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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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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London