Arts and Entertainment An Edouard Vuillard painting bought for £3,000 on Ebay is thought to be worth £250,000

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

*More home video footage of the July 7 bombings ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan with his baby daughter was shown to a court yesterday for the first time.

Immaculate collections: Inside designer Simon Carter's home

With a magpie's eye for mirrors, jars and glassware, menswear designer Simon Carter is no minimalist. He explains why 'clutterism' rules

Interiors: A river runs through it

It’s hard to believe that this mill house, restored to its former glory, was until recently a run-down group of outhouses. Dominic Bradbury meets the owners with a vision. Photographs by Philip Sinden

Design classics: It's got to be perfect

We asked eight experts, leaders in their respective fields, to pick out the ultimate design classic, a piece of engineering and artistry so perfectly formed that it surpasses all others. The only catch? They weren't allowed to choose one of their own creations...

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

'Mrs Himmler staggered in, drunk as usual. She comes up and starts patting my head like I'm a bulldog'

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

Kate Watson-Smyth reports on a burning issue

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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Time to play God

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MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

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Monaco: the making of Wenger

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

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In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

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Homage or plagiarism?

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Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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