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.

Davies loses her touch

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

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Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

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Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

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Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power