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Eerie images have captured a deserted village once dubbed the “real life Atlantis” after it spent over 25 years under water.

DVD & Blu-ray review: Louie: The Complete First Season (15)

Various directors DVD/Blu-ray (282mins)

Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape, By Jay Griffiths

This lyrical plea to free childhood from control seeks ancient solutions to modern anxieties

In The Studio: Bedwyr Williams, painter

'I admire artists who work provincially. It takes a lot'

Tupac's aunt is America's most wanted female terrorist

A convicted American killer living in Cuba has become the first woman to be named on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

Comedian Jason Manford is splitting from his wife of six years

Jason Manford splits from wife of six years

Comedian Jason Manford and his wife, television presenter Catherine, are splitting up after six years of marriage.

Mr Mitchell was riding the seven-year-old bike when police officers refused to let him leave Downing Street via the main gate in September last year.

Andrew Mitchell's 'plebgate' bike sells at auction for £10,600

The auction's proceeds will go to a charity helping Kenyan children affected by HIV/AIDS

Stuart Hall is made an OBE by the Queen in March last year

One of Stuart Hall's victims speaks out: 'Every time I've heard his voice on the radio since I think "how can you do it?"'

Jonathan Brown on Stuart Hall’s journey from a national treasure to a national disgrace

Split up or leave, South African school tells lesbian parents

When a five-year-old boy in his first few months at a private South African school proudly announced to his teacher that he has “two mothers”, his parents were given an ultimatum: get a divorce or have their son kicked out.

The Olympic legacy? A shortage of school places in Tower Hamlets

The Olympic development boom in east London has left children in the area with an unwanted legacy: a severe  shortage of school places.

Frankie Sandford has announced she is pregnant

Two of The Saturdays pregnant at same time: Frankie Sandford announces baby joy

The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford is expecting a baby with footballer fiance Wayne Bridge, she announced today.

Patient almost bleeds to death at hospital with 'very serious failings'

A patient nearly bled to death in a private hospital that has been severely criticised for putting lives at risk.

Doctors condemn Government's decision to hold plans for plain cigarette packaging

President of Royal College of Physicians appeals for a rethink from Jeremy Hunt

A generation who don't care for nature, but it's the parents who are to blame

Young people learned from their elders how to ignore the natural world

Heard the one about the Orthodox Jewish woman suing Lancôme over fading Sabbath make-up?

There’s a fine line between curiosity and contempt; between offering people the opportunity to learn about a different culture and asking them to laugh about it.

She left dinner defrosting, dropped her kids off at school...and vanished: Mother declared dead reappears 11 years after going missing

Brenda Heist, from Lititz, Pennsylvania, went missing in 2002 after dropping her children off at school

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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'
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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