Life and Style Two thirds of the suicides analysed had linkable hospital records

A quarter of suicides occur within three months of discharge from hospital, a major study in Scotland has found.

Anthony Hilton: These numbers don’t add up to a recession

The unemployment figures came out on Thursday and showed a better-than-expected improvement, with the rate now the lowest since December 2010.

Found after 10,000 years: the world’s first calendar

Humans had a sophisticated calendrical system thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Force of nature: Adam Kirby sends the impressive Lethal Force (far left) clear of his rivals to win the July Cup at Newmarket after giving him a brief reminder

Scorcher from true sprinter Lethal Force

Clive Cox's grey flier proves Royal Ascot triumph was no fluke with front-running victory in July Cup

Paperback review: The Kelly Gang Unmasked, By Ian Macfarlane

This meticulously researched account of Australia’s unofficial national hero, Ned Kelly, produces not so much a portrayal of a republican outlaw (Kelly never expressed any desire for engagement with the republican movement) as one of a career criminal used to violence and drunkenness, whose stupidity and cowardice resulted not only in the deaths of innocent policemen, women and children at the town of Glenrowan, but of his own family members and friends, too.

Review: The North, By Paul Morley

A Tigger’s guide to northerners

Paperback review: The Cutting Season, By Attica Locke

Belle Vie is a historic sugar cane planter’s house in the state of Louisiana, open for tourists, school visits and wedding receptions; the estate manager, Caren, is the great-granddaughter of slaves who worked on the plantation.

Paperback review: Binocular Vision, By Edith Pearlman

If Edith Pearlman rings no bells, you have a terrific treat in store. The short-story writer from the suburbs of Boston emerges in this generous collection of her work as the equal of Updike or Munro.

Anti-Semitic teacher loses tribunal claim that his views are a legitimate 'philosophical belief'

The man was sacked after allegations of anti-Semitic abuse

Royal Mint to mark birth of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby by giving away silver pennies at an estimated cost of £50,000

The penny, which will be presented in a pink or blue pouch, has been marked with the year 2013 to commemorate the babies' year of birth

Former broadcaster Stuart Hall arrives at Preston Crown Court, in Preston northern England

Stuart Hall, Jeremy Forrest and now the Oxford grooming gang - why this sentencing disparity?

Even if we take the differences in these cases into account, the severity of the sentences seem to be decided on different scales, says this specialist in child abuse law

Mark Leftly: Osbornism - one small step for the man, one giant leap for the economy... ideally

Outlook As an economic paradigm, Osbornism has reached maturity: the theory has taken a long time to craft but it has now developed to such an extent that its full force has been unleashed in practice.

Qatar's 'historic day': Emir abdicates and hands power to his son Sheikh Tamim

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed news of Qatar's new leader as a “historic day”.

Poll: Are the Girl Guides right to drop God?

The Girl Guides and Brownies have dropped references to religion and patriotism from their official oath in an effort to welcome "all girls, of all faiths and none."

Missing people: The media looks for the development of a story

Dr Karen Shalev-Greene, director of the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons, is currently studying the ways different cases are treated in the media.

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