Pupil, 16, sues store for unfair dismissal

A SIXTH FORMER who made legal history yesterday as the youngest person to take a company to an industrial tribunal is claiming she suffered racial discrimination by the supermarket chain, Sainsbury's.

Property: Poets should apply to buy now

Hot Spot Acton, west London

Go out and do the dishes

It's the most fun you can have around a table without drinking alcohol.

Arts: The once and future theatre

Sadler's Wells reopens with a piece specially commissioned for the new theatre by one of ballet's keenest directors.

Hockey: Giles brings reward for Southgate coach

CALUM GILES repaid the confidence of his coach, Neil Hawgood, who played him at inside- left for just about the whole of Southgate's game against Guildford, with a hat-trick of penalty corners as the Middlesex side enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 victory.

Auntie Ag and Uncle Ony


Three win pounds 32m in Game

THREE entrepreneurial brothers will share pounds 32.8m when Game, the computer software retailer, comes to the market next month, after the company's shares were priced at the top end of expectations. The trio, led by chairman Neil Taylor who co-founded Game in 1990, will sell around half of their existing 48.6 per cent stake. They will retain a 22.65 per cent stake, worth pounds 33.5m.

Mardi Gra charges

Mardi Gra charges

5 days in the life of ... Gerry Cottle

The lions and tigers might have gone, but a circus boss's life is never dull

Obituary: Wing Cdr Laddie Lucas

LADDIE LUCAS was a superb wartime fighter pilot, an MP, a world class golfer who captained the Walker Cup team, a successful businessman and a fine writer.

Rowing: Leander on pole

THE Tideway Head of the River Race from Chiswick to Putney today is likely to be dominated by Leander Club, the home of most of the leading men's group in the British National team.

Dear diary, I want to tell you a terrible secret ...

Writing is something everyone can do - and the benefits to your whole life can be surprising.

Restaurant: Tried and tested

Rugby fan Rian Malan scrums down at the Springbok Cafe

'We're polite, but I want to poke her eyes out'

There doesn't need to be a rival bidder for gazumping to take place, as Melissa Wagstaff (not her real name) discovered.

How We Met; Iain Banks And Paul Roberts

The author Iain Banks, 43, published his first novel, 'The Wasp Factory', to great acclaim in 1984. He has written 15 more novels, including 'The Crow Road', serialised on Channel 4 last year, several works of science fiction, and 'A Song of Stone', recently published in hardback. He lives in Fife with his wife Annie. Musician Paul Roberts, 37, replaced Hugh Cornwell as the frontman for the Stranglers in 1990. He began playing in bands at 16; since then he has worked with a string of top industry names, including the Lightning Seeds. He lives in west London with his girlfriend, Rusty, and son Jody
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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

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Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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