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Darrell Desuze sentenced for killing pensioner Richard Mannington Bowes during riots

The 17-year-old who killed a pensioner during last year’s rioting in London has been locked up for eight years.

The new Moshi Monsters album

Trending: How Moshi Monsters ate the world

Moshi Monsters started life as virtual characters on a children's website but now they're taking over the real world, thanks to toys, stickers – and now their own album

Teenager admits killing OAP during riots

A 17-year-old boy today admitted killing a pensioner during last summer's riots.

Emma Thompson to play Queen in new TV drama

Emma Thompson is to portray the Queen in a TV drama based on the famous Buckingham Palace burglary 30 years ago.

Gormley and Shechter 'deconstruct spectacle' in Survivor

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The Beaver (12A)

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Dry spell 'sees birds short of mud'

Wildlife charity the RSPB is urging the public to provide fresh dollops of mud in their gardens to help birds struggling to build nests in the dry spell.

An American Experiment: George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters, National Gallery, London

While the American Impressionists were trying to pass themselves off as French, the Ashcan Painters developed a voice like Top Cat's

Our battle to restore the Somme's unknown heroes to their families

Over the last 20 months, The Independent has published more than 400 images of Tommies, Aussies and Canadians of the period 1915-16 rescued from a rubbish skip in northern France. The images, which include many group photographs, show the faces of maybe 500 British and Empire soldiers pictured by a local French photographer – or photographers – just before and during the most murderous battle of the 1914-18 war.

Identified at last: faces of the Somme

One by one, the stories behind a wartime photographic archive are being unearthed. John Lichfield reports on a unique project

Fresh talks aim at averting firefighters' strike

Fresh talks aimed at averting strikes by firefighters in London will be held today.

James Lawton: Why Morgan's reprieve has swept arguments against technology into the dustbin

Still, some wonder why from time to time quite a number of us are so outraged by the neglect of technological assistance for match officials.

The Secret History Of: The Quaglino's ashtray

When Terence Conran designs something, it has an instant appeal. So, naturally, objects with such pedigree are cosseted within shops, with a carefully constructed price tag and elaborate alarm systems to deter casual thieves.

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