Wasps’ Christian Wade makes a break during the defeat against Newcastle

Newcastle left to sweat it out after heroics

Wasps 10 Newcastle 14

Six men remanded in custody over child exploitation

Six men were remanded in custody yesterday after they appeared in court as part of an investigation into child exploitation in Oxford.

Charlie Hodgson: England No 10 has recovered from an injured finger to start for Saracens

Weekend Preview: Hodgson back to help weakened champions

Saracens v Northampton

Antony Worrall Thompson: 'I don't think you can beat strawberries
and raspberries for dessert at this time of year'

Antony Worrall Thompson 'sorry' for shoplifting

Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson apologised today for his "stupid and irresponsible actions" after he was arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine at a supermarket.

Woman dies in coach crash

An elderly woman has died after the car she was a passenger in was in a crash with two coaches on a dual carriageway, police said.

Charlotte Roche: Troubled mind of a taboo-buster

The British-born author scandalised her adopted country of Germany with an explicit debut novel, Wetlands. So will her semi-autobiographical follow-up cause a similar sensation?

Judges rule shod feet are weapons

Shod feet count as weapons when used to kick defenceless victims, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Chris Bryant: Scourge of Murdoch

The humbling of a once mighty newspaper empire owes much to the bravery of an MP whose stature is growing by the day

Questions Of Cash: 'I was told to foot unpaid bill of shared house'

Q. I lived in a shared house in Brighton for two years until August 2010. None of us took overall responsibility for the bills, so we arranged with the electricity provider, Good Energy, to have four bills, for each person, or couple, living there.

Andy McSmith: What that word 'reasonable' actually means

It is not often that a generalisation by a politician is followed so quickly by a serious example in real life. It was only on Tuesday that David Cameron told journalists at a press conference in 10 Downing Street that the government was going to clarify the law to ensure that people who use 'reasonable force' to protect their homes from intruders.

Peak District route claims title of Britain's most dangerous road

A perilous 12km road running through the Peak District National Park has been officially named Britain's most dangerous highway.

Man held after woman found dead

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a house.

Christmas? It's just another day at work

Spare a thought for the growing band who missed out on the turkey, TV and time with the family to keep the country going

Coventry air crash pilots 'did not see each other'

The two pilots in a mid-air collision which killed five people either did not see each other or had no time to take effective avoiding action, an accident report said today.

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Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines
Will Smith's children have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?

What are Jaden and Willow on about?

Will Smith's children have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?
Fridge gate: How George Osborne keeping his fridge padlocked shows a frosty side to shared spaces

Cold war

How George Osborne keeping his fridge padlocked shows a frosty side to shared spaces
Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

From dogs in cars to online etiquette, while away a few minutes in peace with one of these humorous, original and occasionally educational tomes
Malky Mackay appointed Wigan manager: Three texts keep Scot’s rehabilitation on a knife-edge

Three texts keep Mackay’s rehabilitation on a knife-edge

New Wigan manager said all the right things - but until the FA’s verdict is delivered he is still on probation, says Ian Herbert
Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet

Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet

‘O, Louis’ is the plaintive title of a biography about the Dutchman. Ian Herbert looks at what it tells us about the Manchester United manager
Isis in Iraq: Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants

Isis takes a big step back

Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants
Bill Cosby: America’s beloved TV ‘dad’ or serial rapist?

Bill Cosby: America’s beloved TV ‘dad’ or serial rapist?

Ukip silk bow ties, Green Party T-shirts, and 'Iron Baby' romper suits: How to shop politically

How to shop politically

Ukip silk bow ties, Green Party T-shirts, and 'Iron Baby' romper suits
The science of sex: What happens when science meets erotica

Sex on the brain

Fetishes, dominatrixes, kinks and erotica. They are subjects that should get the crowds flocking to a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection