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Almost half the pupils from some French primary schools were absent from class after the text messages were sent

Not fit for the shirt: Why Bolton Wanderers should shun Quick Quid as a sponsor

Supporting a football team is about more than what happens on the pitch

Portrait of a murderer: Mark Bridger in his Facebook profile picture

April Jones murder trial: Mark Bridger, the trusted neighbour who was an alcoholic with an obsession with child pornography

The five-year-old's killer went to great lengths to cover his tracks

There, their or they're? It matters to me

If you send a text that is grammatically correct, it shows that you have taken care over your message - you have treated the recipient with due respect

The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs, Channel 4

TV review: The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs, Channel 4

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, BBC2

Peter Dickson was found kneeling alongside his mother's lifeless body

Son jailed for 18 years at least for murdering mother after she threatened to disinherit him

A carpet fitter who smothered his frail mother to death after she threatened to write him out of her will has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years.

Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party

Labour peer Lord Ahmed resigns from party over alleged anti-Semitic comments

The senior Labour peer Lord Ahmed resigned from the Labour Party on Monday evening over allegations that he made anti-Semitic comments in a television interview.

Jose Mourinho won two titles with Chelsea

Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea: 'It would be a great thing for the club' says Frank Lampard

The England midfielder would welcome the appointment of the Real Madrid manager

First we loathed him, then we loved him: Alex Ferguson's appeal transcends football tribalism

The Scot has calmed to the point where opposing fans can appreciate his natural roguishness above the nastier side of his gamesmanship

Voices in Danger: Break-ins and family interrogation fail to silence Tanzanian reporter

The troubles started after an appearance as key witness in the trial of a powerful media owner

John Terry and Frank Lampard in training; Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea: 'He's still the Special One', says John Terry

Blues players regularly in contact with former manager reveals captain

Children can now text their teachers to report bullying, in an initiative that makes it safer to come forward

Pupils report bullying to their teachers by text message

Children can now text their teachers to report bullying, in an initiative that makes it safer to come forward.

The News Matrix: Friday 3 May 2013

Gun incident leaves one dead at airport

A generation who don't care for nature, but it's the parents who are to blame

Young people learned from their elders how to ignore the natural world

Lord Justice Leveson: After such a painstaking inquiry, perhaps bemused that his recommendations were not implemented in full. But unlikely to be too concerned, as he is currently in Australia.

Number of complaints to doomed PCC boom in wake of Leveson

The Press Complaints Commission might be doomed but it is dealing with a rise in complaints amid the furious political negotiations over the future regulation of newspapers in the wake of the Leveson inquiry.

Mark Bridger described how he 'accidently' crushed the little girl to death in his Land Rover

April Jones murder suspect Mark Bridger : I’m sorry – I ran her over but can’t remember what I did with her body

Prosecution claims DNA which may have come from April was found on murder accused's trousers

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

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Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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