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Ten new names added as HMRC renews appeal on 19 suspects wanted for variety of tax offences

Monday Poem

Clockwork doll by Dalia Ravikovitch, translated by Robert Friend

The Investment Column: Allders

ALLDERS, THE department store group, is not the most exciting of retailers but it has had an action-packed few months. Merger talks with House of Fraser collapsed in October as the City forced HoF's share price into the abyss.

CHURCH ATTACK: Forty pints of blood to save slash victim

Man whose face was slashed in half among churchgoers still in hospital being treated for horrific wounds

`We gave thanks that our children escaped'

John Cobb, a journalist at The Independent, reflects on the attack that shook his parish

Letter: Magpie cull

Sir: I agree with Lucy Lawrence's observations about the damage done to small songbirds by magpies (letter, 22 November), but would point out that magpies are listed in Schedule 2, Part II of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as "birds which may be killed or taken by authorised persons". Magpies are thus regularly killed as a pest species by gamekeepers and the like.

Details competition 457

Details 457 came from Holbein's The Ambassadors, with its famous stretched-out image of a skull. It's called an "anamorphic projection". The skull only looks right when viewed from a very sideways angle - which was how it was shown in our Detail (to make it more tricky). Many have been fascinated by this enigmatic device, including the psychoanalytic theorist Jacques Lacan, who wondered: "How is it that nobody has ever thought of connecting this with the effect of an erection? Imagine a tattoo made on the sexual organ in a state of repose, and assuming its - if I may say so - developed form in another state." The picture is in the National Gallery, London.

Racing: Majadou poised to make it four for Pipe

The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Murphy's Gold Cup

Football: Doughty deliveries scupper Whyteleafe

Chester City 3 Whyteleafe 1

Going Out: Children - WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN LONDON

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

A tale of two towns: Rip-off Britain? That depends on where you live

THE RELATIVE ATTRACTIONS OF THE OPPOSITES

CONCERTS: GIG OF THE WEEK

One Nation Under a Groove... Innit! tomorow Clocktower, Croydon

Internet porn baron is freed

A MAN described as one of Britain's biggest Internet vice barons was spared jail yesterday when his 18-month prison sentence was suspended for two years on health grounds.

It's been bad since Johnners popped his clogs

The Friary Newsletter: 'Soon they'll be herded off into the Nonsensical Cricket Bollocks Dormitory, to get it all out of their system'

Anger over `lay prosecutors' plans

A PLAN to train members of the public to prosecute cases in magistrates' courts was condemned by civil rights groups yesterday as a move that could lead to wrongful convictions.

Rapist linked to 20 attacks on the elderly

A RAPIST has been linked to at least 20 sex attacks on elderly women in their beds over the last seven years, Scotland Yard said yesterday.
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence