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Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public

Prison preferable to life without Jade, says fiance

Jade Goody's fiance said today that he would "rather do life in prison" than live without her.

Dee Standley: My battle with cervical cancer

As Britain's best-known reality TV star fights cervical cancer, Jane Feinmann meets a woman who faced a bleak diagnosis – and not only survived, but became a mother against the odds

Cancer-hit Jade goes shopping for wedding dress

Jade Goody has gone shopping for a wedding dress after doctors told her she had just months to live.

Surely it is time to look away as Jade struggles with cancer

As Jade Goody confronts reality, her plight is now too real for our titillation, writes Deborah Orr

Sheridan faces perjury trial

"They are liars," Tommy Sheridan famously said of the News of the World on the steps of the Court of Session in Edinburgh, after winning his defamation claim against the newspaper in August 2006.

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It's time to exchange one reality for another

Channel four after the watershed

The future of Channel 4 will be decided this month by management, regulators and the Government. But what kind of vision do they have for the future? Nick Clark reports

The Word On... Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 4

"My thoughts were: Do we need to see Ulrika [Jonsson] on another reality show? (That's a no from me.) Do I care about a politician in the house? (Nope, seen it before.) Are things that bad for Coolio? (Maybe he just wanted to experience life in the house.) Will we have a Jackson every year? (If so, when are Janet and Michael set to appear?)." - Linda McGee, www.rte.ie

Happy Mondays, Academy, Glasgow

An untypically joyful and triumphant return

Hit & Run: The egos have landed

'The ego," wrote Sigmund Freud, "is not a master in its own house." When scribbling these thoughts, could the father of psychoanalysis possibly have been predicting events in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother?

The Independent's Christmas television guide

iWallace &amp; Gromit, Shooting Stars and The Krypton Factor: some old friends are back on the box, discovers a delighted Rob Sharp

Van Day discovers that getting the public to hate you pays dividends

You can't be obnoxious enough when it comes to relaunching that stalled Eighties pop career

Mark Steel: It's not about great men, but those who put them there

Millions now believe that their actions can change the world

US voting day: The TV event of the year

The campaigning is over, the pollsters have hung up their clipboards &ndash; and now it's time for the voters of America to have their say. Michael Bywater takes his seat.
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment