Tory MP to repay £1,500 expenses

A Conservative MP has been made to repay £1,500 after an official inquiry which found that he had wrongly claimed more than £50,000 of taxpayers' money to rent a flat his company owned.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Richet, 113 mins, (15)<br/>Home, Ursula Meier, 97 mins, (15)

Vincent Cassel puts in a mesmerising performance in this breathless biopic of France's most infamous bank robber

Tory claimed &#163;57,000 to rent his own flat

Millionaire MP paid expenses to rent a property from a company he owned

'Serious questions' for Cash over &#163;15,000 rent payment to daughter

Tory leader's comments put future of veteran Eurosceptic MP in doubt

The <i>IoS</i> Happy List 2009 - the 100

Sharon Thiruchelvam presents profiles of 100 people who make Britain a better and a happier place to live. If you would like to nominate someone for The Happy List click on the link below for the nomination form

Cooper Brown: They're denying me free expression and blocking press freedoms

He's Out There: 'We ended up watching the Olympics and sort of making out. The Cooperman has still got it...'

Daylesford Organic, 44B Pimlico Road, London

They cook with wonderful ingredients at Daylesford Organic, so why does the menu make diners giggle?

United can hold off Chelsea for title, says Ferguson

They were taking the promotional posters down within 45 minutes of him having finished talking but there was no doubt that Sir Alex Ferguson had been in the room.

Paperbacks: Tobias Smollett<br/>The Point of Departure<br/>The Northern Renaissance<br/>Adventures of a Suburban Boy<br/>National Service<br/>Emergency Kit<br/>Soldiers of Salamis

Lewis's profoundly relishable biography has its origins in his dreary teenage years, when he "sought refuge in the 18th century".

Book review: PAPERBACKS

Roger Fishbite

Historical Notes: Roy Jenkins - the hero of the Sixties

LIKE NEW York's Greenwich Village, an intellectual-cum-social concept never so limited as to be an actual geographical enclave, "the Sixties", another such phenomenon, was always more than mere chronology: a state of mind rather than a mere decade. The beginnings can be traced to the late Forties, among the US beats whose anabases across America can be seen as triggering all that would follow, and the termination in the late 1970s, in the supposedly anti-hippie, but far more anti-establishment world of punk. And in between a variety of melodramas: the annus mirabilis of '63 (Beatlemania, Profumo, the Kennedy killing) the "Summer of Love" of '67, the "revolution" of '68, the Oz Trial of '71 and all the rest.

Historical Notes: Tipperary woman `abducted by fairies'

MEDIA MANIPULATION is supposed to be a 20th-century phenomenon, but in March 1895, when a young woman called Bridget Cleary died in rural Tipperary, her story was spun into newspaper reports that may have helped to bring down a government.

Last ale house lets in the G&T crowd

IN A quiet street five minutes' walk from the madding crowd of Sloane Square, a working-class revolution is under way
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment