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

Michael Gove applauds Barclays' £1.25m schools support package

Free schools and academies in England are to be offered 3,000 work experience placements for pupils with Barclays under a new package of support announced by the bank.

Barnet set to leave Underhill ground

Barnet have announced they are preparing to leave their Underhill ground at the end of the season.

Gillian Welch, Brighton Dome

No fuss, no frills. Such is the approach of Gillian Welch and her long-term partner, David Rawlings, who arrive carrying their instruments on to an empty stage. Many players of their stature might employ the services of choirs, orchestras and dancers, but not these two. Sometimes two guitars and a banjo is all you need.

Review: Camden Crawl 2011

The Camden Crawl has come a long way since its arrival in 1995, when tickets were a mere £5 to see 20 bands playing gigs across five venues.

Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen appointed by Barnet

Martin Allen is back in management as the new boss of League Two strugglers Barnet.

Teacher 'urged pupils to skip class'

A teacher has been suspended after an allegation that she encouraged her pupils to skip school to take part in protests against education cuts and rising tuition fees.

Woman's murder linked to man's death fall

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman have linked her death to that of a man who was found dead an hour later.

Gang plotted sale of girls' virginity

A prostitution ring, including two people from north-west London, plotted to make up to £50,000 by selling the "virginities" of girls to Arabs.

Three cleared over teenager 'revenge' killing

Two men and a youth were cleared today of shooting a teenager in the head in a revenge attack.

Barnet sack manager Hendon

Barnet have terminated the contract of manager Ian Hendon with immediate effect.

Win tickets to the Camden Crawl

Where better than the urban sprawl of Camden with its filthy alleyways and tucked-away boozers to catch a glimpse of the new generation of indie and rock and roll acts?

Estranged husband charged with murder

The estranged husband of Geeta Aulakh, who was found dead with horrific head injuries and a severed hand after an attack in north-west London last month, was yesterday charged with her murder.

Murdered woman's hand was cut off

The estranged husband of a woman who was left dying in the street with one of her hands cut off has been arrested. Geeta Aulakh, 28, was found in Greenford, north-west London.

Four to stand trial over petrol station murder

Four men appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of stabbing a student to death at a petrol station.

Andrew Grice: Another frenzy over MPs' expenses

The Tony McNulty affair could be the straw that breaks the camel's back over MPs' pay and expenses. The plain-speaking Employment Minister is under fire for claiming £60,000 in "second homes" allowances for a house in his Harrow constituency in which his parents live. He faces a formal investigation after a complaint by a Tory frontbencher

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?