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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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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
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14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk