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The proposal has dropped the amount of 'affordable' housing to a derisory level

Amy Winehouse's former home

Amy Winehouse's former home put up for sale by 'regretful' father Mitch

Amy Winehouse's father has said he decided to put his late daughter's home up for sale "with regret".

In pictures: Static - layered art from London's East End

The idea that visual art is only what can be spread flat across a canvas is one that has long since been abandoned. With sculpture and large-scale installations, the 2D print has become not so much outdated, but rather had to give up its monopoly over the art world and make way for more innovative uses of space.

Playtech buying assets from founder

The founder and largest shareholder of the online gaming technology company Playtech is selling a series of businesses and a property to the group in deals totalling almost £90m.

The Coincidence Engine, By Sam Leith

Tales of the totally unexpected

Zoe Leonard, Camden Arts Centre

The world usually rushes at us so quickly – its perfume, noise and changing weather, the skewing angles of our emotions and thoughts – that we find it hard to see.

Actor Jamie Waylett, who was Vincent Crabbe in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is accused of violent rioting

Harry Potter star 'had petrol bomb in riots'

Actor Jamie Waylett caught on camera carrying bomb, but says he was not going to use it

Underground Time, By Delphine de Vigan

With all that money and sex, don't you pity these characters?

Matthew Bell: Rant & Rave (04/03/12)

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Pregnant woman attacked by knifeman

A heavily pregnant woman was assaulted by three men, one of whom used a knife to "jab" her stomach, police said today.

Pete Doherty: 'I have a distinct memory of friends I had at school whose parents were, for want of a better word, bohemian. That was the kind of England that I thought I should have belonged to'

Pete Doherty: I was a bit unhinged

As the former Libertine prepares his UK debut as an artist, he talks frankly and exclusively to Matilda Battersby about Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse, his baby daughter and why he paints with his own blood

Bloomsbury set to start a new chapter as India market thrives

Publisher Bloomsbury is to set up a new business in India to take advantage of growing demand from the country's English-speaking middle class.

The Weekend's Viewing: Cricklewood Greats, Sun, BBC4
Bomber Boys, Sun, BBC1

Pastiche is a pretty unforgiving form of comedy.

Amy Winehouse inquest coroner resigns

The family of Amy Winehouse is "taking advice" over revelations that the inquest into her death could be declared invalid.

Ed Miliband is 'in the middle of nowhere', says one former supporter

Ed Miliband plans party shake-up as criticism of his leadership escalates

Lacklustre performance at PMQs stokes anger of party members who voted for him instead of his brother and now regret it

Claude Levi-Strauss, By Patrick Wilcken

It's a fertile paradox that structuralism came from the minds of idiosyncratic mavericks. Their lives seemed to embody the "great man" principle of history – even as they demolished it in theory.

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Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

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

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

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A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

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Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
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Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
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Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

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Michael Calvin's Last Word

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