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UKIP leader, Nigel Farage

Ukip prepares to put fears over mass Romanian and Bulgarian immigration at heart of campaign strategy

The UK Independence Party is preparing to exploit fears over mass immigration from Romania and Bulgaria by putting the issue at the heart of its campaign strategy over the next year.

Olga's Room, Arcola, London

This emotionally gruelling piece, originally performed in 1992, was the debut play by Dea Loher who went on to become one of the most acclaimed and widely produced German dramatists of her generation.

New immigrant total impossible to predict, says David Cameron

David Cameron insisted today that it was currently impossible to predict immigration levels from Bulgaria and Romania when access restrictions are lifted at the end of this year.

Heather Watson in action at the Australian Open

Heather Watson battles through to second round of Australian Open

British number one beat Alexandra Cadantu 2-6 6-3 6-2

Why is the UK biased against students from Romania and Bulgaria?

They might be members of the EU, but UK law discriminates unfairly against students from Romania and Bulgaria. Madalina Ciobanu, a Romanian student studying at UWE, doesn't like the system.

The “Olympic shelf” in her bedroom, with her silver medal from London occupying pride of place, is a constant reminder of one of Laura Robson’s greatest ambitions

Laura Robson proves too strong for Romanian rival

Brit moves into the second round of the Shenzhen Open

175 foreign criminals deported under new UKBA crackdown

More than 175 foreign criminals have been deported under a new crackdown, including a violent sex offender and an Indian man who attempted to defraud department store Harrods.

Web trackers 'prove' Santa travels fast

They once had to lie awake listening for the sound of Santa shuffling down the chimney. Now, to find out precisely when their gifts are going to arrive, children can track his progress from computers.

Fears grow for missing 15-year-old girl and her baby son

Concerns are growing for a 15-year-old girl and her baby son who have been missing for five days.

Malaga's Portuguese midfielder Duda celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Champions League Group C match Malaga against Anderlecht

Malaga banned from European competition

Outstanding debts have led to decision, although Spanish club are clear to continue in this season's Champions League

Fear of leadership stand-off after Romanians go to polls

President and Prime Minister are locked in a bitter dispute, vowing to get rid of each other

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

Champions League: Manchester United v CFR Cluj- Napoca match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League fixture at Old Trafford

Tradition or trap? Berlin’s Christmas market

Open Jaw: Where readers write back

Michael Palin’s Brazil

Crowded house: the temples of Angkor can get busy

Open Jaw: Where readers write back

Christmas in Cambodia

Krisztian Peter (left) and Norbert Barati of Hungary catch a carp during the 14th Carpfishing World Championship

The one that got away: Fishy goings on World Carp Angling Championships as England team accuse Romania of training fish to favour their bait

It is the ultimate one that got away - but was the result a bit fishy?

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project