News The home of the TV weatherman has been raided by police as part of an investigation into historic sexual abuse

Former This Morning weather presenter faces claims he sexually assaulted boys at a grammar school where he taught

Unsurprisingly, for a live show that has to fill a two-hour timeslot five days a week, there have been plenty of toe-curling moments

The show must go on, and on... They said it wouldn't last, but ITV's 'This Morning' is celebrating 25 years on the air

For many, its combination of showbiz news, fashion advice and salacious real-life stories are the epitome of daytime-television banality. But on Thursday, despite critics who said it wouldn't last two months, This Morning will celebrate 25 years on air.

One minute with: Richard Madeley, TV presenter

Where are you now and what can you see?

The home of the TV weatherman was raided by police as part of an investigation into historic sexual abuse

Police widen inquiry into TV weatherman Fred Talbot

Detectives investigating reports of historic sexual abuse by a former teacher have widened their investigation to take in at least two other schools.

TV weatherman Fred Talbot arrested in sex abuse investigation

TV weatherman Fred Talbot was arrested today by police investigating historic sex abuse allegations at a school.

This week sees the premiere of The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. It is the first feature ghost story from the legendary British Hammer film studio

Ghosts: Our love affair

This year we want to be afraid – we want to be very afraid. Kate Youde reports on the novels, films and shows that are tackling all things spooky in 2012

The Blagger's Guide To...The Richard and Judy Book Club

If you want to get ahead, get in the club

The odd couple: Richard and Judy talk sex tips, spag bol and non-stop tweets

The first thing I hear when I arrive at a private club in London to meet Richard and Judy is Richard saying excitedly: "It looks as if he is doing a poo!", to which Judy responds, as you would hope she would respond, this being Richard and Judy, by flicking her eyes heavenwards and saying: "Richard!", so I say it too. "Richard!" I say, if only out of the sense that unless all exasperated, middle-aged women stick together and flick their eyes heavenwards, the Richards of this world would run riot and then we'd all be in trouble. They'd be jumping out from behind the aisles in the supermarket, broadcasting details of your hormonal ups and downs and menstrual quirks and offering conception advice along the lines of: "When we were trying to conceive, I would douse my balls in icy water before intercourse". So I say: "Richard!" and flicker my eyes heavenwards, even though I have no idea why we are Richard!-ing today. Heavens, if you're given the opportunity to do a Richard! you just run with it, surely? How many people have the opportunity in their lifetime? Still, why are we Richard!-ing?

Richard and Judy in WH Smith deal

Richard and Judy have signed a five-year deal with WH Smith after their Book Club proved such a success for the firm - shifting around two million titles since its launch last year.

A Place Of Secrets, By Rachel Hore

"How tiny and random are the events that shape our destiny". So begins Rachel Hore's intriguing Richard and Judy recommended read, which is layered with a series of mysteries, some more supernatural than others.

Business Diary: The Richard and Judy of banking

We know the pressure is on banks to come up with less risky revenue streams, but JP Morgan Chase's move into the book club business is a little curious.

Book club begins new chapter without Richard and Judy

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The Anniversary Man, By RJ Ellory

Crime tale where three is company

Landscapes of love: How Patrick Gale's insight into women and men bore rich fruit

Prolific professional novelist – and amateur farm labourer – Patrick Gale jumped from being cult favourite to chart-storming bestseller.

Book Club under threat from move to television hell

As the 10 titles chosen to make up the Richard and Judy Book Club 2009 shortlist are unveiled, organisers are playing down suggestions that the scarcity of people who followed Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan from their Channel 4 tea-time slot to the digital UKTV channel Watch will damage the Book Club image.

Turning off Richard & Judy

The once-mighty names of teatime TV now face shrinking ratings on a minor digital channel. Paul Bignell reports
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