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

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announce their engagement

It turns out "The Last Song" was only the beginning for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.

Beyoncé Knowles, the most beautiful person in the world according to 'People'

World's most beautiful – have they just noticed?

Were she not famed for her stability and ability in even the pointiest of heels, one might expect Beyoncé Knowles to be staggering under the weight of accolades piled upon her – mum of the year, protofeminist icon, and now, most beautiful person in the world.

DMGT warns of fall in print ad revenues

Shares in the Daily Mail's owner fell nearly 5 per cent yesterday after it warned that lower advertising revenues at its national newspapers business had squeezed its profits in the first half.

The Expo Files, By Stieg Larsson (trs Laurie Thompson)

A crusading journalist who was more than just the man of the Millennium

Another accolade for The Independent on Sunday – and matters arising

We are delighted to announce that The Independent on Sunday has been shortlisted as Sunday Newspaper of the Year in the London Press Club awards. We believe it is a great achievement to make the shortlist of three: fingers crossed for the awards ceremony on 8 May.

Women traders are closing the City's traditional
gender gap

Women break into the City's old-boy network

... And their methodical approach can make them better traders than men, says Sabuhi Gard

Theatregoers pay the price for booking tickets online

Theatregoers heading to the West End are being hit with "rip-off" charges when they book tickets for big shows online, it has been revealed. Extra fees of up to £12.25 extra are being added on to the price of tickets when customers buy on the web, while those who buy from the venue face no such fee.

Allegations of domestic violence and anti-Semitism in recent years have rocked the American star's career

Hollywood vs 'Mad Mel': The Sequel - New anti-Semitism claims hit Mel Gibson

For two decades, Mel Gibson was at the top of the Hollywood tree. Building on his successes as an actor, he won an Oscar in 1996 for directing Braveheart and routinely commanded salaries of more than $20 million.

Man mums: January Jones and Alicia Silverstone

Celebrity: Mommie weirdest

Celebrity mothers have it hard. Not only are their birthing methods scrutinised but their post-pregnancy bodies are debated endlessly and their choice of baby names mocked.

Charlotte Church wins £600,000 hacking payout

Charlotte Church and her parents settled their phone-hacking claims for £600,000 today with up to 200 fresh claims on the horizon.

Romana Canneti: Shining a light into darkness at the Court of Protection

The media should be allowed to act as the eyes and ears of the public
Rupert Murdoch tweeted that more than 3 million copies of The Sun’s new edition were sold

Sun on Sunday turns out to be more of the same, only less so

John Walsh finds the bland new paper unwilling to offend and unlikely to excite

If the dress fits: On Oscar night, 1955, Grace Kelly set the standard for red-carpet style

On Oscar night, 1955, one actress set the standard for red-carpet style, argues Susannah Frankel

Roy Hodgson on the Baggies: 'This job came up quickly and I had to make a decision. For some reason I can’t explain logically, I decided I'll do it'

Roy Hodgson: 'I don't want to die with my boots on'

Albion manager Roy Hodgson is 64. He won his first title in 1976 and has taken charge of 1,000 games but shows no signs of slowing down. He talks to Robin Scott-Elliot about trouble at Liverpool and the 'living hell' of relegation

An Evening Standard journalist worked out that the cost of nurturing the 12 trees at Portcullis House over a year, probably exceeds £400,000

Diary: Bercow calls for root 'n' branch change on trees

The 12 fig trees that beautify Portcullis House, the huge extension to the House of Commons on the far side of the road from Big Ben, may soon be uprooted. The trees have been there since the building was opened more than 10 years ago, but are not owned by Parliament. They are rented, at a basic cost of more than £30,000 a year.

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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On your feet!

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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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Thurston Moore interview

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From leading man to Elephant Man

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