor is suing a television company over the rights to his Seventies TV series The Persuaders.
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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
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Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

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Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

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Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

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