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Leading article: A victory for fair comment

The Court of Appeal has acted with admirable common sense in overturning a High Court libel verdict which would have allowed commercial interest to stifle scientific debate. The British Chiropractic Association had sued the science writer, Simon Singh, over an article he had written which suggested there was insufficient evidence that the manipulation of the spine, joints and soft tissue could be effectively used to treat children with conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma and prolonged crying. The High Court had ruled that Dr Singh could not rely on the defence of "fair comment" but had, in effect, to prove a medical negative.

Richard Branson: 'It's been fantastic to be part of the journey'

Sir Richard Branson, typically, feels the sky is the limit for Virgin Racing, yet 2010's new teams have received a frosty welcome by some, writes David Tremayne

Letters: British jobs and British workers

Pay better wages if you want British workers

Max Mosley: Why I'm bringing my case

The courts are unable to act if the newspaper keeps its intentions secret

Mosley case on privacy laws 'is being fast-tracked'

European Court set to give public figures chance to gag press on damaging stories

John Kampfner: Let battle commence over privacy

John Terry’s is only the latest attempt to suppress free speech for financial reasons

John Terry finds unlikely privacy champion: Max Mosley

Max Mosley, the former motor racing boss who won £60,000 damages after his privacy was invaded by the News of the World, claimed today that the England captain John Terry should have been protected by law from having his extramarital affairs exposed.

Stephen Glover: A ruling that puts claimant lawyers on the defensive

Last Friday’s ruling by Mr Justice Tugendhat which led to revelations about John Terry, the England captain, astonished lawyers and the media.

F1's regulator could collapse under barrage of lawsuits

Flavio Briatore's court victory against the FIA's World Council has cast doubts over its legitimacy

Briatore in clear as court overturns Crashgate ban

FIA launches immediate appeal to block return of disgraced former team boss and engineer Symonds after shocking verdict

The <i>IoS</i> Diary

Pure as the driven snow

Sport in brief: Mosley hits back at &lsquo;desperate&rsquo; Briatore

Motor Racing: Max Mosley has launched a defensive broadside at disgraced ex-Renault F1 team principal Flavio Briatore. Mosley spoke out in the light of remarks made by Briatore in leaked court documents relating to the Italian’s legal proceedings against the FIA.

Ferrari liken F1 exodus to Agatha Christie mystery

Ferrari have compared the disappearance of leading manufacturers from Formula One to an Agatha Christie murder mystery, with the finger of guilt pointed at former FIA president Max Mosley.

Todt elected as president of FIA

Jean Todt was elected president of motor racing's governing body FIA today, beating Finnish candidate Ari Vatanen.

Sir Jackie Stewart: Unstoppable Scot puts his foot down

The Brian Viner Interview: Votes are cast for the new FIA president today and Britain's most successful motor-racing driver is disgusted that the men currently in power &ndash; after presiding over an era of scandal &ndash; are trying to further the cause of their preferred successor. Even at 70, his beloved sport's tribulations still get him all revved up
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The long walk west: they fled war in Syria, only to get held up in Hungary – now hundreds of refugees have set off on foot for Austria

They fled war in Syria...

...only to get stuck and sidetracked in Hungary
From The Prisoner to Mad Men, elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series

Title sequences: From The Prisoner to Mad Men

Elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series. But why does the art form have such a chequered history?
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From stowaways to Operation Stack: Life in a transcontinental lorry cab

Life from the inside of a trucker's cab

From stowaways to Operation Stack, it's a challenging time to be a trucker heading to and from the Continent
Kelis interview: The songwriter and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell and crying over potatoes

Kelis interview

The singer and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell
Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea