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Sharp lines and strict eroticism

Lynda La Plante is prime suspect in memoir row

Australian reader notices 'similarities' between one of the thriller writer's novels and a harrowing account of Auschwitz from a Holocaust survivor

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'Remains of five youngsters' found at Jersey home

Jersey police have discovered the partial remains of at least five youngsters at Haut de la Garenne, the former children's home at the centre of the island's child abuse investigation, it was revealed.

Weston's end of the pier show

Thousands from across the Bristol Channel watched fire destroy Weston-super-Mare's Edwardian landmark in less than 90 minutes yesterday. With a column of smoke rising 1,000m, it could be seen from 60 miles away

You need a special credit card to eat at Vapiano - for the rare privilege of helping yourself to mulchy pasta

Vapiano, 19-21 Great Portland Street, London W1, tel: 020 7268 0080

Thomas Sutcliffe: Knife crime... sensitivity or broad indifference?

I saw a dispiriting newspaper placard the other day. "Yet another knife killing" it read... and this was before the weekend had added more deaths to the running total. And what struck me as depressing about that poster, one of those used to sell the late edition of a London daily, wasn't just the information it contained, but the suggestive ambiguity of the phrase that had been chosen to publicise the fact.

Sarah Churchwell: It's only right that we suffer for our shoes

A woman named Sophie King has been awarded £7,200 compensation for injuries she sustained when her stiletto heel broke, pitching her on to the ground and breaking her ankle. I've sprained my ankle more than once while wearing silly shoes (yes, I know I'm putting silly before the wrong noun), but my shoes didn't have the decency to break on me.

Actor in residence: Tom Conti's Hampstead home

Now a much-loved family home, Tom Conti's house was once split into flats with lino on the windows. He explains how it was transformed

Two more arrests in child abuse probe

Two more people were arrested today by detectives investigating historical allegations of attacks on children in care on Jersey.

More teeth found at children's home

A further 14 milk teeth have been found in cellars at the Haut de la Garenne former children's home at the centre of an abuse investigation - bringing the total discovery to 27, Jersey Police said today.

Third arrest in Jersey probe

A third man has been arrested in connection with the inquiry into allegations of child sexual abuse on Jersey, police said today.

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