News The BBC has been accused of a 'fudge' for the way it has handled the Rod McKenzie case

The BBC has been accused of a “fudge” after moving a senior executive who was the subject of more than 30 complaints over bullying to a new role within the organisation.

Bradlee Dean, leader of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide

Today's assembly: Christian heavy metal and homophobia

Whether Principal Mike Cooper of Dunkerton Community High in Iowa knew that the metal band his school had invited to play and talk at a school assembly last week were going to drive pupils to tears is unknown.

Woman loses breakdown damages claim

A woman lost her £1 million damages action today over a catastrophic breakdown which she claimed was caused by a work colleague set on destroying her.

The Land of Decoration, By Grace McLeen

For thine is the kingdom; the flour and glory

Anderson (right) says of Haye: 'It was a shock to see him brawl with Dereck Chisora. You forget how comfortable boxers are around violence.'

How We Met: David Haye & Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson, 36

Abigail's Party, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

"Tone?  A little cheesy-pineapple one?": yes, it's that bag again.  This time, she comes in the slim-line, lime-green-gowned form of Jill Halfpenny in Lindsay Posner's vibrant, splendidly cast revival of Abigail's Party.

Former shepherd sets out to restore a painter's reputation

Independent Bath Literature Festival

Open minds: pupils at St George’s School

Glad to be gay-friendly: How one faith school is tackling the issue of homophobic bullying

Children in faith schools are more likely to suffer homophobic bullying.

Charlotte Church at the High Court yesterday

Charlotte Church: 'Why did I settle the case? Because I found out their tactics. They were going to go after my mother again'

Charlotte Church yesterday accepted £600,000 from News International to bring her phone-hacking case to a close. She tells James Cusick how her treatment at the hands of Rupert Murdoch's team alienated her friends, brought her career to a standstill – and drove her mother close to suicide

Sparks fly as council squares up to EDF over N-power plan costs

A local council in Somerset is taking on the mighty EDF Energy in a row over the cost of a planning application for a £10bn nuclear power station.

David Flatman: OK, no Grewcocks. But don't write off this relentless pack

Botha and Palmer make this a difficult team to beat, let alone smash

Me and You, By Niccolo Ammaniti (Trs by Kylee Doust)

A basement packed with dynamite

Heather Mills denies playing voicemail to Piers Morgan

The former wife of Sir Paul McCartney did not authorise former News of the World editor Piers Morgan, or anybody else, to listen to her voicemails, she told the inquiry into press standards today.

Sportlight on: Lloyd Blankfein, Chief executive, Goldman Sachs

Another day doing God's work?

Chronicle (12A)

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Michael B Jordan, Alex Russell

Jubilee, By Shelley Harris

Published in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, Shelley Harris's remarkably assured debut novel is rooted in the Silver Jubilee celebrations of June 1977. Cherry Gardens, in a small Buckinghamshire village, is throwing a street party. Union Jack bunting is festooned from house to house; trestle tables will carry the vat of unappetising coronation chicken and cakes iced in red, white and blue, as well as the scrumptious chakli contributed by the Patels, who had come to Bourne Heath fleeing Idi Amin's violent expulsion of Asians from Uganda. "Do let's remember this is a particularly British celebration," antique Miss Bissett had sniffily objected to Mrs Patel's culinary offer. Her simple, patriotic reply prompts an awkward pause for the organising committee: "I am British now. She's my Queen too."

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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