News In other news ... Jon Snow performed at last year's Newsroom's Got Talent charity event

The veteran Channel 4 host let readers in on the inner workings of his mind – and it’s not as laundered as one might have thought

Cyndi Lauper, 'Memphis Blues'

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Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... CocoRosie

Bianca Cassidy is one half of quirky folk-rock sister act CocoRosie, who play the BBC Radio 6 Stage at this year's Latitude

As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Theatre review: As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

This revival begins in a sombre mood with the thrust stage covered in crunchy desiccated leaves which a bleak Orlando, in servitude to his abusive older brother, and the loyal ancient Adam (beautifully played by David Fielder) have been tasked to sweep into a wheelbarrow.

Uruguay approves gay marriage bill

Uruguayan lawmakers have voted to legalise gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.

Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... Marcel Lucont

Marcel Lucont is a self-described 'flâneur, raconteur, bon-viveur', and 'easily the greatest UK-based French comedian around'. Who needs any more of an introduction than that?

The Last Word: Hire and fire's new maxim – desperation

Arsenal's Herbert Chapman wouldn't have stood a chance on today's managerial merry-go-round
Simon Cowell and David Walliams are 'to wed' for Comic Relief

Simon Cowell marries Britain's Got Talent pal David Walliams for charity

Simon Cowell looks ready to finally tie the knot - with his Britain's Got Talent pal David Walliams.

Mixed martial artist Alex Reid

Matt Butler: Bamma-lamma ding-dongs, with plenty of real blood

View From The Sofa: Mixed Martial Arts, 5*

Heads Up: BFI Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

It's simply Divine ... so big it up for alternative cinema

BBC Three's new series People Like Us will remind you of Shameless. Only, this time it's real

The "characters" might feel shameless, but what about the TV viewers participating this act of voyeurism from the safety of their living rooms?

Why don’t more politicians wax poetical like Winston Churchill?

There are one or two who would probably contribute to the public good much more effectively by writing poetry

French ministers Cecile Duflot, right, and Christiane Taubira at the Elysee Palace on Sunday – in trousers

At last, women of Paris can wear the trousers (legally) after 200-year-old law is declared null and void

After 213 years, it’s official – women in Paris can wear trousers. The most disobeyed law in the French capital – except stopping for red lights – has been declared null and void.

Tesco's horseburgers should have prompted us to reconsider the meat industry. Instead, we laughed

It's much harder to choose sausages when you've heard exactly how the pig died

This week's wackiest web stories: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the drunkest of them all?

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada