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Fiona Bruce said the owner has 'bagged themselves the bargain of the century'

Jersey bone fragments 'could suggest homicide'

Detectives investigating allegations of abuse at a former Jersey children's home said today that bone fragments found in a cellar "could suggest" homicide.

Bomber joked about his death

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Glimmers of hope from the people of a ruined country

The abandoned brick kilns outside Bulawayo are a fitting backdrop to begin a journey through a ruined country. The derelict ovens and chimneys have been picked apart for anything that could be salvaged or sold. The blackened rubble that remains stretches for half a mile along the road to the capital, Harare, offering some shelter or a place to sleep for those who begin waiting for a lift from first light.

Cooper Brown: He’s Out There

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Six to View: Overseas

Life's a beach

Where the hearth is: Fitting the right fireplace can add thousands to the value of your home

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Walking on sunshine: It's no surprise that when rug designer Helen Yardley and her husband moved into their light-filled north London home, they decided not to scrimp on the flooring

Our five-bedroom house in Camden, north London, was built in 1851 and we moved in around 10 years ago; our daughter was conceived two weeks after we settled in. I like the living-room because it's very high, light and peaceful, especially after being stuck on the Tube. It has some of my favourite art in it, including something by Hughie O'Donoghue, bought from Purdy Hicks on Hoxton Street - although I normally hate it when people are obsessed with buying named pieces when it's not from the heart.

The way we live now, by Peter York: Aga saga

There was a time - the early Nineties - when a lot of people started to think they never wanted to see a sentimental kitchen again. Sentimental kitchens were "country" ones in London SW11, or self-consciously scatty ones anywhere, places so cobwebbed with whimsy that you couldn't imagine a decent meal or a New Labour Project or a Clerkenwell Design Prize emerging from them in a million years.

Lib Dems promise to cut taxes for millions

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell promised today to cut taxes for millions of lower and middle income earners.

Channel 4 ready to launch radio service to rival BBC

Richard & Judy, Lost, Big Brother and the Channel 4 News have been turned into radio shows as part of a bid by Channel 4 to become a national radio broadcaster to rival the BBC.

Massive blast hits chemical plant

An investigation is under way today into a massive explosion at a chemical plant.

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