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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.

Kenny MacAskill rapped over Lockerbie bomber release

The Scottish Justice Secretary was criticised in a parliamentary report today for the way he handled the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Salmond attacks 'deal in the desert'

Alex Salmond has criticised the British Government for attempting to include the convicted Lockerbie bomber in a controversial prisoner-transfer agreement with Libya.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Confusing musings from Carey the columnist

Are we still a Christian country? The question was raised by an article in The Times this week by the former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey who along with the likes of David Blunkett is worried by the influx of Muslims but doesn't feel quite able to say so in so many words.

Lockerbie bomber had secret £1.8m

The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi, had £1.8m in a Swiss bank account when he was found guilty in 2001 of the murder of the 270 people aboard Pan Am flight 103, it has been claimed.

Lord Mandelson in conflict of interest row over oligarch

Euro MP queries decision on Russian friend's firm

US senator calls for return of Lockerbie bomber to jail

A US senator has written to Gordon Brown, demanding the immediate return of the Lockerbie bomber to prison. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi's early release from Greenock jail in Scotland on compassionate grounds was granted on the assumption that he had only three months to live because he was suffering from prostate cancer.

Tommy Sheridan in court over perjury charges

Former socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan and his wife appeared in court today charged with lying under oath following his newspaper defamation case.

Lockerbie families welcome new police inquiry

Forensic science evidence to be reviewed as Scottish detectives seek fresh leads

Scottish police to launch new inquiry into Lockerbie

Review of forensic evidence provides 'several lines' of investigation into 1988 bombing of airliner

Crown denies Lockerbie evidence claims

Claims by an MSP that police investigating the Lockerbie bombing failed to keep secure a key piece of evidence were denied by Crown officials today.

Salmond defends Megrahi release

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has defended the decision to let the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi return to Libya.

Miliband backs decision to free Megrahi

Foreign Secretary makes 'no apology' for improving relations with Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber issues more 'evidence of innocence'

The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing today published more documents he claims prove his innocence.

Gadhafi meets with Lockerbie family members in NYC

A woman whose brother died in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, says she and another victim's relative met in New York City with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, whose country has been blamed for the attack.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: If Scotland has to go, she will not be missed

I have a slightly soft spot for Baroness Scotland because I remember how, many years ago, she used to read the pages of Private Eye for libel. As did her husband Mr Richard Mawhinney.

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The nation's favourite animal revealed

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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

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

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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