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BSkyB has signed a new five-year deal for exclusive rights to HBO shows including 'Game of Thrones', 'Girls'

My Week: Joanna Lumley, actress and campaigner

A triumphant end to her long battle to allow Gurkhas to settle in Britain

Lumley joins Gurkhas' legal charge

Nepalese infantrymen who have risked their lives for Britain seek right to permanent residency

Actress at court 'to see justice' for Gurkhas

Actress Joanna Lumley brought a touch of showbiz glamour to the High Court today as she joined Gurkhas in their battle for the right to settle in Britain.

Melanie McDonagh: Celebrate long life and good living

Welcoming the growing number of pensioners

Christina Patterson: The challenge of poetry – and football

It's so weird. Grown men dressed like two-year-olds, throwing themselves on the ground and shouting. One minute they're weeping and the next they're practically snogging. All those funny lines on the field. All those logos on their backs. I just don't get it.

Joanna Lumley: Be a good egg. Join me as a free-range warrior

Sixty-two per cent of hens in the UK still endure life sentences of frustration and deprivation in the battery cage. How can we let such cruelty continue?

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Directed by Blake Edwards

Trial of the Pink Panther (1982)

Directed by Blake Edwards

Leading article: A legacy in pictures

Dead famous beyond the grave

Communicating with the undead is a talent not given to many but, Joanna Lumley, it seems, is one of the lucky ones. In her recently published memoirs, she revealed that she was particularly sensitive to messages from the other side. and had in fact been visited by a ghost while she was living in a parsonage near Dover.

Football: Talbot is forever Diamonds

Ronald Atkin finds an ex-Gunner has sights firmly set on the League

Leading article: It's the Wheel thing

STEADY! IT seems as if, unusually and unexpectedly, we may have a Great British Success on our hands. For, against all the odds and aesthetic anguishing about outrages of scale and gimmickry, the millennium wheel looks like being on a bit of a roll. Already, almost half a million tickets have been sold for the 30-minute ride, which will take its passengers 450 feet above London and back down again.

Sorry, says the ICA to its celeb patrons

THE INSTITUTE of Contemporary Arts has being forced into an embarrassing climb-down on a pledge from its controversial chairman to get rid of its celebrity patrons, including David Bowie and Bryan Ferry.

Books: Pick Of The Week - Kathy Lette

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'