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Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

IoS 1000th issue: 1999-2001, Janet Street-Porter

Couldn't edit a bus ticket? Don't make me laugh. I started the Pink List, beefed up our arts coverage and fought hard for better rural access

Something to declare: The Somme; island escapes; Brazil

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George Best and me: My life-changing relationship with the fiery footballer

When Rosalyn Hollidge met George Best, she was living in the aftermath of a violent attack and he was slowly dying. Their unlikely relationship – despite his destructive tendencies – was to give her a new lease of life

Politics put on hold as House mourns death of leader's son

Prime Minister's Questions called off for the first time since 1994

The future's bright, the future's the mobile internet

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Pooh Bear returns after 80-year gap

A new Winnie-the-Pooh book will be released later this year, more than 80 years after his first adventure.

Stations face closure over police surgeon contracts

Police stations could be forced to close after more than two-thirds of London's police surgeons refused to sign a new contract which they have condemned as "legally and ethically unsound".

Flood victims hope dry spell holds

Hundreds of households hit by flash flooding are hoping predictions of a dry spell hold today after two motorists died in torrential rain.

Rio Tinto to axe 14,000 jobs

Mining giant Rio Tinto said today it planned to axe 14,000 jobs as part of its response to weakening global demand.

Paddington bear celebrates 50th birthday

He would hardly appear out-of-place in any group of 50-year-old males: a little gnarled, anachronistically dressed, and clinging on to accessories which have seen better days. But what marks out Paddington bear, who celebrates his half-century today, is that he has always looked like this.

My First Job: Michael Bond, writer and creator of Paddington Bear

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Beale's best in show: Marmite (DDB London)

If you're a Facebooker, you'll know the social networking site has a group for lovers of the distinctive spread. It's just one example of how the brand continues to embrace its love/hate positioning: an advertising conceit that has become a key ingredient in the Marmite formula.

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