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What's in a photograph? In the case of a snapshot of Christopher Jefferies, a 65-year-old retired teacher from Bristol, a portrait of a murderer.

Lockerbie father meets Megrahi

The father of one of the Lockerbie victims has been to Libya to visit the only man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.

Doris Gardiner: Teacher who survived the wartime Freckleton Air Disaster

Doris Gardiner was one of the last survivors of a long-forgotten Second World War tragedy that, in its scale, sadly rivals both Aberfan and Lockerbie. But for her mother's illness on that fateful day, she would almost certainly have been yet another of the many names so poignantly recorded on the village war memorial.

US: Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi should return to prison

The Obama administration has condemned the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber and called for him to be sent back to a Scottish jail.

US senator demands Megrahi release probe

A US senator today called on the UK to hold an independent inquiry into the release of the Lockerbie bomber, a year after he was returned to Libya.

Salmond: Scotland did not 'pass the buck' over Megrahi release

The scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, yesterday issued a stern admonishment to a US senator investigating the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi. The US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is investigating whether BP lobbied for his release to help get a $900m (£565m) oil exploration agreement with Libya off the ground.

You've got to be having a laugh: Jimmy Connolly's guide to the Edinburgh Fringe

He's played more stand-up gigs than you've had Irn Bru pies, and wouldn't play the Pleasance even if they wanted him to.

Brothers fined £13,000 over worker's roof plunge

Two brothers have been fined a total of £13,000 after a worker suffered a crushed skull when he fell through a roof, the Health and Safety Executive said today.

Senator attacks UK politicians over Lockerbie hearings

A string of high profile British witnesses who refused to testify at a US Senate hearing into the release of the Lockerbie bomber were today facing accusations of "stonewalling".

Coalition to improve Holyrood relations after Lockerbie row

The UK Government said today that "significant lessons" have been learned in relations with Scotland after the row over the Lockerbie bomber's release.

Straw won't attend Megrahi hearing

Jack Straw last night refused to give evidence to a United States congressional hearing on the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Howard Jacobson: People want retribution, not rehabilitation

We no sooner let offenders out than they offend again. I propose a simple solution: keep them in

Jack Straw turns down US Lockerbie inquiry

Jack Straw tonight declined a request to give evidence to a US Senate committee hearing on the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Leading article: Cynical posturing on all sides

When this week's trip to Washington was first pencilled into David Cameron's diary, the Prime Minister must have been looking forward to a chance to make acquaintances in the White House and to address some of the pressing challenges facing our two nations. Instead, he walked into a toxic row about a convicted terrorist, a vilified oil company and a decision taken by the Scottish Executive before he was even elected to office.

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And it will trigger more war in future
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Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn