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Interview: Doughty's thrilling novel of adultery and murder captures the zeitgeist in women's fiction.

Amy Jenkins: Don't be fooled when siblings talk about being friends

I mostly get on with my brother and sisters and so have never thought much about sibling rivalry.

Ed Miliband now bookie's favourite to win Labour leadership race

For the first time since the contest began, Ed Miliband is favourite with bookmaker Coral to become the new leader of the Labour party. The younger Miliband is now the odds-on 8-11 favourite to replace Gordon Brown, with brother David out to evens.

New Labour gives way to Hard Labour as battle to replace Brown proves interminable

No great drama, no new philosophy, no knock-out blows. So, Brian Brady asks: just what have we learned from the campaign?

New Labour MPs 'prefer David to Ed Miliband'

David Miliband has won the support of more of Labour's new generation of MPs than his younger brother, Ed.

David Miliband twice as popular as Ed, says poll

David Miliband is the choice of Labour voters to be the next leader of the party, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.

The Sketch: Has David Miliband really got what it takes to be a leader?

Nice, decent, liberal, progressive, modern-minded David Miliband was trying to winkle something nasty out of William Hague's recent tabloid embarrassments. He came up with "we have an absent Foreign Secretary, not an active Foreign Secretary". The House went a little still and waited for the punchline, the wallop, the pay-off, the zinger. We're still waiting; that was it.

32,000 'surge' in Labour party membership

More than 32,000 people have joined Labour since the general election, including 10,000 former Liberal Democrat supporters, the party's acting leader said today.

Survey puts Ed Milibandahead of David in Labour vote

David Miliband has admitted his campaign for the Labour leadership received a "wake-up call" after a poll showed his brother, Ed, had moved into a narrow lead.

Matthew Norman's Diary: Murdoch inquiry could clinch Labour leadership for David Miliband

With a YouGov poll showing the Milibandroid race too close to call and the odds shortening against Forrest Gump, as Little Ed is now known by David's campaign, we are reminded that with elections you never know what you're gonna get.

Ed Miliband: I'm the best candidate for Labour leadership

Labour leadership hopeful Ed Miliband claimed today he had the momentum to win the party's leadership race after a poll put him ahead of his elder brother David.

John Rentoul: The brothers will keep Balls at bay

David's confidence and Ed's desire to appear confident may pave the way to No 11 for Yvette Cooper

David Miliband warns of long spell in opposition

David Miliband warned today that Labour risked three or four terms out of office if it picks the wrong leader to succeed Gordon Brown.

Dennis Skinner backs David Miliband for Labour leader

David Miliband's Labour leadership bid received a boost today when he was backed by veteran left-winger Dennis Skinner.

Unite union 'ignored rules in endorsing Ed Miliband'

Britain's biggest union has been accused of ignoring Labour rules in the way it is urging its members to back Ed Miliband in the party's leadership election.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links