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


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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.

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.

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.

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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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

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The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
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Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
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Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

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Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

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