News A 1999 photograph of Jimmy Savile

A report by children's charity the NSPCC revealed the extent of Savile's offending over several decades

Andre Villas-Boas celebrates a Chelsea goal with his coaches, not his players

Sam Wallace: Leak shows Villas-Boas' problems lie within the Bridge not beyond

Talking Football: There is something of the David Brent about instructing players to make public their loyalty to you

Son faked his mother's death to get time off

A man published a fake obituary for his mother so that he could get paid time off work for his "bereavement", police said. Relatives contacted The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Pennsylvania when the obituary was published and explained that the woman was alive. She then visited the paper.

Johnson, pictured, had been supported by Ben Budworth, CEO and publisher of 'The Lady'

High drama: The Lady vanishes

Boris Johnson's sister, a former 'Sunday Times' journalist and writer of steamy novels, was just too much for the magazine's proprietor, seventysomething Julia Budworth. Now Johnson has gone. Matthew Bell finds out what's going on at 'The Lady'

Critic and novelist Gilbert Adair, who died on Friday

Gilbert Adair – acerbic, astute and a true cinephile

Mike Higgins pays tribute to former IoS film critic

Fans reject homophobia, says the report

Gay footballers should feel free to come out, say fans

Supporters blame clubs and agents for forcing players to keep quiet about their sexuality

Leveson Inquiry: Journalists 'would have fought us'

The former information commissioner suggested today that it was a good thing his office did not prosecute journalists for illegally buying private information.

Letters: Cameron will make lab rats of us all

It has been announced that David Cameron is to boost the profits of the private sector by relaxing rules so that NHS patient records will be shared with private health-care companies, including firms that test on animals. How is this possible when medical records are supposed to be confidential?

One Day I Will Write About This Place, By Binyavanga Wainaina

December 1995, and three generations of Binyavanga Wainaina's family gather in Kisoro to celebrate Christmas. From this town at the tip of western Uganda you can see across the Mufumbiro mountains into Rwanda and Congo. The nationalities in the house reflect the geography. The Wainainas have arrived from Kenya, aunt Rosaria from Rwanda, cousins from Kampala and aunt Christine from the US. Warm in the enveloping arms of this multilingual, multinational song-singing family, Binyavanga decides, "one day, I will write about this place".

Leveson Inquiry: Newsroom culture creates 'ethics pressure'

There is an abundance of "idealistic" people keen to enter journalism but the culture of newsrooms puts them under great ethical pressures, media academics suggested today.

Good and bad times: an interview with Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers was an eye-opener

The Week In Radio: Oldies show proves you can't always get what you want

Does all modern music sound the same to you? Do you hanker for the days when rock stars knew how to be rock stars? Does the sight of teenagers with their trousers at half-mast make your spleen explode? Have you – though you swore it would never happen – finally morphed into your parents? If so, perhaps it's time to embrace the inexorable slide towards an old age of liquidised ready-meals and Antiques Roadshow.

Patricia Dunn

Patricia Dunn, who has died of ovarian cancer aged 58, was a former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman who authorised a boardroom surveillance investigation that ultimately sullied her remarkable rise from investment-bank typist. Once one of the most powerful women in corporate America, Dunn saw her career tarnished when she was sacked from HP for approving the company's plan to snoop into the phone records of board members, journalists and employees to catch people leaking to the media. In 2006 she was charged with conspiracy, fraud, identity theft and illegally using computer data; the charges were ultimately dropped.

Trinity merges Scottish newspapers

The Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspapers are to merge with 20 local titles in a major company restructure, it was announced today.

Nicola Roberts to give Sarah Harding some 'TLC'

Nicola Roberts has promised to give her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding "extra TLC" now she is out of rehab. 

Bradley Cooper says 'Sexiest Man' title is awful

Bradley Cooper thinks being crowned Sexiest Man Alive is "awful". 

Harriet Walker: Save our streets from the pouting, porny Barbies

Ilike to think I'm impervious to faddish trends these days. I've been a goth, a Wag, a swot and a toff in my time, and I've settled at a stretchy waistband and warm coat sort of stage – yes, I follow fashion, but only if it's black and baggy.

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

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Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

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The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
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Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

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Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

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Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

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As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore