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Men can feel out of place at mother-and-toddler groups. But male-only parenting events are proving hugely popular. By Heather Bateman

Harman faces driving charges

Harriet Harman, the deputy Labour leader, is to be charged with driving without due care and attention and driving while using a mobile phone, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last night.

Harriet Harman prosecuted after crash 'while using phone'

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Business Dairy: Australia's hottest takeover battle

Hot news from Australia, where the adult entertainment sector is going through a consolidation phase. Still, the online retailer Adultshop wasn't expecting the takeover approach it received yesterday, and was taken by surprise with a $5.2m bid from a Melbourne chain of sex stores called Sexyland.

Is it a diary? Is it an ad? No, it's a mummy blog

New mothers are turning to the internet in ever greater numbers to record the highs and lows of parenting. Susie Mesure reports

The feral beast: Lord Rennard's party buddy

Just as well Ed Stourton wasn't on duty for the Today programme on Friday when Lord Rennard stepped down as the Lib Dems' chief executive for "health reasons", nothing to do with his £40,000 expenses on a second home when he has a house two miles from Westminster.

The Mansion, 255 Gipsy Road, Dulwich, London

The Mansion is a fantastic sight on the road from Dulwich to Crystal Palace. It's a great bulky lump of Victorian architecture, as solid as a fortress, and dominates the landscape. Once it was merely a boozer called The Paxton but, since it was bought by Ben Sowton (the guy responsible for the terrifically groovy White House in Clapham), it's been transformed. The ground floor's painted black outside, the first floor's all brickwork with black trim.

Kelvin MacKenzie: Loud mouth

The former editor and aspiring MP has a rich track record for insulting people who live north of Watford

Lord's prayer: Andrew Adonis on why he still has faith in academies

Despite the hostility to the Government's academies programme, Lord Adonis, the Schools Minister, remains resolutely optimistic. He tells Richard Garner about his plans

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At the Saint Sebastians exhibition you might think you're seeing double

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A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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