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App maker Rovio's website hacked after documents released by Edward Snowden suggested spy services had targeted game's users to extract data

Television choices: On hand to help the families living with murder

TV pick of the week: The Murder Workers

Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrives in Westminster after a successful night in the local council elections

How to deal with a problem like Ukip? Take them head-on

Calling Farage's party racist allows it to play the victim card. So attack policies instead

Record numbers of care homes and providers are in crisis as they struggle to service a £5bn debt mountain

Care homes on the brink as bailiffs move in

Thousands of Britain’s most vulnerable elderly people face rising bills and the prospect of forced relocation from struggling care homes, because record numbers of providers are slipping into administration.

A tiger like the one Ms Krehbiel encountered in a bathroom in Salina

Woman encounters tiger in bathroom

It's one of the most memorable scenes in Hollywood comedy The Hangover, but for one Kansas woman, it became a reality.

Do we still need school dinners?

It wouldn't be such a bad thing if parents had to provide midday food for their children – the good old packed lunch

Jason Owen was jailed over the death of Baby P

Baby P man back in jail for breaching jail terms

A man jailed for his role in the death of Baby P has been recalled to prison after breaching his bail conditions, sources said today.

Social worker struck off after lying about deaths of relatives to get time off work

A social worker has been struck off after lying to bosses about the deaths of her father, mother, uncle, aunt, brother and ex-husband to get time off work.

Derby house fire: There are no immediate lessons to be learnt from Philpott tragedy, say social services

A preliminary inquiry by social services into the fire deliberately started by the parents of six children at their home found that no immediate lessons could be learnt from the tragedy.

Care home worker arrested over murder of resident in Manchester

A member of staff at a care home has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 73-year-old resident.

Budget 2013: George Osborne fast-tracks care cost reforms

Social care plans introduced in the Budget will not help resolve the “care crisis” for disabled people, a leading disability charity said.

Man with crossbow held after siege in Greater Manchester

A man with a crossbow at the centre of an armed siege has been arrested.

Peter Connelly, whose death has prompted an increase in care proceedings

Baby P social workers lose appeal over dismissal

Two of Baby P's social workers have lost an appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that they were fairly sacked in the wake of the public outcry over the toddler's death.

The author’s mother, Doris, around the time of her marriage in 1940

Even mums don't last for ever

David Randall on the phone call that meant his childhood was finally over

She believed the key to Rwanda’s reconstruction lay in involving women at the grassroots level

Aloisea Inyumba: Politician who played a key role in the rebuilding of Rwanda

She believed the key to Rwanda's reconstruction lay in involving women at the grassroots level

Victims of FGM and charities that fight against it must be involved in Government eradication efforts

Decades of activism underpin this new drive against female circumcision

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee