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

Lord Greene of Harrow Weald

Moderate railwaymen's leader

Anthony Ainley

The Master, arch-enemy of Doctor Who

Bites: Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year - it's the turn of the ram this weekend - at the pick of oriental restaurants

Rooney finds out the hard way for Everton

Birmingham City 1 Everton 1

Burton punishes Blades again

Derby County 2 Sheffield United 1

Norris wins backing of Tories to rejoin race for mayor

STEVEN NORRIS, the former Tory transport minister, announced yesterday that he would rejoin the race for London mayor, after reassurance from senior figures that neither his extra-marital affairs nor his pro- gay rights stance would pose problems for the party.

Rumours of depressiondog Dobson as Norris rejoins race Norris wins backing of Tories and rejoins race for mayor

STEVEN NORRIS, the former Tory transport minister, announced yesterday that he would rejoin the race for London mayor, after reassurance from senior figures that neither his extra-marital affairs nor his pro- gay rights stance would pose problems for the party.

Letter: Voters' choice

Sir: If Maria Hellyer (letter, 16 November) and others like her who want "none of the above" on their ballot papers are so concerned about the good government of the country, then they have an option. They should stand themselves, and offer those like them the opportunity to vote.

Obituary: George Sims

THE SON of a successful shoe importer and wholesaler, the bookseller and writer George Sims was proud of his grandfather's more plebeian role as a policeman on the beat in a tough London district.

Sex attacker caught by camera

Sex attacker caught by camera

Letter: As rich as Crassus

Sir: The study of classics may be in decline, but it would be encouraging if journalists got their classical references right. Anne McElvoy ("Never underestimate a rich man's anger when forced to resign", 9 August) confuses Croesus (king of Lydia in the mid-sixth century BC) with Crassus, a Roman millionaire of the first century. And the eastern empire against which he campaigned was the Parthian one, not the Persian.

Letter: Imperial century

Sir: The Independent carried no news of the Queen Mother's 99th birthday. This is yet another example of your obsessional republicanism.
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How I outwitted the Gestapo

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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all