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More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.

Car of the century

1. Gave the miniskirt its name.

`I've given American culture the car chase and the wet T-shirt'

Peter Yates, a director liable to be remembered for just two iconic moments

All Cliff, no edge

MUSICAL Summer Holiday Labatt's Apollo, Hammersmith, London

Swampy: a tunnel star undermined

Newspaper columns, TV shows, makeovers - his fellow eco-warriors are not happy. Graham Ball reports

In a muddy tunnel, encased in concrete, a girl called Liz tries to halt the inevitable

Inch by inch, the defiant vigil of a runway protester was coming to an end last night as bailiffs tried to remove her from an 8ft-deep hole. The bespectacled young woman, Liz, an artist, had a plastic noose around her neck cut free, and officials were later trying to hack through similar ties attaching her arms and legs to concrete supports.

Bailiffs kept at bay by protester in noose

Officials trying to evict victim protesters from the site of the planned Manchester second runway were delayed yesterday by a woman demonstrator with a makeshift noose around her neck.

Sexual politics in the 90s: Just good friends - What's love got to do with it?

Nowadays, men and women can share intimate secrets, long phone calls, even holidays together - all without even a suspicion of hanky panky. But just because you keep your clothes on doesn't mean that it's not sexual, says Matthew Sweet

Clergy take to the catwalk

It is the Spring/Summer '97 Cleric Collection. In Britain's first fashion show for church ministers, men and women of the cloth will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk and spreading the word that God and fashion go well together.

Dark knight of the soul

Despite damning reviews, Sir Cliff Richard's 'Heathcliff' has grossed pounds 10m in just six months. Isn't it about time we started to take him seriously? We meet the man behind the beardDespite the damning reviews, Cliff Richard's musical 'Heathcliff' has grossed pounds 10m in the past six months. We meet the man behind the beard

Specs, God and rock'n'roll

Interview: Deborah Ross talks to HANK MARVIN

Listen to the preacherman

He gave us Anne, Nick and Roland Rat and now he's criticising broadcasting standards? Serena Mackesy experiences Bruce Gyngell

Hank Marvin's son found dead in hostel

Guitarist's family was estranged for decade

The tragic family rift that proves blood is not always thicker than water

Blood is not always thicker than water, as the tragic story of Hank Marvin's eldest son so poignantly illustrates.

Arts: Splitting image

When comedian David Schneider shacked up with a shiksa, it was no joke. But it inspired a new play. By John Crace
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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Waxing lyrical

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

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The precise time when impressionism was born
From slow-roasted to sugar-cured: how to make the most of the British tomato season

Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

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Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape