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

Football: Non-league notebook: Wealdstone seek higher things

The first qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Vase does not normally produce the tournament's two Wembley finalists, but there is a chance it may do so this year.

Letter: Money floods in for cancer boy

Sir: What a tremendous response from readers of The Independent to our appeal for leukaemia boy Fahim Manji, the 12-year-old from Tanzania who cannot get chemotherapy back home or be treated on the NHS. Our offices at The Harrow Observer have been inundated with donations since you reported Fahim's plight on your front page (16 August).

Doctors' agonising dilemma over cash-strapped family and dying son

Doctors have told the family of an 11-year-old boy dying from leukaemia that his treatment may have to be stopped unless they can raise at least pounds 50,000.

Letter: India: a rich source of English words

Sir: It is good to know that not only are Indian writers entertaining the world with their English novels but India, some 50 years after independence, remains a major source of new words for the Oxford English Dictionary (William Hartston's analysis: "My word, what does it all mean", 24 July).

A LAW UNTO HIMSELF

Adrian Turpin talks back to CLIVE ANDERSON

Letter: Behind the image of Mountbatten

Sir: The image of India's last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, faded globally long before Jan McGirk discovered it had ("Image of last Viceroy fades under new order", 31 March).

Trainerspotting

Minute shifts in the footsie index of cool mean your trainers could be unwearable next week. Play safe with Matthew Sweet's guide to infra dig and ultra hip - plus we challenge you to match up our four archetypal sneaker wearers (below) with their missing footwear

Clones. They're old news

I have been surprised by all the fuss about cloning. Clearly, the scientists who replicated a sheep and who are now talking about the possibility of a multitude of Spice Girls are unfamiliar with executive home builders. These housing titans are light years ahead of the scientific fraternity. They have been cloning homes for decades and the fruits of their labour can be found dotted around the suburbs of metropolitan communities up and down the nation.

Obituary: Sir Horace Cutler

Horace Cutler was the most formidable figure in the politics of London since Herbert Morrison, the pre-war leader of the old London County Council. But whereas Morrison went on to perform on the national stage - becoming Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, as well as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party - Cutler's achievements were confined entirely to local affairs.

Book review / Don Juan: the paradox

BYRON: The Flawed Angel by Phyllis Grosskurth, Hodder pounds 20

Letter: Lessons on the Holocaust

Sir: I am appalled at the generalisation made by Becky Johns ("Muslims who deny Holocaust", Letters, 7 February) about young Muslims. The experience of your writer is limited to those students who study English as a second language - a very small minority of young Muslims.

Pupils on parade: the cadet corps remembered

Michael Portillo's call to create a new "lads army" may have stiffened the sinews in the Tory shires, but for others it has stirred a more shadowy pool of reminiscence. The Defence Secretary's proposal last week to expand the Combined Cadet Force into most British schools was supported by John Major on the grounds that it would increase discipline, self-esteem, team- work and responsibility.

Dorrell fails to bring rebels back to the fold

Attempts by Stephen Dorrell, the Secretary of State for Health, to pacify two Tory rebels angry about the closure of hospital casualty units appeared to have failed last night.

Tory rebels talk peace

Two Tory rebels who were angered by a government decision about a local hospital today meet Stephen Dorrell, Secretary of State for Health. At least one could be brought back into the fold.

DIARY : John Prescott puts the party first

Evelyn Waugh was once asked what he did for his college. "I drank for it," was the succinct reply. He would have been at home around Westminster last week, where the parties were as thick as the leaves that strew the brooks of Vallombrosa. Creevey's scouts were out and about to bring you a front-line report, from the gin-and-tonic-face, so to speak.
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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

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King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

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