News Scott Simon, a broadcaster on the US National Public Radio network, staged a Twitter vigil for his terminally ill mother

The American radio broadcaster who won praise for his poignant tweets from the bedside of his terminally ill mother has disclosed that she died on Monday night.

Tim Luckhurst: Wrong way to fight a good cause

The temptation to sympathise with those BBC journalists who disrupted news programmes yesterday, and will work to rule from today, is powerful. The BBC retains the scale and resources to report and analyse the world in a way that few rivals can match.

BBC 'cannot create new jobs'

BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme was disrupted this morning as thousands of journalists staged a strike in protest at compulsory redundancies.

Philip Hensher: At last – a public figure who refuses to deny their past

What is so heartening about Louise Mensch’s response is the sight of a strong-minded person standing up in her own name against a mean, rat-like prig

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Your guide to what's really going on inside the world of the Man booker longlist

My Life In Travel: John Suchet, broadcast journalist

'I enjoy following in Beethoven's footsteps'

BBC journalists set to strike

BBC journalists are to press ahead with a second 24-hour strike on Monday after the failure to resolve a dispute over compulsory redundancies.

The 10 best music memoirs

Tales of raucous excess and tortured creativity are the hallmarks of a good rock autobiography. Best read with a bottle of Jack Daniels at your elbow...

Sacked journalist puts spotlight on Russia's gay pride march ban

The sacking of a journalist at one of Russia's leading news agencies over a homophobic outburst on his blog has reignited an inflammatory debate over a ban on gay pride marches in the country.

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The forgotten Victorian man of letters

A Winter on the Nile, By Anthony Sattin

Nurse and novelist as ships that pass in the night

The Hacker: My purple patch is starting to leave better players red in the face

Suddenly, with a modest flourish of half-decent shots that no one thought me capable of producing, this old hacker has chalked up a few surprise successes in knockout competitions.

Review of Torchwood ‘Rendition’

After an explosive first episode, the pulse-racing pace does not let up as the Torchwood team is forcibly taken to America on the orders of CIA agent Rex Matheson.

Leading article: The dangers of ranging too widely

The Leveson inquiry really ought to be focusing on the regulatory future of the printed press

Book Of A Lifetime: Lolita, By Vladimir Nabokov

The summer after A-levels. I had promised myself that once all the cramming was over, I would buy 'Lolita'. I felt both furtive and outrageously adult as I purchased it in The Totnes Bookshop. I nurtured hazy notions of a racy read to ease my brain after all the Chaucer, imagining this was 'The Valley of the Dolls' with class.

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

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Marginal Streets project documents voters

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Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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