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The Kumars (Sky1) are back. They've left number 42 at their street in Wembley and moved to Hounslow, where a divorced Sanjeev Kumar/Bhaskar is hosting his TV show from behind his dad's shop where they're renting from new landlord Hawney (pronounced "horny").

Poll: Chancellor George Osborne will order £5bn cut from Whitehall budgets in his Autumn Statement. What should the money freed up be spent on?

Chancellor George Osborne will order £5bn worth of cuts from within Whitehall to cover an ambitious range of projects across the country in Wednesday's Autumn Statement. Evidently, this won't win Mr Osborne friends among Civil Service mandarins - but voters may approve of funds being redirected from the corridors of power to the outside world.

Ukrainian man who stripped naked on a statue demands to be deported

A man who allegedly stripped naked on top of a statue in central London before breaking off its sword and biting it, has appeared in court charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Naked climber on offensive weapon charge

A man who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Barely a month goes by without billionaire businessman Donald Trump taking to America’s television screens to denounce the Obama administration and predict the downfall of the American way of life

2013’s big idea? Money can buy happiness!

It's the new policy bible in Downing Street – and it argues you can buy happiness. Charlie Cooper picks out the key insights

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James Corden is in the pink (or rather, a pink women's swimsuit) as he joins synchronised swimming squad

James Corden slips into a women's swimsuit as he gets a sync-ing feeling for a TV stunt.

Fake IDs are OK, says Cabinet's IT chief

The head of internet security at the Cabinet Office has told people to use fake names online – leading to claims that his advice would help encourage crime.

Of the 431,000 jobs created by the UK economy in the past year, 318,000 are part-time

Figures to show Britain has emerged from recession

Ministers will today hail Britain's "healing economy" as official figures show it has emerged from double-dip recession, but have been ordered not to mention the "green shoots" of recovery.

David Cameron demands crackdown on EU fatcats

David Cameron demanded a crackdown on Brussels fatcats today as he insisted he was ready to veto EU budget hikes.

Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell after he met Police Federation members at his constituency office on Friday

Tories fail to draw line under 'plebgate' row

As some MPs rally round Andrew Mitchell, others ask why Cameron has not sacked him

London pub slows service to cut after-work drinking

A London pub has been left with no option but to serve customers more slowly in order to keep down growing numbers of after-work drinkers.

Civil servants face axe in spending cuts

Thousands of civil servants face the sack as the Coalition struggles to find more cuts, Parliament's spending watchdog has warned.

Downing Street's cat Larry makes first kill

While David Cameron is on holiday in Cornwall, Larry the Downing Street cat has at last been earning his keep.

Beats, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

It’s 11pm and there are lights strobing and music thumping as you enter the theatre for Beats. DJ Johnny Whoop, who started out on the 90s Glasgow rave scene, is on the decks while Jamie Wardrop’s trippy visuals throb and pulse on a big screen behind.

Dame Kelly Holmes received the honour for her two gold medals

IoS exclusive: Britain's Olympic champions snubbed

Row looms as tough new rules mean honours will only go to those who 'give something back'

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen