News Elizabeth Jane Howard, who died on Thursday 2 January, poses at an awards ceremony.

The novelist passed away in her home in Suffolk

New police chief has middle-class cocaine users in his sights

It is seen as the height of fashion (or normality) among dinner party guests from Islington to Notting Hill, and from Clapham to Docklands.

Architect 'killed violinist wife seven years ago'

A wealthy architect allegedly murdered his estranged wife and disposed of her body in such a way it has never been found, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Who wants to be a property millionaire?

You can't sit on your butt in a house for a year, let alone 25, and wait for its value to soar

Livingstone to expand charging zone west

London'S Mayor, Ken Livingstone, gave the green light yesterday to a westerly expansion of the city's congestion charge area despite opposition from residents and politicians.

Sylvie Guillem: Dancing queen

In a rare interview, Sylvie Guillem talks to Nadine Meisner about life as the world's greatest ballerina - and why it's good not to be too famous

New film enters the private world of Pete and Dud, the warring kings of British satire

Cook's life, including his anarchic and often foul-mouthed routines with Moore, becomes a story in its own right

A boardroom of one's own

Home workers may curse their cramped, cupboard-sized offices, but they find it hard to justify the cost of leasing an office. Cheryl Markosky is converted

A 'Friends'-style apartment for a 'Friends'-style life

There's a warmer feel to interior design in new developments, says Cheryl Markosky, and The Gatehouse is a good example of the trend

Sam West: 'My parents are coming and I'm expecting to get notes'

He may be an established British actor, but as Sam West makes his directorial debut, will Mum and Dad prove to be his harshest critics?

Second helpings: More old places with new faces

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Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
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Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
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Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

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‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

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