Sport 19-year-old Kyle Edmund has been selected in Great Britain's Davis Cup squad

The 19-year-old was named for the first time by captain Leon Smith and could be handed the second doubles slot to play alongside the Wimbledon champion after impressing

David Bowie - An absolute beginner

After David Bowie's first album flopped he ran a folk night in Beckenham, studied mime and, fortunately, wrote Space Oddity, the hit that saved his career. Now his unloved debut is being re-released. Will Hodgkinson reports

The secret to creating a calm classroom without conflict

A tried and tested technique to resolve disputes is being pioneered in schools for the first time – and the results are clear.

Tobin: Jewellery checked for links to unsolved murders

The extent of Peter Tobin's serial killings may never be known.

Lunch with one fat lady: Fish lips and duck webs with Clarissa Dickson-Wright

If her political views are a little hard to swallow, her idea of a slap-up meal is no less challenging

Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: My wife says I should have a child by someone else

Dear Virginia,

My wife and I have been married 12 years and have always wanted a child. By living pretty frugally – not smoking or drinking, no foreign holidays and so on – we've got to a point where we could afford one. She is 38, so her biological clock is ticking. But she now says it's too late, she'd be too tired, and she doesn't want to perpetuate her parent's genes – her mother was mentally ill. She says I should have a child by someone else, but I love her, and I'd love my own child. What can I do?

Yours sincerely, Patrick

Murder detectives reopen blaze investigation

Detectives today announced they have reopened a six-year-old murder investigation into a house fire which killed a mother and her teenage daughter in a seaside town.

A grand way to take to the skies

There’s no doubt that the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne is a place which evokes a bygone era, but it seemed a bit much that you could lie on your four-poster bed, look over your balcony onto the English Channel and see a Lancaster bomber rumble past your window, flanked by a Spitfire and a Hurricane. Attention to detail, you think to yourself, that’s the beauty of these old-style hotels. They think of everything ...

Ljubicic's tournament ended by ankle agony

Former world No 3 Ivan Ljubicic limped out of the Eastbourne International yesterday after injuring his ankle in a heavy fall.

Seeds squeezed out at revamped Eastbourne

The Seeded players Paul-Henri Mathieu of France and Italian Andreas Seppi bowed out in straight sets on the opening day of the ATP grass-court tournament at Eastbourne yesterday. A week before the start of Wimbledon, the third-seeded Mathieu fell 6-4, 6-2 to Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, and the seventh-seeded Seppi was beaten 7-6, 7-5 by Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic.

Couple who jumped with dead son are named

A grieving couple who placed the body of their dead son in a rucksack before plunging to their deaths from cliffs at Beachy Head were named today by police.

Parents leap to death with body of son

A couple killed themselves by jumping to their deaths from a notorious suicide spot with the body of their five-year-old boy in a closed rucksack. The parents were said to have been unable to come to terms with their son's death, believed to be the result of an illness.

Dead child found with Beachy Head bodies

The bodies of a man, woman and child were found at the foot of a cliff today, police said.

South Downs get protected status

The South Downs, the 627 square-miles of undulating chalkland that spreads across Sussex and Hampshire, were designated Britain's newest national park yesterday – more than 60 years after the area was first recommended for protection.

Leading article: The case for sex on television

The proposals to allow advertisements for pregnancy advisory services to be aired on television and radio, and for condom adverts to be shown before the 9pm watershed, have reactivated a familiar debate about the official approach to sex education in this country.

British tourist was killed for his dinghy

Confusion surrounds Malcolm Robertson's killing by three Burmese men as his wife slept on their yacht in the Andaman Sea
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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes