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Freddie's family said "everyone loved" the three-year-old boy

Julia Gillard announces her resignation after being ousted as Labor Party leader by Kevin Rudd

Australia's former PM Julia Gillard broke the mould – then it broke her

When Julia Gillard  became Australia’s first female PM in June 2010, it was seen as a milestone for gender equality in Australia.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 25 June 2013

Brady ‘makes soup on hunger strike’

The Girl Guides have nothing to do with religion and they never have done

Anyone feeling nostalgic for the old wording of the Girl Guides' oath should remember the real joy of guiding is in meeting new friends and learning new skills

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with her partner Tim Mathieson

Page 3 Profile: Julia Gillard, Australian Prime Minister

Hasn’t been a great week for Gillard, has it?

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with her partner Tim Mathieson

'Is your partner gay?' Shock jock sacked over Gillard interview

Radio host widely condemned for live questioning of Prime Minister

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

'Gender wars' flare with vengeance over Australia opposition's crude joke at Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Australia's "gender wars" have reignited with a vengeance, with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, warning that politics will be dominated by "men in blue ties" if her Labor government loses power, and the opposition Liberal Party embarrassed by revelations about a fundraising dinner menu containing crude references to Ms Gillard's physique.

Getting involved is the only way to get ahead

Students need to make themselves stand out against the crowd. It's as easy as finding what you like and getting stuck in

Isa Abdur Rahman was killed last month

British doctors putting their lives on the line in Syria

The death of a young British doctor in Syria has spurred support for a small UK charity that is among the few bringing frontline medical aid to civilians caught up in the conflict – often provided by NHS doctors putting their careers on hold, or giving up holidays to bring their expertise to one of the world's most bitter war zones.

Kevin Caroll, EDL deputy leader, addresses supporters of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) near Downing Street in central London

Woolwich terror attack: Help for Heroes rejects all donations linked to English Defence League

The leader of the far-right group, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had pledged to donate money to the charity via a Just Giving page

Donations surge crashes Help For Heroes website

The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of its tops.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

An interview with Sheriff Arpaio

Never mind Arizona – he’s known as the toughest cop in the world. The Editor-in-Chief went to meet him

Tory Lord Feldman to face questions about allegations he described grassroots activists as 'swivel-eyed loons'

The Conservative Party Chairman, Lord Feldman, has privately admitted speaking to journalists who reported a senior Tory figure describing local party activists as “swivel-eyed loons”, it emerged on Sunday.

Parks nearing the top of Everest during the 737 Challenge

Extreme Sports: Richard Parks finds a whole new world at ends of the earth

Former Wales rugby player came back from injury to break new ground

Sailing clothes maker Gill may hoist for-sale sign

The founder of Gill, the sailing clothing specialist, has appointed advisers to examine its strategic options, including a possible sale for up to £20m.

The Independent on Sunday Happy List 2013

It’s back! Our antidote to those greed-is-good rich lists returns for a sixth successful year. On the next pages Jemma Crew names 100 inspiring people who have selflessly enriched the lives of others in the past year

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