Judging by the national mood, I would urge David Cameron to go to the polls now; the mood is good out there

Radio 1 rapped for swear word game

Radio 1's Scott Mills show has been rapped by the broadcasting watchdog for broadcasting what appeared to be a swear word when children were listening.

The Diary: Poster pilfering

The marketing department at the Barbican has, it appears, become the victim of its own success. Its latest poster campaign on the London Underground has been such a hit with passing commuters that the striking black-and-white portraits of this season's performers have been going missing at a rapid rate.

In The Red: 'All this festivity does is instil fear in those of us dreading the Christmas shop'

Oh no. My local supermarket has got out the Christmas decorations. Yes, already – the full works. There's the gold tinsel and the tacky wall-hangings; the chocolate coins and the buckets of satsumas – even the odd snowy placard boasting festive discounts. In October! We haven't even had Halloween yet – surely the pumpkins and witches' hats should have gone by the time the reindeer arrive?

Arson attacks and death threats force woman priest to flee parish

Terror campaign believed to bework of person with hatred of female clergy

Alice-Azania Jarvis: The vintage gift is just as risky

In the Red: Sorry, Mum, you're going to have to put up with a cheap present this year

God's Own Country, By Ross Raisin

An unsettling rural tale that shows why townies fear the countryside

Album: Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly, Searching for the Hows and Whys (Atlantic)

For his second album, Sam Duckworth - owner of perhaps the most cumbersome pseudonym in pop - opted to leave the solipsistic safety of his bedroom laptop and guitar and call in Nitin Sawhney as producer.

The result is an expansion, rather than extension, of the Get Cape formula: Sawhney brings musical confidence to the arrangements, but Duckworth's voice and his concerns - insecurity, courage, the dangers of fundamentalism and consumerism - are much the same. And, while his opinions are largely agreeable, there's little depth; Duckworth at times slips into facile petulance ("I'm counting down the days until the earth destroys itself/ Through ignorance and gluttony and wealth"), but is mostly just baffled.

Philip Hensher: Mr Vettriano doesn't deserve scorn

I think we have to admit that his work has considerable charm, wherever it comes from

Don Adams

Bumbling Agent 86 in 'Get Smart'

Court order silences Gadget shareholders

The warring shareholders in The Gadget Shop have been gagged from talking about the cause of the dispute that plunged the technology retailer into administration.

Crouch gives decisive twist to 'crazy' Saints soap opera

Southampton 2 - Portsmouth 1

Royal Mail plan to put up prices angers watchdog

Royal Mail clashed with consumer watchdogs yesterday after claiming that it needed to increase the cost of posting letters in order to offset a £247m loss on its domestic mail operations.

A summer holiday with the family (all 109 of them)

The holiday postcard that members of the Gigg family simply cannot send to each other this week is the one saying "Wish You Were Here". That's because they are already there - 109 of them.

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