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Mike Hancock was suspended from the party this week following leak of unpublished report into his conduct

AstraZeneca’s £93m headache as it dumps another new drug

Struggling AstraZeneca today faced yet another blow when it had to dump a new arthritis treatment because clinical trials showed patients were hit with side-effects including the common cold.

David Cameron faces another headache if wrecking amendment to stop the Same Sex Couples Bill passes

The Lords on trial: Westminster hit by attempt to wreck gay marriage bill - and by fast-track plans for register of lobbyists

Prime Minister faces another headache if wrecking amendment to stop the Same Sex Couples Bill passes

Theo Walcott restored Arsenal's lead after latching onto a Cazorla cross

Theo Walcott reveals 'kick up the backside' issued by Arsene Wenger that sparked Arsenal victory over Wigan

The sides were level at half-time before the Gunners went on to win 4-1

The News Matrix: Monday 13 May 2013

Four peacekeepers freed by rebels

Can Ukip handle the trials of local government?

The party will need to convert eurosceptic zeal to dealing with complaints about drains

In 2011, George Osborne anointed Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, as the “outstanding candidate” to become managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The IMF's check-up will give George Osborne another headache

Miliband may need five symbolic cuts to convince that he means business on the deficit

Jermain Defoe

Andre Villas-Boas delighted with selection dilemma presented by return of Jermain Defoe

Striker is hitting form at just the right time says Spurs manager

Stills from Jourdan Dunn's internet cookery show

Jourdan Dunn's cookery show 'Well Dunn': Here's one that I YouTubed earlier

Model Jourdan Dunn has a new online cooking show. It’s not about her knife skills (which leave a lot to be desired) – this is food TV for the connected generation

Peter Crouch today pushed former club QPR closer to a seemingly inevitable relegation as Stoke kick-started their own battle to beat the drop

Queens Park Rangers 0 Stoke 2 match report: Stoke play it safe as Harry Redknapp gives in

QPR beat Stoke in the penultimate game of last season, a result that ultimately kept the Hoops in the Premier League, but there was no repeat or reprieve yesterday. Relegation for Harry Redknapp’s team will be confirmed tomorrow evening in the unlikely event that Aston Villa beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, but even assuming that Villa fail, the inevitable will only be postponed.

Lionel Shriver told The Sunday Times about her regimen of “130 press-ups... 200 side crunches, 500 sit-ups and 3,000 star jumps”

Learning from Andrew Marr, Lionel Shriver... exercise – is it bad for your health?

Lock up your exercise machines! Or at least continue to use them as  towel racks. Because they could kill you. So suggests Andrew Marr, who partly blames newspaper articles (sorry, Andy) about the  virtues of intensive exercise for the stroke he suffered after an all-out session on his rowing machine.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores against PSG in the Champions League

Barcelona v PSG: Lionel Messi fitness race keeps PSG guessing ahead of Champions League quarter-final

The Argentina international came off injured in the first leg

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores against PSG in the Champions League

Lionel Messi adds to Barcelona injury crisis ahead of Champions League second leg against PSG

The Spanish side drew 2-2 in Paris and now the spotlight turns on their misfiring strikers to ensure progress to the semi-finals

Migraine affects an estimated eight million people in Britain

There's nothing funny about getting a migraine

The pain's like a hand-drill direct to the cranium but whenever I have to cancel plans because of my old adversary, I suspect people think I'm making too much fuss

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected as police name mother and daughter who died in Lake Windermere boating tragedy

Police have named a mother and daughter who died in a Bank Holiday boating tragedy on Lake Windermere.

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Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

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Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

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Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

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Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

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How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

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'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital