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Fiona Bruce said the owner has 'bagged themselves the bargain of the century'

Ex-footballer makes 'racist' remarks at ball

Former international footballer David Speedie sparked outrage after using the terms "blackies" and "niggers" at a charity function.

Cellar notes: The woman of the year

Maybe the International Wine & Spirit Competition isn't as fuddy-duddy as I recently suggested, because last week it did the decent thing and made Yalumba's senior winemaker, Louisa Rose (no relation), the 2004 Woman in Wine.

Castleford's exit door opens wide as Tony joins Hull

The exodus from relegated Castleford has begun with Hull's announcement that they have signed Motu Tony on a two-year contract. The New Zealand international was a mid-season signing for Castleford but played only nine times before succumbing to a knee injury.

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Just as Muslims are acknowledging the evil in their midst is not the time for Christians to do the reverse

The cult and the candidate

Lyndon LaRouche is a convicted fraudster and virulent anti-Semite. Now he's campaigning for the American presidency. Terry Kirby investigates his sinister global network - and his conspiracy theories about Tony Blair

Overview: Is now the right time to start renting?

Just as everyone else is starting to take a more sober view of the property market, landlords have reason to feel much chirpier than of late.

Torture, 'The Mirror' and others

If torture claims are true, we could face international court

The bitter cost of one nation's coffee boom

In just 20 years, Vietnamese coffee has come from nowhere to dominate the global market. Its success has left a nasty taste in many mouths, reports Antony Wild

Mike Rowbottom: On close reflection, silence is golden

Some stories require chasing. Some stories jump up, roll over and invite you to rub their tummies.

Clive of India's treasure for sale

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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

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Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
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Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

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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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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
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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
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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