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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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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