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Denilson denies rift with Fabregas

Denilson maintains there is no rift with his team-mate Cesc Fabregas, clarifying his statements about Arsenal's leadership.

Britons 'waste 91 hours with alarm snooze button'

Lazy Britons are wasting up to 91 hours a year just by hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks, according to a survey.

Man found dead in flat suffered head injuries

A murder victim whose body was found at his flat had suffered severe head injuries, police confirmed today.

MI6 officer last seen eight days before his body found

The last confirmed sighting of the MI6 officer found murdered in his London home was eight days before his body was discovered, police said last night.

The ten best sofa beds

Lie back, relax, and take in our selection of the finest sofa beds. Ideally suited for a husband in the dog house or a best friend too merry to find their way home.

The A-Z of giving: Perfect presents for every alphabetical individual

Friends, family... they’re all so different. Luckily, we’ve identified perfect presents for every alphabetical individual.



Business dip hits foreign visitor numbers

The UK's ability to attract overseas visitors is being hit by a dearth of foreign business travellers, it was revealed today.

Paper Heart (PG)

This indie squib wobbles briefly on a tightrope between sincerity and cuteness before plunging headlong to a death-by-whimsy.

The Agitator: 'I have deceived my friends, and I had millions of them'

The 2nd of November, like each of its 364 essential cousins of calendar, is almost inevitably twinned with an historic anniversary snoozing somewhere in the catacombs of history

I Love You, Beth Cooper (15)

Chris Columbus has been the directorial hand behind some dire movies – Home Alone, Nine Months, Stepmom – but he at least tries something slightly different here, with a script by Larry Doyle that almost tips into raunchiness.

Catherine Townsend: To Tell Or Not To Tell?

I'm in LA for a few days, but I was really interested to read The Frisky's take on whether or not you should tell a friend if you suspect that their partner has been cheating.

Life on the Fringe: Your friends need you (or just your cash)

Getting a show up to Edinburgh costs money, a lot of money, often a lot of private money from the person or persons driving the project. Accommodation in Edinburgh is certainly not cheap during the Fringe, nor is travel up and back and the performances themselves aren't cheap to put on.

Rhodri Marsden: Suffering from website envy?

Two friends of mine had a major spat a couple of years ago over their respective website designs. The fact that they didn't much care for each other in the first place didn't help the situation, but one of them claimed – with some justification, it has to be said – that the other had swiped the overall look of her website and indiscreetly applied it to his.

Sir Henry Hodge

We are poorer by the death of Henry Hodge (obituary, 30 June), but richer by his lifelong work, writes Andy Thomas.

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

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Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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