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Police in Quebec say a fire at a seniors' residence in Quebec has left eight dead and 24 missing.

Goal costs Ladbrokes

Sergio Aguero's goal in the 94th minute of the last game of the football season clinched the title for Manchester City – and cost Ladbrokes £3m in payouts.

11:57 - Gold for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the rowing women’s pairs final

Britain celebrates as rowers and cycling champion race into gold-medal history

Five days of patient, and not so patient, waiting came to an end yesterday as Britain was rewarded with its first gold medal, promptly followed by another to quieten the critics.

Machete hero had just become a British citizen

A hero who wrestled a man armed with a machete to the ground after he broke into a church hall and attacked a group of women's barbershop singers had become a British citizen only hours earlier.

The 10 Best children's activity books

Keep boredom at bay on long journeys or dull afternoons this summer with pages and pages of interactive entertainment

Financial Times' Lionel Barber to face more questions

Six months after appearing at the Leveson Inquiry, Lionel Barber, editor of the “Financial Times”, is due to be questioned at a very different hearing this afternoon when he will publicly defend his actions at an employment tribunal.

If This Is Home By Stuart Evers

Fear, loathing and lies in Las Vegas

Fake Olympic flags seized at Heathrow airport

Thousands of fake Olympic flags have been seized at Heathrow airport.

Britvic sales hit by rain and recall

A wet-weather sales plunge has piled on the pain at Britvic, the soft drinks firm which is already reeling under a £25m bill to recall childrens' drink Fruit Shoot.

Sports brands 'don't boost performance'

Many sports drinks, protein shakes and expensive trainers that are claimed to boost performance do no such thing, an investigation has found. Scientists who examined the claims made for some of sport's leading brands found "a striking lack of evidence" to support them.

Relief Healthcare fined for selling unapproved beds

A company has been fined more than £10,000 for selling unapproved beds to vulnerable elderly people, a regulator has said.

Ethical loan deal helps 26,000 new businesses

An ethical, micro-loan scheme which allows people to lend directly to potential entrepreneurs in developing countries has broken through the £1m barrier.

Market Report: US profit warning fallout hits Aggreko

Woe on Wall Street was causing sorrow in the Square Mile yesterday. In the wake of a number of profit warnings from the US, where the latest results season has just begun, Aggreko was one of the stocks to be hit on the read-across.

The 10 Best summer nail polishes

Technicolor talons in rainbow hues and pretty pastels will brighten your day even when the sun isn’t shining

Debenhams woos Germans

Debenhams has launched its first foreign language website in Europe's biggest economy, Germany, to capitalise on the "Britishness" of its brand ahead of the Olympics.

Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden, By Rachel Lichtenstein

This slice of London history reveals a parallel culture of Jewish and Italian local enterprise

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence