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Conservative Coalition brings an end to six years of Labor rule

Greek lessons

Nelson Mandela: My common cause with Cecil Rhodes

Taken from a speech to the Rhodes Trust by the former President of South Africa

Major Rhodes ahead: farewell to the fielder of dreams

An eye-catching cricketer starts his fourth World Cup today. Gary Lemke says he has a big role still

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Outsider Art by Colin Rhodes | Voltaire's Coconuts by Ian Buruma | Sergio Leone by Christopher Frayling | The Museum Guard by Howard Norman | Underground by Tobias Hill

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Forget the interactive film - here's the interactive novel

Here she was, breakfast not even washed up; what would her husband, Jeff the journalist, think?

`PRIEST' ROBS RHODES BANK

`PRIEST' ROBS RHODES BANK

THE SITTER'S TALE: Zandra Rhodes

New faces at the National Portrait Gallery: how the designer's sculpture emerged from the flames

Pop: Something to bleat about

Pop LAMB THE PARADOX BRIGHTON

Historical Notes: The restoration of Britain's manhood

WAS THE love that dare not speak its name indirectly responsible for the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902? With the centenary of that disastrous conflict impending, it's instructive to consider the homoerotic impulses that paved the way for this ill- advised, fin-de-siecle manifestation of brute British manhood. The curious behaviour of John Ruskin's disciples bears investigation.

Accountants' merger fails to add up

THE PROPOSED merger between two of the UK's leading accountancy firms, Robson Rhodes and Pannel Kerr Forster, has been unexpectedly scrapped just a week before completion due to "irreconcilable differences."

Wednesday Law Report: Inconsistency alone is not abuse of process

17 March 1999 Bradford & Bingley Building Society v Seddon (Hancock and others as third parties) Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Nourse, Lord Justice Auld and Lord Justice Ward) 11 March 1999
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness