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Tyler Doohan went back inside the bedroom of a burning trailer to try and save his disabled grandfather

All dressed up for the movies

As a wave of costume dramas reaches the big screen, are we about to drown in good taste? John Lyttle asks if oldies are always goldies, while David Benedict provides a dinner-party primer for those who may have lost the plot

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Thames Barrier Cruise: The best way to see this architectural feat. Embark at Tower or Charing Cross Pier. Return trip 4 hours. Adults pounds 9, children pounds 5. Tel: 0171 839 3572.

Lies in the land of promise

THE COUNTING HOUSE by David Dabydeen Cape pounds 9.99

Obituary: Cecil Turner

Cecil Turner belonged to that small but influential group of publishers, such as Cecil Woolf and Peter Owen, who remain liberal and independent in a sphere increasingly dominated by the giant conglomerates. Publishing however came fairly late in a career in which he followed his instincts in various promotional roles.

Tories deride Blair's gurus

Tony Blair, his new Labour Party, and the gurus who guide him, are rootless people seeking to purge the essential Britishness of Britain, according to an "intellectual" onslaught delivered by the Tories today, writes Anthony Bevins.

Obituary: The Right Rev Ross Hook

In 1939, Ross Hook and Maurice Wood were the redoubtable second- row forwards in the rugger side at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. After ordination, they both went on to be RNVR chaplains, were both decorated on active service and both in due course became diocesan bishops.

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Medeva beefs up France and US with pounds 258m buy

Medeva, the pharmaceuticals group, yesterday announced a large expansion in the US and France with the $400m (pounds 258m) acquisition of rights to drugs and other assets from Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, the US-owned French drug company.

THE CLUES IN THE LIBRARY

Dorothy L Sayers left a mystery novel tantalisingly incomplete.

Tories took stolen cash from Nadir

Exclusive: Accountants' secret report reveals donations 'are the proceeds of fraud'

Chairman gutted by Gills exclusion

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Letter: Orwellian incident on the 8.33

Sir: The 8.33 service from Victoria to Dover Priory was held up at Rochester for a quarter of an hour this morning (30 April). It was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining. Not a hint of the wrong sort of snow, of heavier than usual rain, of craftily falling leaves, of hooligan elements aboard the train, of points failure, of malfunctioning carriage couplings, of industrial action, of fatalities on the line

Flogging a dead horse

Mary Reilly is not the first film to offer a new gloss on an old tale. But can it hope to tell us anything we don't already know? By John Lyttle

Getting to the heart of Thomas Hardy

faith & reason: Do we live in the brain? Do we feel in the heart? Andrew Brown follows up last week's investigation of the religious impulse with an inquiry into the relation between mind and body.

One man's revival of ancient English rites

Jonathan Glancey meets Douglas Chapman (right), whose vision led to the rebirth of a Norman church
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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

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Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders