News Freddie Hussey, the three-year-old boy crushed by a trailer in Bristol, was

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

Real Ales and Jazz Festival kicks off today

Today is the first day of the Real Ales and Jazz Festival which this year marks its 25th anniversary.

Condoleezza Rice could be a surprise running mate

Mitt Romney cashes in on Condoleezza Rice speculation

Distraction tactic or not, Republicans express doubts about Rice as running-mate

Hans and Eva Rausing at a function in 2003

Elite users never had to slum it to buy drugs

Eva Rausing's death reminds us that money, while not buying happiness, can buy a lot of narcotics. By Cahal Milmo

Ed Miliband unveils Labour's 'new' signing Tony Blair

At the Arsenal stadium, Blair joins team Miliband – but not all supporters will be cheering

Hans and Eva Rausing at a function in 2003

How riches attract 'elite' drug dealers

Even as the Rausings checked out of rehab, they were surrounded by well-connected pushers

UK entrepreneurs hope for fresh chances as Kickstarter crosses Atlantic

The crowdfunding website Kickstarter has helped launch projects including a commercial spacesuit and an open source submarine. Now the UK’s creative entrepreneurs will get a chance to bring their ideas to life when the investment platform crosses the Atlantic.

Cold running water and a mature garden are attractive features

Primate real estate

Gorillas given helping hand as family expands

Dandy Dick, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1887 comedy has been given a wide berth by directors - it was last staged in the West End in 1973 - and its author largely forgotten. Pinero was celebrated at his peak for his rehabilitation of the farce, and for a while outshone Wilde and Shaw, though his star waned and he died in relative obscurity.

John Constable's The Lock was sent for auction by Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza

Aristocrats at war over £22m sale of Constable painting

The sale of one of John Constable's finest works, an idyllic depiction of rural Suffolk, has provoked a bitter dispute in one of Europe's most flamboyant aristocratic families.

A view of Old Trafford

Manchester United abandon Singapore and head for Wall Street to raise funds

Manchester United have abandoned plans to raise funds in Singapore and will instead seek $100m (£64m) from the New York Stock Exchange.

Girl who sought cancer treatment in Mexico dies

A terminally-ill seven-year-old girl who travelled to Mexico for specialist cancer treatment has died two days after returning to Scotland

Lady Gaga pays record for Alexander McQueen gown

Lady Gaga is believed to have paid a world record price for a gown by her late friend the fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Lady Gaga snaps up Alexander McQueen gown for 'world record price'

Chart star Lady Gaga is believed to have paid a world record price for a gown by her late friend Alexander McQueen at a London auction.

Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney spends the weekend with close political friends

Mitt Romney's weekend away with 700 close friends (who happen to be rich)

Running-mate hopefuls jostle for position at lavish event ahead of $6bn election

High street charity fundraisers to be investigated for poor practice

Charity fundraisers are to be investigated for poor practice amid allegations they were using confusing tactics and flouting rules.

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot