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England icon’s grandson has taken circuitous route to Test debut
We had a toe-to-toe argument about who would sit in the back seat... He won
Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers
The good news is that Welch has given up playing the drums.
Chris Smalling's career has taken off in spectacular style. Last year, the centre half was playing for Maidstone in non-league football. Currently at Fulham, he has agreed terms with Manchester United and will join the Champions in the summer.
A break from the classroom gives a welcome chance to refresh skills
Tony McNulty, former employment minister, had to make a humiliating apology in the Commons after claiming expenses on a property occupied rent-free by his parents.
Skirmishes after London mosque is targeted on anniversary of 9/11 attacks