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Two top gay footballers stay in closet

Max Clifford says football 'steeped in homophobia' as FA reveals Premier League stars are reluctant to speak up for gay rights

She wrote the law, then broke it. With Max Clifford now advising her former housekeeper, can Baroness Scotland survive?

Labour chiefs are braced for tomorrow's opening of their party conference to be overshadowed by damaging new claims about Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, by her former housekeeper.

Leading article: Scotland the unbrave

If 'twere done, said another famous Scotland, 'twere well it were done quickly. But unfortunately it seems that Baroness Scotland is determined to drag out her inevitable resignation as long as possible, doing maximum damage to her reputation. Now that Max Clifford has become involved – hired by Lady Scotland's erstwhile housekeeper, who was arrested yesterday – still more damaging revelations seem likely to emerge.

Housekeeper may speak out 'to correct untruths'

Baroness Scotland's former housekeeper was tonight weighing up whether to break her silence on their dealings.

Why doesn't Derren always win the pot? Actually, he does...

The illusionist is already worth millions, but after his Lottery stunt he's going to clean up, say PR experts

Pandora: King returns with promise of memoirs

Numerous unsuccessful CDs and one DVD later, Jonathan King has launched his latest bid for attention.

Northern Ireland sextuplet dies in hospital

One of Ireland's first sextuplets has died, according to the family's publicist Max Clifford.

Susie Rushton: The naked truth at lunchtime

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Doctor attacks NHS over Jade Goody's cancer

A Harley Street consultant who treated Jade Goody has questioned the NHS for allegedly failing to spot her cancer earlier.

Political change we can believe in

How do we restore trust and revive our politics? Gordon Brown plans a constitutional debate – and to launch it we asked 14 leading thinkers for their big ideas for reform

Culture: The Citizen Kane of reality TV

"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine," said Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars – and the same appears to be true of Jade Goody. In the pipeline so far are two rival biographies, a coffee-table book, a two-part television retrospective and, the trustees of her estate suggest, a fully fledged biopic.

Janet Street-Porter: We've lost sight of what bravery really means

Is "brave" the most over-used word in the English language? Jade Goody receives the same kind of gushing tributes that surrounded the death of Princess Diana. Then, psychologist Oliver James was roundly condemned for daring to voice the opinion that the nation was succumbing to a kind of collective hysteria (and not true mourning) about a woman people felt they knew, even though they'd never met or spoken to her.

Dying Jade goes home

Terminally-ill television star Jade Goody left hospital today.

Terence Blacker: Why do they all fawn over Saint Max?

It has been a good few weeks for Max Clifford, Britain's new face of morality. With the quiet, caring authority of a bishop, he has presided over the difficult case of Alfie, the 13-year-old boy who may or may not have fathered a baby. At the other end of the life's spectrum, he has, as he puts it, been "looking after" Jade Goody as she prepares to die.

Critics of Max Clifford fail to comprehend his talents

The celebrities he manufactures may come and go but the silver fox remains centre stage, marvels fellow PR Mark Borkowski
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