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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.

Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 4<br>President Hollywood, BBC2

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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One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
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12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?