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

Charlton swoop for Owls defender Bougherra

Charlton Athletic had their bid for the central defender Madjid Bougherra accepted by Sheffield Wednesday yesterday. The exact fee was not released but the Owls had previously rejected a £1.3m offer for the 24-year-old. The Premiership side then made an "improved offer" for the Algeria international.

Geller heartbreak as Elvis's home is sold from under him

Uri Geller may be one of the world's most famous magicians but he will have to rely on more than a few magic tricks if he is to get back Elvis Presley's first home - a 3,000 sq ft house in Memphis which, until recently, the Israeli-born psychic thought he owned.

Swimming by Montague A Holbein<br></br> Boxing by A J Newton<br></br> Training by Harry Andrews

Take one lounge suit, a glass of champers and a small boy

Two Thousand Years, Cottesloe NT, London

Leigh's latest play is tight, but not altogether kosher

Party in the Blitz by Elias Canetti, trs Michael Hofmann

The monsters that stalked Hampstead

Tersias by G P Taylor

There are adjectives lurking in that dungeon

Eating people is wrong

Seasons in style

A former print shop off a north London high street may not seem to have much going for it - unless, as Mary Wilson discovers, you're a photographer with an eye for potential

E Jane Dickson: However liberal one's stance, the open sale of psychotropic treats is an abomination

At Camden Market, Clara's pocket money is burning a hole in her pocket.

The belle of Belsize Park

So, the &pound;4.5m price tag is a tad beyond most pockets, but where's the harm in dreaming, writes Cheryl Markosky
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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