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Seven extremely rare photographs of Churchill have been restored and rescued from a barn in Cirencester

Barnet request League help

BARNET were last night offered a pounds 250,000 lifeline - on condition that the Football League also weighs in with financial aid for the stricken Second Division club.

Firefighter dies in laundry blaze

A firefighter died last night after becoming trapped by a fire in an industrial laundry, which spread to engulf eight adjoining terrace houses in north-west London. Mick Hill, 33, was trapped with three colleagues by a partial roof collapse in the building in Willesden. Last night the condition of two colleagues was said to be 'quite serious'.

Murder charge man is remanded

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Binliner body: man confesses

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Regent's Canal drained

Regent's Canal, north-west London, which has been blocked and drained by contractors carrying out work to support the walls leading into the western portal of the 260-yard Maida Hill tunnel under Edgware Road.

Man beaten to death with bedpan

A ONE-LEGGED pensioner beat her husband to death with a bedpan after he taunted her about affairs he had had 40 years before, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

Correction: Heads say Patten interfered in blacklist

In an article published on 27 January, the National Association of Head Teachers incorrectly stated that a school in the London borough of Barnet had been placed on a list of schools 'causing concern' to inspectors. No Barnet schools were on the list.

Football: Barnet plea rejected

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Playground abductor is foiled

A man who tried to abduct two sisters as they played in an adventure playground was being hunted by police yesterday.

Man accused of trying to kill PC

Timothy Purcell, 23, of no fixed address, was due to appear in court today accused of trying to kill PC Colin McManus in Edgware, north-west London, on Friday. He is also charged with attempted burglary. Ronald Actil, 22, of Hackney, east London, was also due to appear, charged with attempted burglary.

PC stabbed

Police Constable Colin McManus, 31, was in a 'serious but stable' condition in hospital after being stabbed while questioning two men in Edgware, north-west London. Two men have been arrested.

Football: Barnet players seek meeting

Barnet's players are to seek an urgent meeting with the Professional Footballers' Association, after yesterday's suspension of Kenny Lowe and Duncan Horton by chairman Stan Flashman, following comments attributed to the players in a newspaper article on Flashman.

Letter: Ever downward

Sir: We have all been told umpteen times during the last 13 years or so that low inflation is the harbinger, nay, the hallmark, of a strong economy. We now have low inflation. And?
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game