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Another payday lender has been rapped for misleading advertising today.

Through the Keyhole is a painfully unfunny peep show, and should be shown the door

Grace Dent on TV: Through the Keyhole, ITV

The perma-tanned prankster and his painfully unfunny peep show should be shown the door

Luke Blackall: Someone save us from the curse of the canapé

Man About Town: Fantastic staples like sushi, fish and chips and roast beef and Yorkshire pudding are rendered useless
We Love: Santal Massoïa
This, the 10th fragrance in the Hermès Hermèssence edition, blends sandalwood with rare Massoia wood to create a warm and somewhat sweet scent. £150 for 100ml, Hermès boutiques

The Fashion Audit: 14/11/2011

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and we can't wait for

Harriet Walker: Leave dressing up for real life

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Random, Channel 4<br/>Wilfred, BBC3<br/>Doctor Who, BBC1

The singular power of a poetic monologue is lost in its transfer from the London stage

Sophie Heawood: You aren't brave until you've done a Kate

The thing is...

Pendle Witch Child, BBC4<br/>Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1<br/>Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5

Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage was mesmerising as he told the tale of a 17th-century witch trial

Joan Smith: Let's dare to denounce dangerous trash

Fear of siding with the right against a corrosive celebrity culture forces liberal thinkers to tolerate questionable values

Millions tune into Big Brother launch

The launch of Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday gave Channel 5 one of its largest-ever audiences, with an average of 5.1 million tuning in.

A-listers stay away as sheen comes off Big Brother's return on Channel 5

Sally Bercow likes being on TV. She knows it will upset the establishment, which is a big plus

Diary: Starkey caught in Mouse trap

Readers keen to confront David Starkey about the views he espoused on Friday's Newsnight could do worse than book a seat for his afternoon speaking engagement on 11 September, part of the Thames Festival.

Big Brother's back &ndash; and he hopes you'll be watching

When Richard Desmond bought Channel Five he invested &#163;200m in the ailing reality TV show. Now it has to deliver viewers

Danny Rogers: NOTW will be missed &ndash; by certain showbiz PRs

How do PRs feel about the demise of the News of the World? Will they miss a vital outlet for their stories and content?

Iceland announces record profits

Frozen foods retailer Iceland today reported record sales and profits - heaping pressure on potential buyers to pay more for the company.

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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'

'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

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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

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

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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

The geeks who rocked the world

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

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

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

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project