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Angela's Ashes author Frank McCourt ‘may have weeks to live’

Frank McCourt, the author of bestseller Angela's Ashes, is battling the deadly skin cancer melanoma and may have only weeks to live.

Synod to debate calls to sack bishops

The Church of England is to debate proposals to axe bishops and other senior clergy posts as part of a series of cost-cutting measures.

Father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence launches YouTube appeal

The father of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence today took the search for his daughter worldwide with the release of a YouTube video appeal.

Peter Lawrence: 'Claudia, if you read this, say you're safe'

A 35-year-old chef went missing in March. There have been no sightings, no new leads. How does her family cope with not knowing what happened? Jonathan Owen meets Peter Lawrence

Claudia search officers take 40 calls

The detective leading the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence said he had received 40 calls following a television appeal for information about the chef's relationships "of complexity and mystery".

Claudia Lawrence's mother has 'gut instinct' she is abroad

The mother of missing chef Claudia Lawrence said today she has a gut instinct her daughter is abroad.

Terence Blacker: Why should a boy be more like a girl?

The idea that women are more socially generous insults everybody

From intern to chief executive: black woman rises to the top

Ursula Burns watched her mother iron shirts to pay her school fees. The new head of Xerox made sure the effort was worth it

Dr Doom sees the gloom lifting

The New York professor who predicted the credit crunch is in a less pessimistic mood these days. Recovery is not too far away, he tells Stephen Foley

Martin Scorsese: 'The movie that plays in my heart'

The director Martin Scorsese explains why Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's British classic 'The Red Shoes' is so special, and reveals that it inspired other film-makers including Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg

How happy are your children?

Survey after survey tells us that Britain has among the least happy teenagers in Europe. But can this be the case? And why are we so obsessed with happiness anyway? Charlotte Philby discovers what really makes young people smile

Murder suspected in hunt for missing chef

The detective leading the hunt for missing chef Claudia Lawrence today said the investigation had been classified as suspected murder.

Peaches reveals her vulnerable side

The charts are full of sassy young female solo stars, but Peaches was there first. With a reputation as a shocking exhibitionist, she tells Fiona Sturges she has a vulnerable side too

Stock market bulls have got it wrong, warns Nouriel Roubini

'Dr Doom' predicts further shocks in the market

River body is not missing chef, say police

The body of a woman found in a river is not that of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence, police said today.

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