Arts and Entertainment He's watching you: Celebrity Big Brother 2014

Homophobic remarks and the Certificate 18 task have angered viewers

In the pink: Courtney Stodden on day five in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Grace Dent on TV: Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5

I'm staying at my Aunty Wendy's, said Abz. And with that, all pretence of celebrity was gone

Jade Goody died of cervical cancer in 2009

'and the Crowd (wept)': Jade Goody becomes latest celebrity to inspire opera

From the day she burst onto television screens as a Big Brother contestant in 2002, Jade Goody’s life resembled one long soap opera.

Another Brother: Channel Five has restored some of Big Brother's former glory

Grace Dent on TV: Big Brother – Secrets and Lies, Channel Five

Day 10 in the Big Brother house and it’s back to wry asides  and caustic bickering, thank God

The publicist Max Clifford

Max Clifford sex assaults trial set for 4 March

The PR guru Max Clifford will go on trial next year accused of indecent assault on teenage girls, a court heard today.

Neil and Christine Hamilton, who today settled their High Court damages actions against News Group Newspapers over the phone hacking scandal

'Substantial damages' awarded as Hamiltons and John Leslie settle phone hacking cases

Claim brought by the estate of late Jade Goody also now settled

Paperback review: The Vanishing Point, By Val McDermid

Child abduction mystery that grips and won't let go

Richard Peppiatt

Following Andy Mason's controversial resignation letter, here are six other employees that turned on their bosses in public

The resignation letter of Groupon CEO Andy Mason is not the first to cause a stir. Many disgruntled workers have used their final days to issue a parting shot to their colleagues, an apology for their incompetency, or even an exposé of their firm’s inner workings.

Channel 5 agrees Big Brother deal

Reality TV show Big Brother will stay on our screens until the end of 2014 after Channel 5 signed a new two-year deal with production company Endemol.

Chalk Talk: Jade Goody may have been lacking an education, but she knew its value

Our education leaders do choose some surprising role models these days. First it was the new chief schools inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, likening his role as a headteacher to that of Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry and the Man With No Name" films.

Jack Tweed told by court to grow up

The widower of reality TV star Jade Goody was told to "grow up" by a magistrate today as he was given community service for assaulting a man outside a bar.

TV star Mark Wright cleared over club incident

Reality TV personality Mark Wright has been found not guilty of using threatening behaviour towards a man outside a nightclub.

Jack Tweed admits nightclub assault

The widower of reality TV star Jade Goody today admitted assaulting a man outside a nightclub.

Is God Still an Englishman?, By Cole Moreton

The start of this sparky book is like one of Max Beerbohm's cartoons in which famous figures meet their younger selves. Cole Moreton imagines meeting himself as "a cocky young Christian" offering platitudes to a dying friend: "I would have punched his lights out."

Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, By Owen Jones

The chavs and the chav-nots

Joan Smith: Cleverness isn't sexy any more

President Reagan, Governor Schwarzenegger, but no Prime Minister Ignatieff: the acclaimed novelist and cultural commentator has just led the Liberals to a shattering defeat in Canada's general election.

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

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