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

Teenager 'subjected to racist tirade' before his throat was slashed

The friends of a 17-year-old boy stabbed to death in a London street at the weekend have described how his attacker launched into a drunken racist rant moments before lashing out.

Gardens: Sharp movers

How has a couple with no horticultural experience created a garden that even Anna Pavord covets? With some spiky agaves and one heck of a vision

Four teenagers charged with Shakilus murder

Four teenagers were tonight charged with the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend.

Jersey bone fragments 'could suggest homicide'

Detectives investigating allegations of abuse at a former Jersey children's home said today that bone fragments found in a cellar "could suggest" homicide.

Le Cassoulet, 18 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, Surrey

Are the residents of south London ready to swap their Indian takeaways for 'proper' French bistro fare?

Churchgoer conned fellow worshippers out of £3m

A churchgoer posing as a City trader is facing jail after conning his fellow worshippers out of millions of pounds to pay for a life of "wild extravagance".

Dionne Warwick, Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Her entrance was so low-key that half the audience hadn't realised that she'd arrived. No band intro, no following spotlight. There followed several faltering minutes during which she explained why she'd come, reprimanded her backing singers for talking during her opening spiel (well, I guess you can do that to your sister and your cousin), and called for the ushers to check on some poor unfortunate who'd started sneezing and yelping from the stalls. "Where was I? What next?" she said. "A song?" someone yelled.

Pub chef jailed for 34 years for murder of teenage model

A pub chef with a history of sex offences and violence against women must serve at least 34 years of a life term for the murder of the 18-year-old aspiring model, Sally Anne Bowman.

Merson angered as late kick-off boosts Derby survival bid

The First Division's one remaining relegation issue could be settled this evening if Walsall fail to pull off an unlikely win over in-form play-off contenders Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Such an outcome, combined with a victory for Gillingham over Coventry, would leave Walsall effectively condemned to drop into the Second Division should Derby County then defeat Millwall at Pride Park.

Letter: Employing guile

Sir: The ruling on behalf of the teenager whose interview was terminated after three minutes because the job involved heavy lifting and she was pregnant, means that employers must develop new, subtle but time-wasting procedures when interviewing ("Pregnant girl wins job payout", 15 December).

Prayers for swordsman at the church he changed for ever

A CHRISTMAS CONGREGATION FORGIVES, BUT CANNOT FORGET

Minerva raises pounds 71m to fund Piccadilly scheme

MINERVA, THE property company, is to raise pounds 71m through a rights issue, partly to fund a deal to buy the Criterion development in central London.

The Thursday Poem; GOLDEN VERSES by Gerard De Nerval, translated by William Stone

Well then - all things feel! (Pythagoras)
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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

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Monique Roffey: The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections

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Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

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Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

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