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

Anthony Hilton: Why universities have to go for the money

Thursday started with a lively debate on Radio 4's Today on whether it was good or bad for universities to solicit funds from the private sector. The concern was that academic freedom would be compromised by the need to raise money. The alternative view was that universities cannot live on fresh air. Government no longer pays all the bills, so universities either shrink or try to find money elsewhere.

Rule of thumb: Bradley Wiggins is favourite to win Sports Personality

Bradley Wiggins set for rugby sevens role

Olympic champion and Tour de France hero Bradley Wiggins will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens - as a water carrier.

More than 40 people have now said they were abused by Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile 'took young girls on night visits to nurse accommodation'

Jimmy Savile regularly took teenage girls to a hospital block alone, a former porter has claimed.

A 1999 photograph of Jimmy Savile

Former BBC Governor Sir Roger Jones' shock confession: 'We wouldn't let Jimmy Savile near Children in Need'

The former head of Children in Need has revealed that paedophiles target the annual charity appeal "just like flies around the honey pot" and that Jimmy Savile was banned from any association with the telethon.

VIDEO: Matrix director stuns gala crowd with transgender coming out tale

You may know Lana Wachowski as one half of the sibling directorial team behind The Matrix trilogy and the upcoming Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. What you might not know, is that Wachowski is also well-regarded for her bravery in speaking openly about her experiences growing up transgender.

Jimmy Savile linked charities to close amid allegations of sexual abuse by the late broadcaster

Jimmy Savile’s charities are to close after their trustees decided that even a change of name could not prevent their association with the personality fatally damaging their causes.

Police bugging device captured London terror suspect describing group as 'Four Lions' - from the film about incompetent jihadis

A police bugging device captured one of the defendants telling his estranged wife that she must think they were the “Four Lions” - a reference to the British film about an incompetent group of home-grown jihadis, the court heard.

Jimmy Savile volunteering as a hospital porter in 1970

Stoke Mandeville Hospital still has questions to answer over the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal

This week the Independent established that premises there were used at will by the television presenter. What else can they tell us about his stay there?

Playboy TV filmed the movie, which is a erotic spoof of 1980s classic TV series Knight Rider, in just 10 hours amongst the tunnels at the historic fort. Filmakers reportedly paid more than £1,000 to hire out the venue.

Row after beautiful 18th century fort is used as location for pornographic film

A beautiful 18th century fort, recently reopened with the help of a £50,000 Lottery grant, is at the centre of a row after it was used as the location for a pornographic film.

Jimmy Savile's charities should close down and give their money to others

Charities for victims of abuse should accept money from Savile's organisations, not least because they will most likely use it better

Today's wacky web stories: Virtual genocide, Jay-Z rides the subway and the real Halloween horror!

Virtual genocide, outer-space real estate, Jay-Z rides the subway, the real Worzel Gummidge, how an FBI fugitive shook hands with the President.

Barack Obama laughs off poor debate performance

President Barack Obama, raising cash from celebrities in California, took a good-natured shot at his own underwhelming debate performance, marvelling at how his friends in the entertainment business could turn in flawless showings every time.

Sir Jimmy Savile has been accused of assaulting girls as young as 14

After 40 years in the public eye, dark rumours that haunted Sir Jimmy Savile leave reputation in tatters

New account of star's 'imperious' efforts to keep abuse claims secret raises heat on star's BBC bosses. Adam Sherwin reports

Sir Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter

Police admit they received Savile assault complaint

Police have confirmed that they received an indecent assault complaint about Jimmy Savile in 2007 as allegations of a cover-up continued to surface about the television personality yesterday.

Terror suspects fight extradition

Radical cleric Abu Hamza and other terror suspects will attempt to persuade the High Court tomorrow to halt their extradition from the UK to the US.

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