Lawrence duo charged over depot break-in

TWO OF the five suspects in the murder of the black student Stephen Lawrence were yesterday charged with burglary in connection with an alleged break-in at a drinks depot.

Friday Book: A strange fixation with tweed

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Europe's largest shopping centre will start battle of monster malls

YOU CAN drive within 100 yards of what will be Europe's biggest shopping centre and not even notice it.

Motoring: The verdict - Fast and frivolous

Five lucky readers and Michael Booth thrill to the distinctly unGerman BMW M Coupe. Photographs by Teena Taylor

Warm, wet January beats record

UNSEASONABLY warm weather over southern England yesterday brought London its warmest January day since records began more than 150 years ago.

On the right track for a walk in Paris

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Football: Terriers banned for light failures

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Time line is put on the English map

THE ENTIRE route of the Greenwich meridian through Britain, from East Sussex to East Yorkshire, is to be marked for the millennium on a new series of Ordnance Survey maps.

Refugees say life begins in England

ROMANIAN GYPSY refugees, in the care of Kent social services, were blissfully unaware yesterday of the mounting public hysteria that their arrival has caused.

Race relations `damaged by outcry over asylum seekers'

PUBLIC HYSTERIA over a perceived threat to Britain from the recent influx of asylum seekers could cause lasting damage to race relations, charities said last night.

Still profit, not doom, on High Street

Economy: Most retailers are cautiously optimistic about consumer spending as the Christmas trading period begins

Football: Hodgson accepts the accolades

Blackburn Rovers' ebullient manager is proud of his roots in football's twilight zone yet remains eager to learn new skills

It's still ticklesticks in Diddyland

He's not fashionable, but he's back. Again.

Parent group campaigns to ban 11-plus

THE BATTLE over grammar schools, cause of some of the bitterest educational disputes since the war, begins again in earnest this week.

People and business: St Ives founder sells up for pounds 24m

ROBERT GAVRON, the man who formed the St Ives printing company in 1964 and retired as chairman in 1993, has finally cut his last remaining ties with the company which made his fortune and is selling most of his shares.
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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?