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Pensioner, 74, scoops nearly £25m on lottery

A pensioner from Bolton has become one of Britain's biggest ever Lottery winners, scooping nearly £25 million, it was revealed today.

Seven hurt in Mardi Gras shootings

A Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans erupted into chaos on Fat Tuesday when a series of gunshots struck seven people, including a toddler.

Obama set to learn some lessons from his Canadian neighbours

Top advisers accompany US President on today’s bridge-building trip

Safe, yes, but Obama's new limo won't turn any petrol heads

'Ugly as sin': the verdict on modified Cadillac capable of withstanding bomb blasts

It's your funeral, so don't let the costs rise too high

As cremation and burial expenses soar, Nargis Ahmad and Julian Knight report on the prepayment plans that can help protect your legacy

Austerity interiors: To serve us all our days

1940s homeware is back in fashion. And it'll last forever, says fanatical collector Johnny Vercoutre

Haider widow halts cremation amid suspicions

Jörg Haider's corpse was sent for a second post-mortem in Italy today after the Austrian far-right leader's widow voiced fears that that his death in a high speed car crash in early October might not have been an accident.

Haider's deputy reveals gay affair

Conservative Austria was in a state of shock today after the male successor to Jörg Haider admitted to having a longstanding “special relationship” with the far right leader who died dramatically in a high speed car crash earlier this month.

Coup in fantasy kingdom inside Czech Republic

Their 'ruler' may wear a cardboard crown, but nobody in Wallachia is laughing. Daniel McLaughlin reports

Haider died driving at twice speed limit

Austria's leading far-right politician, Jörg Haider, had been at a late-night party and was driving at more than double the speed limit when his limousine left the road and somersaulted, killing him almost instantly.

Husband jailed for murder of 'loyal' wife

A cheating husband who had his "loyal and loving" special constable wife killed so he could start a new life with his mistress was today jailed for life.

Party's over for big limos

They're ubiquitous on Britain's streets – and many may be running illegally. But as a crackdown looms, legitimate operators fear they'll be driven out of business. By Jerome Taylor and Nigel Morris

Match of the Day: Football weddings weren't always this flash

Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin are having the ultimate football royalty bash this week – a £5m wedding. And that's after hen and stag parties that have gone on for days. It wasn't always thus. The biggest names of the past 50 years had far more modest nuptials

Husband found guilty over the fatal stabbing of special constable

The husband of Nisha Patel-Nasri – the special police constable who was murdered outside her north London home in May 2006 – was yesterday found guilty of organising her death so he could pay off debts and continue his affair with a Lithuanian prostitute.

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

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Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

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Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

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