Tamara Beckwith turns wheeler dealer for Channel 4's Four Rooms

She will join a panel of 'experts' helping the public sell antiques

Tougher sex attack sentencing guidelines proposed

Sentences for rapists and sex attackers should be brought up to date with advances in technology and tactics used by offenders, according to draft guidelines released today.

'World's worst boss' taunted employees about rape and threatened to dissolve them in acid

An Australian laundry owner who threatened to dissolve his workers in acid and taunted them about being raped has been fined $50,000.

Newcastle United's Vurnon Anita celebrates with teammates after scoring against Club Brugge

£6.7m Newcastle signing Vurnon Anita coming to terms with Premier League says Alan Pardew

Newcastle looking to avoid fifth straight league defeat in match against Wigan

Wesley Sneijder

Manchester United on alert after Inter Milan signal willingness to sell Wesley Sneijder

Netherlands international in contract row

Henry on holiday in Ireland in 2002

Henry Cockburn: If I say I'm schizophrenic people reply, 'So you've got a split personality'

I am quite open about my illness and people generally are more interested than afraid of it. I remember that before I was diagnosed as a schizophrenic in my teens I did not know much about it.

Simon Kelner: Happiness? Give me 'stuff' over experiences any day

Many of you will have seen the sensational news at the weekend that, after all, money can buy you love. Or, if not love, then at least health and happiness.

Happiness? Give me 'stuff' over experiences any day

The authors of this happiness study have missed life's finer joys

The next female Prime Minister is closer than you think

As of this January, woman will occupy more seats than ever in the US Congress. Various theories abound as to why this is, most popularly, that controversial Republican comments on rape and abortion sparked a backlash, but Jennifer Lawless of American University has a better idea: media bias against women is on the decline.

If you’re unhappy and you know it... the eight principles of pleasure

The Behavioural Insights Team that specialises in trying to alter people’s behaviour through the power of suggestion – has a new theory: money can buy happiness

Prosecutors in bid to prevent female genital mutilation

People who commit female genital mutilation are more likely to face charges after prosecutors announced plans to address Britain’s dismal record at bringing perpetrators to justice.

Berkely Cox: A crime fiction innovator

Invisible Ink: No 150 - Anthony Berkeley Cox

Sometimes it's not just authors who go out of fashion but the style of novels themselves. Collaborative novels were produced by the Detection Club, with each member writing a chapter, and one author selected for the unenviable task of tying up all the loose ends. Anthony Berkeley Cox was one of crime fiction's greatest innovators, and its least remembered. He organised the dinner meetings that led to the club's foundation, and had the temerity to parody Dorothy L Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey in its second collaborative novel, Ask a Policeman, something for which the grand lady took a long time to forgive him.

Thierry Tilly was sentenced to eight years in prison by a French court for kidnapping, psychological subjection, fraud and abuse of the vulnerable

'Guru' who conned French aristocrats out of £3.6m jailed

Fraudster convinced victims he was a  Nato masterspy sent to protect them

Kevin Pietersen: The reinstated batsman has been passing on his local knowledge

England's batsmen prepare to dig in for victory

England may have landed in precisely the right place if they are seeking inspiration to beat India. Passive resistance and infinite patience, two of the main components of their master plan, were practised for years almost to perfection by Mahatma Gandhi three miles up the road from here.

Poverty causes people to worry leading to cycle of deprivation, says study

Poverty causes people to spend more time obsessively worrying about short-term problems which can make matters worse according to a study that could explain why being poor leads to a cycle of deprivation.

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

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Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel

Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
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Freud and Eros

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