Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United unveil Rio Ferdinand testimonial plans

Premier League champions to face Spanish side Sevilla

During World War Two military doctors from Hamberg to München were handing out Pervitin pills which contained the highly-addictive Class A drug crystal meth, the report claims

Letters show Hitler's troops stayed alert during WWII by taking crystal meth tablets

Heinrich Böll, who went on to become one of Germany's most significant postwar writers wrote to his family in hope of topping up on the drug

Consumer Rights: We all need a good dose of financial education

The charity-run My Money Week, which starts on Monday, is a good way to begin learning

Girls star Zosia Mamet with her sister Clara perform as The Cabin Sisters

What would Shoshanna say? Girls star Zosia Mamet and sister Clara fail to impress fans with Kickstarter campaign

There are no “emojis” to describe Girls star Zosia Mamet and her sister Clara’s (as yet) failed attempt to raise $32,000 from fans to help launch their music careers.

'For a corporation there is no such thing as personal ethics': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says companies should be taxed the same as 'the little man'

Tech pioneer says companies should be taxed on all of their revenues, under a system similar to income tax

Welcome to the future: Virtual open days

The University of  Sheffield is pioneering a scheme that could save students many hours and more pounds of travel to prospective universities

Indian women’s rights activists protest in Hyderabad in March following the rape of a five-year-old girl

The New Suffragettes: The Pakistani woman who started a movement

Gang-raped a decade ago in rural Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai demanded justice. Her battle has inspired a generation

The Weekend's Viewing: Melancholy Isaacs prevents a case of cosiness

Case Histories, Sun, BBC1 / Sincerely, F Scott Fitzgerald: a Culture Show Special, Sat, BBC2

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, launches reading festival

London's Trafalgar Square is to play host to a giant reading festival for families to enjoy this summer.

Sally Bercow, wife of John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice. She is being sued for libel over a tweet she posted which referenced Lord McAlpine that he claims linked him to false allegations of child abuse

Sally Bercow’s tweet gave a ‘nudge and a wink’ to Lord McAlpine

High Court to decide meaning of 'Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*'

39 per cent of eight to 16-year-olds read daily using electronic devices

Children turn away from books in favour of reading electronically

Children are spending more time time reading on computers or other electronic devices than on books, magazines and comics for the first time, according to a study out today.

Imran Khan is no ordinary political candidate. He represents the hopes and dreams of young Pakistan

The reason Khan is so popular with young people is that he speaks the language of Pakistan's millions of disaffected youths; as an outsider with little political baggage

Jaz Ampaw-Farr became the first Apprentice contestant to face Lord Sugar's finger in the boardroom

You're fired Jaz Ampaw-Farr! The first Apprentice to face Lord Sugar's axe says she felt like a naughty schoolgirl

Fired Apprentice hopeful Jaz Ampaw-Farr has confessed how facing Lord Sugar in the boardroom, she felt like a naughty schoolgirl being told off by the headmaster.

Cain: his energy and drive were matched by his honesty and decency

John Cain: Pioneer of social-action television

John Cain was a senior BBC executive who paved the way for social-action broadcasting such as Live Aid and Red Nose Day. It was his genius to see that while broadcasting a programme about a particular issue was all very well, in order for it truly to make a difference a huge infrastructure and support system of phone lines and associated services was necessary.

Jacqueline Wilson said most children can not spell her name correctly

Jacqueline Wilson: 'Spelling is not something that seems to be taught at schools'

Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson has criticised the language skills of British schoolchildren – revealing that her young overseas fans write more eloquent English than UK kids.

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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Can meditation be bad for you?

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