News Undated handout photos issued by the Home Office of brothers Istvan Toth (left) and Peter Toth as Home Office immigration enforcement crime investigators have issued an appeal for information about the Hungarian nationals, who are charged in connection with an investigation into the trafficking of women for the purposes of prostitution

Two brothers set to stand trial next month for alleged sex trafficking offences have gone missing.

Letter: Art attack

Sir: I was repelled by the photograph on the Letters page of 31 August.

Refugees and the residents trapped in a stormy port

ON THE promenade above Dover's pebble beach a plaque commemorates those who served in the Second World War protecting "Frontline Britain". Half a century on many locals would have you believe nothing has changed and that the town famous for its white cliffs and ferry terminals deserves the same description. This time they are defending the frontline not against Hitler, but asylum-seekers pouring in from the Continent.

Letter: State imposition

MICHAEL WATTS refers to the 1801 Act of Union as evidence that Northern Ireland is not a colony (Letters, 8 August). That is very selective use of historical fact. The Act was supported by imposed Protestant rulers in Ireland whose dominance of Irish politics was in direct inverse to their proportion of Ireland's population. The legitimacy of the Act of Union has always been, therefore, in doubt - a situation comparable to the imposition of apartheid by minority white rulers in South Africa in 1948.

Look who's in my box

Nigel's there, drinking champagne, and Ivana, her hat brim ricocheting off the other ladies'. There's lobster and quails' eggs for lunch and nobody's watching the races. The place is full of ravishing blonde leggy fillies. Hello! It's another day at Ascot with Robert Sangster

Football: NON-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Workington back on the rails

ALTHOUGH Carlisle United may be relegated to the Nationwide Conference tomorrow, Cumbria's top two non-League clubs have had something to celebrate this week.

Parliament: Private Member's Bill - Adoption law to be tighter

TOUGHER RULES protecting children brought to Britain from abroad for adoption were backed by MPs yesterday and could be law by the end of the year.

Wet weekend

Mile after mile of damp, deserted beach, empty caravans on Canvey Island, eating fish and chips parked up on the front Photographer Martin Salter documents the British seaside resort in winter.

Eight killed in S Africa party attack

Eight killed in S Africa

Gatecrashers kill eight at party

Gatecrashers kill eight at party

Police crack down on 999 call abuse

CALLERS WHO repeatedly abuse the 999 emergency service could risk having their telephone cut off, a police force warned yesterday.

Outdoors: White cliffs and bovver boots

Matthew Brace continues his series on great short railway journeys with a trip through the seamy side of Kent

Theatre: My night with a well-made, unsurprising drama

THERE ARE, heaven knows, enough badly made plays around that it seems positively wasteful to start complaining about the well-made ones - we ought to be petting and nurturing them. But half the trouble with Kevin Elyot's The Day I Stood Still - his first play since My Night with Reg - is precisely that it is so well made, stifled by its own technical proficiency and symmetry.

1998 and all that

Yes, yes, yes, it's your global almanac. Simon Calder gazes into his crystal compass and reveals what the new year holds in store for travellers.

Books: A novel way to go

Valentine Cunningham disputes a po-faced view of current British fiction and raises a cheer for our native novelists

Football: Fulham avoid Margate man-trap

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The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

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How did our legends really begin?

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A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
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Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

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