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Ms Andrew said she refused to give her name and address to officers after they received an anonymous 999 call saying nine-month-old Maddy looked cold

The ten best leggings

We’ve got over our fear of clingy legwear. From the frivolous and bold to the plain and downright versatile, this selection proves you can stretch a point...

The ten best leggings

Jazz up your outfit with a pair of these wonderful leggings.

The Insider: Get on the case for the best laptop protection

The beauty of a laptop is that you can use it anywhere, but carrying one around regularly can place a strain on your back and shoulders – some weigh in at more than 2kg. While most people invest time in choosing the right laptop, they often just use the carry case that comes with it, which might not be the best option for their needs.

Simon Rice: Spits, spats and spectacles at the Emirates

So Arsene Wenger's yet to make an appointment with the optician it would seem.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/11/shopping-bag-au.html">Shopping Bag: Auction for bargains</a>

Shopping Bag greets you, and accompanying SB on this gloomsville day is a black and white checked Gianni Versace coat, labelled, double breasted, with black moulded plastic buttons.

The Ten Best Suitcases

Travel in style with one of these eye-catching suitcases.

<a target="NEW" href="http://independent.net-genie.co.uk/Travel/40266/the_ten_best_hand_luggage.html">The Ten Best Hand Luggage</a>

Stow away your belongings safely - and stylishly - with our top of the bags

Life Etc: Emma Gold's Sexploits

Brief encounters

Landlord admits killing student

Shelford orders extra training as Saracens run out of ideas

Wasps 51 Saracens 23

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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – Five-star MS Swiss Corona 7 nights from £999pp
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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'
He's behind you, dude!

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