Win a motion-activated outdoor security camera worth £119

When you're asleep or away from your house, do you worry about looking after your property? What are you doing to protect against vandalism, break-ins, or car and garden theft?

John Hemming breaks the Giggs injunction in the Commons

'Love rat of the year' – who became scourge of adulterers

Lib Dem MP John Hemming tells Nina Lakhani why transparency is an issue worth fighting for

MP John Hemming says transparency is an issue worth fighting for

John Hemming: Self-styled 'love rat of the year' who became scourge of adulterers

The Monday Interview: MP John Hemming tells Nina Lakhani why transparency is an issue worth fighting for

Noises Off, Old Vic, London
Pippin, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Fog, Finborough, London

Michael Frayn's play-within-a-play is as funny as ever in this slick production, while, across town, gritty new writers make their mark

Police raid gang suspects over Oxford Street killing

Police carried out a string of raids on suspected gang members yesterday as they continued to hunt for the killer of a teenager who was stabbed in Oxford Street on Boxing Day.

Miguel Montes Neiro in court in Granada earlier this year

Pardoned jailbird sees his hopes of freedom dashed

Confusion over sentence review means Spain's longest-serving inmate must stay behind bars

Noises Off, Old Vic, London (4/5)

There has never been a more brilliantly conceived machine for generating helpless audience laughter than Michael Frayn's 1982 classic Noises Off, which revived now by Lindsay Posner as a deliriously funny and beautifully cast Christmas treat at the Old Vic.

Thieves with brass neck sought after tubas disappear

Police in Los Angeles are advising the city's schools to tighten security after a rash of burglaries in which thieves have broken into music department classrooms and made off with tubas.

Civilians taken on Manchester police drug raids

More than 130 civilian "witnesses" were taken on dawn drugs raids today which have so far led to over 50 arrests.

Kitten microwaved during break-in

Police are hunting intruders who killed a kitten in a microwave oven during a burglary in which nothing was stolen.

Dear victim, it was your fault I raided you, writes burglar

A teenage burglar wrote to his victim, blaming the householder for the crime and saying that he felt no remorse, police have said.

Man cleared over riot messages

A father was cleared today of posting a series of messages on Facebook to incite looting at the height of the nationwide riots in the summer.

Teenager faces two years over riots

A former youth Olympic ambassador has been detained for two years for her part in the London riots.

Police braced for winter crime spree

A winter crime spree that could increase the number of burglaries across the country by 26 per cent is due to start at dusk on Monday, research suggests.

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Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable