News One of the stars of Channel 4's Benefits Street, Deidre Kelly, invited Nick Clegg to visit the street where the show is filmed

One of stars of Channel 4 reality show tells Lib Dem leader he could ‘win her vote’

Boris Johnson (right) has lauded Eddie Mair (left) for the tough TV grilling he gave him on Sunday

Boris Johnson puts his troubles behind him after Eddie Mair grilling – as his father Stanley launches war of words on BBC

Stanley Johnson calls interview with his son a ‘disgusting piece of journalism

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on his way to victory yesterday

Hamilton accused by Massa over latest crash

Brazilian rejects stewards' decision and accuses 2008 champion of 'fatal attraction'

Child maintenance excuses revealed

A hardcore of parents are trying to avoid paying child maintenance using "ridiculous" excuses - including a footballer earning £4,000 a week who said he could not pay off arrears because of the cost of keeping his Ferrari on the road, a government report revealed today.

Diary: Take that, capitalism...

Robbie Williams has been railing against the evils of capitalism on his personal blog. "The system is destined to explode, and I think it's sooner rather than later," claims the singer, who previously expressed an interest in 9/11 conspiracy theories and the illuminati. "If we could get Communism to work without corruption, I'm in... Consume, consume, consume: We're at the tipping point, my friends. Fasten your seatbelt, we're in for a bumpy ride. I'm a socialist capitalist, which leads to guilt..." And the source of Williams's internal capitalist/socialist struggle? "I'm having a bit of a Rolls Royce Phantom issue at the moment... I'd luuuuuurrrvvvveee [sic] one."

Velez Sarsfield win Argentine league title

Velez Sarsfield won their eighth Argentine title yesterday with a match to spare when they beat Huracan 2-0 away on the season's penultimate weekend

Screen Talk: Disney lacks seal of approval

The Walt Disney Company is taking on the might of the US military. Disney moved swiftly to trademark the name "Seal Team 6", the counter-terrorism unit responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, shortly after the news broke.

Alonso signs with Ferrari to 2016

Fernando Alonso gave his fans a message they wanted to hear yesterday, when he confirmed that he will stay with Ferrari until the end of the 2016 season.

Why Last Night is a new morning for Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes has been typecast for her looks but in her most recent films, the actress strips away the glamour to focus on her talent. Kaleem Aftab meets her

Ferrari want more investment in Formula One

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has urged Formula One's commercial rights holders CVC to start investing in the sport to guarantee his team's future interest.

The Business On... Takafumi Horie, Founder, Livedoor

I remember Livedoor – whatever happened to it?

Diary: Battle of the naughty novels

There's something strangely familiar-sounding about the novel that Sally Bercow, 5'11", wife of Commons Speaker Senor John Bercow, 5'7" in heels, is said to be circulating to publishers. Mrs Bercow, a first-time fiction writer, has titled her tome Westminster Wives.

Scam victims' cash funded Ferrari and private jet

Richard Pope was a "wannabe playboy" who spent the life savings of British pensioners on a top-of-the range Ferrari, a yacht and a private jet.

Saha unhurt after crashing Ferrari

Louis Saha has walked away unscathed after crashing his Ferrari 458 into a fence in Wilmslow, Cheshire on Sunday night. His manager, David Moyes, made a joke of the incident, referring to his past injury record, exclaiming: "Incredibly, he has no injuries from it!"

Footballers who couldn't take corners

Everton striker Louis Saha has escaped unharmed after crashing his Ferrari on a country road. The 32-year-old was driving his blue Ferrari 458 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, shortly before 9pm last night when he lost control of the car and collided with a fence.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project