Sport Phil Taylor celebrates winning the title last year

A spectator was ejected from an event last year when his resemeblance to Jesus caused a stir among other fans

Dressing table: Sun haircare

Album: Easy Star All-Stars, First Light (Easy Star)

An album of original material by the NYC posse best known for their skankifications of the rock canon.

Rubik's Cube: Six sides, 54 squares. Just seconds to solve

It is 30 this year, a decade older than most challengers for the speedcubing crown. Emily Dugan watches the UK's fastest fingers

Terror in the air as plane cabin fills with smoke

A passenger on board a plane which was forced to make an emergency landing has described the "hair-raising" moment the cabin began to fill with smoke.

Arrested 'nuns' were touring footballers

Seventeen British men who were hauled in front of a Greek court dressed as "sexy" nuns when a fancy dress party went wrong were all members of a football club.

Prince Harry called a fellow soldier his 'little Paki friend'

Critics say third in line to the throne should face disciplinary action by the Army for racist behaviour

Fancy dress Tory says sorry to McCanns

A leading Tory youth activist apologised "unreservedly" to Kate and Gerry McCann tonight after dressing up as their missing daughter at a New Year's party.

Ellie Levenson: Politicians must dress to impress

I'd rub my hands with glee if a photo existed of Cameron snorting coke

In The Red: 'Why waste money on a wacky outfit that you'll only wear once?'

The final week of October is always the same. The clocks go back, the temperature drops and, suddenly, grown adults are expected to attend parties dressed as though they were children. Or fools. Or very, very old people – that is, dead, ghostified (or mummified) people. Suddenly, the normal rules for dressing oneself are discarded in favour of the Fancy Dress Costume.

You write the reviews: Bandstand, Old Billingsgate, London

A Bandstand event is always a peculiar experience, and this night, which saw Mark Ronson invade the venue of Old Billingsgate on Lower Thames Street, was no exception.

Leading article: Fancy dress

Ladies, if you want to visit the Royal Enclosure at Ascot race course, make sure you bring your substantial fascinator along. And if you do not know what a substantial fascinator is you are probably not the sort of person who ought to be allowed in anyway. Goodbye.

Last Night's TV: A royal appointment worth keeping

The Palace, ITV1; City of Vice, Channel 4; Motorway Cops, BBC1

The Royals and the Nazis

Prince Harry was the latest of many to buy into the seductive glamour of a regime that brought hell to earth. By Allan Massie
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
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Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project