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

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The Tulip by Anna Pavord | The Book of Numbers by William Hartston | Starck by Philippe Starck | The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger | Making Love by Lucretia Stewart | By the Shore by Galaxy Craze

Learning about love and politics

This Booker short-listed novel which sets interracial romance against a backdrop of colonialism, religion and Egyptian nationalism

Sports Letter: Barnet plea

Sir: I read Phil Shaw's report of the Peterborough-Barnet game (29 November) and, as a Barnet fan, it made very enjoyable reading - especially comparing Barry Fry's volte face akin to Cliff Richard becoming the devil. However, I would have been happier if the column inches had been used to highlight Barnet's current plight.

Five life sentences for rapist

Five life sentences for rapist

Tragedy of raped child's sister

A YOUNG woman whose body lay undiscovered in a pond in a London park for two weeks was the sister of a nine-year-old girl raped at knifepoint with her mother, it was revealed yesterday.

Life for drunken killer of girl, 3

A DRUNKEN man who murdered his three-year-old granddaughter by throwing her from a seventh floor balcony was yesterday jailed for life.

Killer grandfather jailed for life

A DRUNKEN grandfather was jailed for life yesterday for hurling his three-year-old granddaughter to her death from a seventh-floor balcony.

Grandfather `threw girl, 3, to death'

A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl was flung to her death from a seventh floor flat by her drunken grandfather after she pleaded to be taken home to her mother, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

Cuddle: winnie the pooh day

Grin and bear it is the order of the day at the Bull Arts Centre in Barnet tomorrow, when Richard Medrington's puppets present three different performances for both young (Eeyore's Birthday 1pm & Tiggers Don't Climb Trees 3pm) and old(er) (Now We Are Very Old, An Audience with AA Milne 8pm), adapted from the classic stories.

TV hostess cleared of blackmail

Beverley Jackson, the former television chat show hostess, was yesterday cleared of blackmailing a wealthy businessman with whom she had an affair.

Man denies Tube robberies

The leader of a gang of train robbers was trapped by police when he answered a call on a stolen pager, an Old Bailey court was told yesterday. Leroy Fearon, who is accused of leading an armed gang which terrorised passengers on the London Underground, decided to use his home phone to respond to a message left on the bleeper by a detective.

Man found hanged in police cell

An investigation was launched yesterday after a man accused of rape was found hanging in a police cell. Marlon Downes, 20, was found at 3am at Harlesden police station, north-west London. Police officers tried to resuscitate him and he was taken to the Central Middlesex Hospital, also in north-west London, where he was pronounced dead at 4am.

Bereaved family to sue suspect

The family of a young doctor strangled more than two years ago are taking the rare legal step of suing her suspected murderer for damages.

Stab-case youth accuses other boy

The teenager alleged to have murdered headteacher Philip Lawrence yesterday accused another boy of the stabbing.
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

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And it will trigger more war in future
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How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn