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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

My First Job: Writer and presenter Nigel Rees worked in a warehouse

'It was physical work – pretty boring but it paid well'

Sophie Heawood: Hilda Ogden: an Audrey Hepburn for the Noughties

A salute to the moving spirit of Corrie Chic

Ex-wife of Litvinenko suspect tested for polonium poisoning

Dimitry Kovtun, a Russian contact of the murdered former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, left substantial traces of radioactive polonium in Hamburg and may have poisoned his ex-wife and her two children with it, German police disclosed yesterday.

Chelsea 2 Portsmouth 1: Patience pays off for Shevchenko

High-profile summer signings come good for Chelsea with goals that bring down Pompey

Xstrata launches £8bn Falconbridge bid

The Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata has mounted a hostile bid for the Canadian nickel miner Falconbridge, offering C$16.1bn (£8bn) in cash for the 80 per cent of the company it does not already own. The deal would create the world's fifth-largest mining company and bolster Xstrata's metal portfolio.

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Le Mont at Urbis, Manchester

Tracey MacLeod is stifled by the fine dining and fatuous Franglais of Le Mont, the glitzy rooftop restaurant at Manchester's new Urbis museum of city life

Blackpool: Northern lights

It's light-up time again
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn