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Slovakian designer Martin Vargic has mapped out the major sites of the web - click the image above or the gallery below for more detail

Five questions about: Getting online

Isn't that a picture of World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks?

Pablo Picasso's 'Femme assise pres d' une fenetre'

Sotheby's under the Wall Street hammer

As activist and art collector Daniel Loeb invests in the auction house, Nikhil Kumar looks at what might be in store for the venerable firm

Most babies make Facebook debut within an hour of being born

New survey shows how social media has allowed parents to share pictures with loved ones on the other side of the world, as well as brag to their friends.

Life on Marsden: A wristband to signal singletons to predators? What a bad idea

There is a common misapprehension that single people are desperate to be outed in public so they can quickly pair off

Firms hang up on cold-calls

Two of the “big six” utility companies, E.on and SSE, have hung up on cold-calling customers.

Dame Barbara Cartland sold 750 million copies of her books

A novel approach: Is the romance over in the ‘new’ Barbara Cartland manuscripts?

When Dame Barbara Cartland died in 2000, aged 98, her publishers estimated that she’d published 723 historical-romantic novels. The news that she sold 750 million copies of her books is sometimes greeted with scepticism by British readers who have never seen a single copy on sale in any bookshop; but her fame was undoubtedly global.

John - It's out of fashion, but that suits me fine

That my first name has fallen out of the 100 most popular comes as little surprise

Hannah Smith was found hanged at her home

'Why don't you kill yourself?': Hannah Smith's grieving father calls for halt to sinister world of internet abuse

After 14-year-old's death, David Smith accuses ask.fm of 'making millions out of misery'

Jimmy Wales criticised David Cameron's 'ridiculous idea'

'An absolutely ridiculous idea': Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales rejects David Cameron's online porn filter plan

Wales had been a high-profile celebrity adviser to the Prime Minister

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds the Prince of Cambridge

Royal Baby and mobiles lift William Hill

Company revenues for the first half rose 20 per cent to £751.6 million

'Dating scams' add to 27% increase in fraud

So-called "dating scams" have contributed to a 27% increase in the number of frauds reported, official figures show.

Simon Read: Millions want to keep paper bills - we must let them

A campaign was launched this week called Keep Me Posted. It is a response to the growing number of companies pushing people towards paperless bills and statements.

Condé Nast + Konami Code = dinosaur surprises

Entering the famous cheat code onto Vogue, Wired, GQ or Easy Living reveals a hidden easter egg

Cyber Culture: A whole new world of pain for online-game 'griefers'

You'll probably still be unhappy with your download speeds – but at least you'll be reassured that you're not the only one.

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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
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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
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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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
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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