Life and Style The Dolce and Gabbana medieval-themed show

A chain-mail coif can work for the 21st century, as a cable-knit hoodie

Champions' League: Return ticket to chaos

President Platini must act firmly over the mayhem in Lens that should never have been

China says it has informed some countries of anti-satellite missile test

China acknowledged firing an anti-satellite missile but said Tuesday that it had informed the United States and Japan of the weapons test and was opposed to any arms race in space.

Sunderland 1 Ipswich Town 0: Bold investment looks to be well judged

The shutters have barely come off this month's transfer window but Roy Keane has done brisk business as a previously untried, but clearly ambitious, buyer and seller.

24-Hour Room Service: Old Downton Lodge, Shropshire

When Hollywood rolled into the Shropshire Hills to film Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, the cream of the cast (which numbered among them Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai and Vanessa Redgrave) got lucky. They, along with director Joe Wright, could relax after a hard day in front of the camera at Old Downton Lodge. The lodge is set deep in the private Downton Estate, a verdant swathe of countryside that stretches out from Ludlow towards the Welsh border. It is a laid-back yet luxurious bolt hole that happens to serve some of the best food in Britain.

Bank charges for bounced cheques 'are excessive'

A revolt against bank charges is to intensify after a new study suggested that branches charge about 10 times the cost of dealing with an unauthorised overdraft or bounced cheques.

12 held in drug trafficking raids

Twelve men suspected of involvement in a major drug trafficking network were arrested today in a series of dawn raids.

Deborah Ross: Our Woman In Crouch End

'Little makes a woman happier than an expensive bag, except being in a room with someone fatter'

Michael Heseltine: 'Falls from grace are preceded by a blindness to new realities'

From the 12th Annual Marketors' Lecture, given by the publisher and politician, at the Cass Business School in London

Sailing: Golding has a golden glow

Henman inches towards Shanghai

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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'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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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
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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
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project