Arts and Entertainment Sherlock Holmes portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series

A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films

A malignant growth in the community

Gain by Richard Powers (Heinemann, £14.99)

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Midwest hunt for `race hate' gunman

POLICE THROUGHOUT the Midwest were engaged in a massive manhunt last night as they tried to find a lone gunman linked to a series of attacks on members of ethnic minorities. In the latest attack, yesterday evening, the gunman shot and killed a man outside a Korean church in Bloomington, Indiana.

Taberner to net pounds 1m from Polyhedron sale

TAB TABERNER, the chief executive of Polyhedron, is set to net around pounds 1m from the sale of his stake in the machine tool maker after the company agreed a pounds 33m bid from American Tool Companies of the US.

Choice: Theatre: Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Sexual Perversity in Chicago, New Vic Basement, Bristol (0117- 987 7877) 1.05pm

Science: Why female hormones are vital for a red-blooded man

Do men have any use for female hormones, known as oestrogens? Yes, say scientists - the tiny amount produced naturally keeps them fertile. This could also shed new light on fears over 'environmental oestrogen'. Charles Arthur investigates.

Wind-swept orphans in Illinois

All the Days and Nights and So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell, Harvill, pounds 10.99 and pounds 8.99 respectively

Web firm caught in popularity net

America Online, the world's largest Internet service provider, has become a victim of its own success. The company, flooded by overdemand, has agreed to refund millions of subscribers unhappy in recent weeks at their inability to log on when they want to.

Evans breaks through in Chicago race

Paul Evans made his big-city marathon breakthrough in Chicago yesterday, winning in a personal best time of 2hr 08min 51sec, writes Mike Rowbottom.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

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