Arts and Entertainment Peep Show duo Mitchell and Webb

Alice Jones' Arts Diary: The novel takes the form of a series of letters from an obsessed fan to a TV game show hostess

Ann Summers given lift by Fifty Shades

Lingerie boss Jacqueline Gold has said the success of the saucy literary hit Fifty Shades of Grey has led to sales at her chain, Ann Summers, going through the roof.

The royal couple in Cambridge

A feelgood foetus? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's news offers hope to bearers of bad tidings

Extinguish all rational thought. Abandon all hope that the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement will make the front pages this week. Stand aside, Leveson Inquiry and its fretful consequences. There’s a royal foetus out there and it’s instantly eclipsed all other news.

EastEnders' Rita Simons accused of abusing daughter over cochlear implant operation

EastEnders star Rita Simons said she has been accused of abusing her deaf six-year-old daughter after deciding she should undergo an operation to enable her to hear.

Fern Britton: Strictly revealed the 'real me'

Fern Britton said her performances on Strictly Come Dancing had shown people "the real me".

Strictly host Tess Daly horrified by 'distracting cleavage'

Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly has vowed to keep her curves under wraps to spare her, and the nation's, blushes.

Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy after discovering genetic defect that leaves her at greater risk of breast cancer

Sharon Osbourne has revealed she underwent a double mastectomy operation to prevent her developing breast cancer.

Party people: Tom Parker Bowles; Mary Portas with her partner, Melanie Rickey

Mega-rich at war! Party crowd vs The well-heeled

Sanchez Manning on locals who want Quintessentially to pipe down

Singer Amy Winehouse in 2007

Winehouse mother: Grief doesn't get any easier

The mother of the late singer Amy Winehouse says that almost a year after her death the grief "doesn't get any easier".

Flying the flag: June Whitfield was a guest on 'We Are Sixty'

The Week In Radio: Royal appointment ruined by cringing contributions

How do you do the Jubilee on the radio? Is it actually possible to discuss the impending royal knees-up without archive films of trestle tables bisecting drab Seventies streets, and of the young monarch gamely watching "exotic" performances under a canopy in an unnamed African country, the Duke silently rolling his eyes in the background.

Judge slams 'Hello magazine approach' to marriage

A High Court judge has hit out at the “Hello magazine approach” to marriage which he said has led to a dramatic increase in divorce and family breakdown.

Michael Buble's insecure romances

Michael Buble's womanising ways stemmed from "insecurity". 

Ryan Giggs: How yoga has stretched the career of very private Ryan

He is surrounded by boy wonders and they've brought the best out of him. James Corrigan talks to a wing commander in the form of his life

Press Watch: Manchester United line-up £40m Rooney deal

Middlesbrough are keen on Kluivert and Birmingham can take their pick from Melchiot, Izzet or Gray
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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
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A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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13 best picnic blankets

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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'