News A tractor sits in flood water still present in fields on the Somerset Levels near Langport in Somerset

Some villages cut off by floodwater by almost a month

Extra police to supervise ticketless fans at Wigan

Extra police will be on duty for Manchester United's decisive Premier League game at Wigan tomorrow.

M&S buys 51% of eastern European partner

Marks and Spencer has bought a 51 per cent stake in its eastern European franchise partner for £10.6m as it cranks up the number of stores in the region.

Matthew Norman: One law for MPs, another for the rest of us

Anyone in need of a giggle, as we all are more than usual in these economically unsettling times, is directed to the Fourth Report into The Conduct of Mr Derek Conway by the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges of the House of Commons.

'Stoned' loner who killed jogger is jailed for life

A loner who murdered a Harrods shop assistant and buried her body on the common where she used to go jogging was jailed for life yesterday.

Last Night's TV: God save the Queen, she's a human being

Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work, BBC1; Help Me Love My Baby, Channel 4

Biarritz Viewpoint: Yachvili beaten as Basque pack crack

Cardiff has never struck many visitors as a place that reminds one of the beautiful Basque coast. Now, Biarritz's beaten, broken rugby men will forever look upon the Welsh capital as a place of dark memories after their Heineken Cup final defeat yesterday.

Investors go on a hot run in the 'emerging' East

Some people have trebled their money in Central Europe and Russia. Can it continue?

Brace yourself for a dip in the Baltic Sea

Once a favourite with Russians, Latvia's resorts are being discovered by tourists from across Europe, says Robin Buss

British women to contest three finals

The flagship four of Matthew Pinsent, Ed Coode, James Cracknell and Steve Williams berthed safely in Saturday's final for a head-to-head with the Canadians yesterday, but the other four men's crews on parade were dumped into B finals for rankings of seven to 12 by fractions of seconds.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

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