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Seven extremely rare photographs of Churchill have been restored and rescued from a barn in Cirencester

Deadhead who took top intelligence job



Alex Allan was appointed head of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) last November.

Errors led to death of nurse in childbirth

A woman died in childbirth at the hospital where she worked as a nurse after a series of errors resulted in her losing a "catastrophic" amount of blood, an inquest concluded yesterday.

Mystery liquid at blast site

The London house destroyed this week by a mysterious explosion was the target of a vandalism attack hours earlier when a purple liquid was poured through the letter box, police said yesterday.

Point-to-Point: Green to narrow gap in title race on Just Here

Oliver Greenall is assured of the men's championship as he is 14 winners clear (37 to 23) of James Tudor, but the ladies' title is developing into a close scrap between former holders Polly Gundry and Rachael Green.

Murder inquiry after body found in blast house

Detectives were investigating today whether a man found dead after a massive explosion ripped through four homes was murdered.

'Lie detectors' will help catch benefit fraudsters

A scheme which checks voice stress levels to catch benefit fraudsters is to be extended across the country under moves which could save £30m a year.

Contest that pits city against the suburbs

The mayoral election has revealed London to be a divided city, with support for Labour concentrated in the inner London boroughs and the Conservatives dominating the suburbs.

Patient airlifted after blast wrecks flats

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and dozens of residents were evacuated after an explosion in a block of flats today.

James Blunt, Brixton Academy, London

Way beyond the call of talent

My Home: Danny Wallace, comedian

The comedian runs his own country from his London flat. But it's a tight squeeze accommodating his subjects

The Morning Rides Behind Us by Tariq Goddard

Give this rumbustious tale a wartime heroes' welcome
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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders