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Two out of three children admit to cheating in school sports because they feel under pressure to win, according to a survey to be released today.

Jury sees footage of 'terrifying' £40m heist

A young woman was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to help raiders in a £40 million jewellery heist, a court heard today.

Jury selection begins in De Graff heist trial

Jury selection began today in the case of nine men accused of taking part in Britain's biggest jewellery robbery.

Saudi prince loses murder charge bail appeal

A Saudi prince accused of murdering a man in London lost a High Court challenge today against a refusal to grant him bail.

Flooding hits London broadband and phones

Flooding at a BT exchange affected broadband and telephone services today.

A very modern military partnership

Only 10 years ago, the Army was expelling soldiers for homosexuality. Now gay weddings get the regimental blessing. Terri Judd reports

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: If you don't want immigrants, will you then do their jobs?

Our instinct for survival makes us push the work ethic into our kids

Le Relais de Venise 120 Marylebone Lane, London W1

Once you’re in, it won’t take long to order at Le Relais – it’s steak or nothing. But is it worth queueing up for?

24-hour room service: The Arch, London

The shape of things to come

48 Hours In: London

With world-class shopping, diverse restaurants and great riverside attractions, the British capital has plenty to offer.

My Week: Simon Fowler

The managing director of John Lewis's Peter Jones department store keeps staff and shoppers motivated during the busy Christmas season

British B-movies - Cheap thrills from the past

As a season of forgotten British B-movies opens in London, Geoffrey Macnab welcomes the rehabilitation of a genre that trained dozens of our star actors, writers and directors

Angus Fraser: Lord's must resist temptation to mortgage its heritage

Plans to redevelop the ground are exciting but there are fears the debt could compromise the MCC's position

Video: Hilary Mantel talks about new novel 'Wolf Hall'

In the first of a series of discussions filmed at Daunt Books Will Buckley talks to Hilary Mantel about Wolf Hall, the novel which she says she was born to write and the hot favourite to win the Booker Prize on Tuesday.

Mens Suits, Marylebone Fire Station, London<br/>Seizure, 157 Harper Road, London

A new Artangel project takes visitors into a spooky world in miniature, while a second installation is shortlisted for the Turner Prize
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
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'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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