Arts and Entertainment Andrew Marr edited 'The Independent' between 1996 and 1998

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, 53, has left hospital two months after suffering a stroke.

Broadmoor patient in court on murders charge

A Broadmoor patient will appear in court today charged with the murders of two women nearly 12 years ago.

Passengers cut free as crash bus topples

Residents spoke of their shock today after a crash between a lorry and a bus in the morning rush hour.

Alex James: Back to earth, with a bump

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Anthony Rota: Bookseller whose style and charm were valued by writers and collectors alike

Anthony Rota was the grandee of London modern first edition bookselling. Other booksellers might have made more noise and attracted more newspaper headlines, but Rota got on quietly with the business.

Teenager charged over mutilation murder

A teenager was today charged with the murder of a mother-of-two who was left dying and mutilated in the street, police said.

Murder probe after woman found mutilated in street dies

Detectives launched a murder inquiry today after a woman was found mutilated and dying in the street.

Youths set fire to tourist on train

A gang of youths set a woman's hair on fire with a lighter in an unprovoked attack on a train.

Richard Hawdon: Jazz trumpeter and bandleader

I'd like to be a jolly extrovert," said Dickie Hawdon. "I look as miserable as sin on the stand, even when I'm having a ball." Despite the lack of "showbiz" panache, Hawdon went on to be one of the most accomplished musicians to grace British jazz. "I might do better if I could jolly about a bit, but I'm sure that if you force it, that shows too, so I do as little as possible."

Dying of cancer – but Home Office expels her parents

The parents of a young British woman dying of cancer have been told by the Home Office they can no longer care for their daughter and must leave the country.

Prison officers suspended in smuggling probe

Three prison officers at the centre of an investigation into the smuggling of drugs and mobile phones at Britain's largest prison have been suspended, it was revealed today.

Five held after £20m drugs raid

Five men are in custody after a police raid at an Essex warehouse last night.

Arrhythmia: The hidden heart problem

It was only when she collapsed suddenly on the Tube that Jane Feinmann learnt she had arrhythmia – and that thousands in Britain die each year without even knowing they're at risk

The Word On: Murder One

Murder One, the independent mystery bookstore that has occupied several locations along Charing Cross Road ... will shut its doors at the end of January ... Co-owner Maxim Jakubowski [said] the shop would be going into voluntary liquidation, and that all bills to publishers would be paid .... "I would rather close the shop now and go out voluntarily with my head held high"...this is still a huge loss to the mystery community ... Charing Cross Road will lose yet another shop... the indie bookstore world's light shines a bit less brightly.

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