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Rescuers searching for a missing kayaker after an upturned boat and oars were found floating in the Thames have recovered a body.

Two women found dead in suspected suicide

Police were investigating a suspected double suicide today after the bodies of two women were found in a flat.

League of gentlemen: How to get the effortlessly cool style of Paul Newman and Steve McQueen

Aspire to the effortlessly cool style of Steve McQueen? As the authors of a new book explain, there's a lot of detail to obsess over before you can get the Ivy League look today

For these new pupils, the first question is: Who am I?

Swedish-style academies welcome their first students

England women into rugby World Cup final

England's women reached the World Cup final after beating Australia 15-0 at the Twickenham Stoop tonight.

Bad Boy, By Peter Robinson

One of the Banks you can rely on

Poorer children at higher risk of road injury

Children living in poor areas are more likely to be road accident victims than those living in richer neighbourhoods, research suggested today.

Nursery worker guilty of assaulting toddler

A nursery worker was today found guilty of assaulting a toddler in his care.

Album: Yaaba Funk, Afrobeast (Yaabaphone)

This London 10-piece get the whole Afrobeat/hi-life mix just about right with a loose, natural sound driven by a fluid yet intense rhythm section, bursts of on-the-nail brass, and plenty of light and shade in the vocals, which are shared by Richmond Kessie and Helen McDonald.

Dylan Jones: 'One of the sexiest things I’ve seen is David Bailey’s short film of his wife Catherine eating an egg'

SHOWstudio.com is 10 years old this year, a decade in which the photographer Nick Knight's website has showcased a wild assortment of interviews, blogs, videos, photographs and all manner of fashion-related tricky-dickery. It was one of the first sites to broadcast live from catwalk shows and fashion shoots, and offer access to the previously closed world of high fashion. It was original, sometimes clever, and people liked it. Which is why it's hung around.

Green socialite gambles on a blue victory

Multi-millionaire environmentalist Zac Goldsmith is fighting to snatch Richmond Park from Liberal Susan Kramer. Janet Street-Porter on a contest where the political is getting personal

Simon Carr: Zac's like an amateur but it's usually the professionals that win

The Sketch: Politics has started to get him in its coils. I fear for him

Skye Gyngell: Women don't buy into the cult of the macho celebrity chef

The reason there are not more female chefs in professional kitchens is probably that they are dominated by men, and women feel uneasy about being outnumbered.

Nursery worker arrested over abuse claims

A nursery worker has been arrested over claims that he mistreated a two-year-old boy in his care.

Lives Remembered: John Ormiston

John Ormiston, who died on 9 January aged 93, led a life embracing local politics in Richmond and Kingston, service in the Second World War, which saw him evacuated with the BEF from Dunkirk and rise to the rank of major, and some 50 years working for the family wire-making business.

England v Wales: Six Nations preview

England entertain Wales at Twickenham on Saturday in their opening fixture of the 2010 Six Nations.

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform