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No further action will be taken against a woman who was suspected of trying to pervert the course of justice in connection with the case of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest.

Tests back foster father's claim at murder appeal

MICROSCOPIC SPOTS of blood found on the clothing of Sion Jenkins after the murder of his foster daughter could have come from a faint expiration of air from her lungs as he crouched to examine the dying girl, a medical expert told the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Doubt cast on Billie-Jo murder case blood test

TESTS THAT revealed microscopic dots of blood - the key forensic evidence that led to the conviction of Sion Jenkins for the murder of his foster daughter Billie-Jo - were "inaccurate" and the verdict should be quashed, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday.

It's been bad since Johnners popped his clogs

The Friary Newsletter: 'Soon they'll be herded off into the Nonsensical Cricket Bollocks Dormitory, to get it all out of their system'

Interiors; Striking out

Peter Gough shares a converted dairy at the foot of the South Downs with his wife and the expressive figures he models from local flint. Peter Parker meets them

LETTERS: `No' to Sunny D

LETTERS:

Letters: The cost of PFIs

Sir: I read with interest the statement by Alistair Milburn, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, that "to get good people, you have to pay good salaries" ("PFI to be boosted by City experts", 23 July). Perhaps if that revolutionary concept were to be applied to the NHS, for example, the service might be run more efficiently and deliver better value for money. If the private sector believed they could best serve their shareholders by paying staff at public sector rates, they would presumably do so.

Letter: Vive le sport!

Sir: Here's another example of French borrowings from English (letter, 19 July). After a sporting record had been broken, a French newspaper headline read, "Le recordman interviewe".

Letter: Benn's Law

Sir: Tony Benn is an admirable relic of the heyday of Westminster democracy, when we were grateful that our betters represented us and we had no chance of participating. Today we are consumer citizens with direct and global and increasingly interactive media, not to mention an all-pervasive democracy of information, NGOs and the other bits and pieces of politics without politicians.

Pensioner who beat wife jailed

A PENSIONER whose wife stood by him despite his attempt to murder her was jailed yesterday for six years.

Agony for agnostics agony: God's Funeral by A N Wilson John Murray, pounds 20, 402pp

As the sea of faith receded, late-Victorian free-thinkers looked forward to a century of peace and truth. Little did they know... Christopher Hawtree asks why reason's victory turned sour

ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON; ... AND BEYOND

Rembrandt by Himself National Gallery

Diary of a taciturn novelist

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In shockable Sussex, The Kiss returns

THE MOST famous embrace in the world of art finally returned home yesterday, after an absence of more than 80 years. A version of Rodin's "The Kiss" again went on show in the East Sussex town of Lewes.
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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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