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Rolf Harris, the royal artist and television entertainer, has denied sexually assaulting four girls - the youngest aged seven - in a string of alleged attacks said to have spanned nearly two decades.

Teen gang murderer given life sentence

A teenager accused of two gang murders at the age of 16 was today given a life term.

515 held in London anti-gang raids

Anti-gang police made more than 500 arrests in a three-day blitz on London's crime network.

Damilola Taylor killer Ricky Preddie back in prison

The father of schoolboy Damilola Taylor called today for a public inquiry after one of his son's killers was recalled to prison for a second time.

DVD: Holy Flying Circus (15)

Tony Roche 's silly and often funny re-imagining of the furore that surrounded the release of Monty Python's Life of Brian received a bit of panning when shown on BBC4 last year.

South London estate residents bar filming

Residents of an infamous council estate that became a favourite location for film and television directors portraying urban decay have banned it from appearing on screen again unless it is depicted in a positive light.

Redknapp 'condemned from own mouth,' prosecutor concludes

Harry Redknapp was "condemned from his own mouth" in an interview with a reporter from the now defunct tabloid the News of the World according to the prosecutor in the Tottenham Hotspur manager's trial for tax evasion, a court heard yesterday.

Harry Redknapp leaves Southwark Crown Court yesterday

Harry at boiling point over 'staring' detective

Redknapp takes to the stand but quickly interrupts evidence to lash out at policeman

Same old storey: David Hepher's images of the Aylesbury estate

Estate of the nation

David Hepher's pictures of tower blocks are stunning – but he tells Paul Barker he's a landscape not an architectural painter

Same old storey: One of David Hepher's images of the Aylesbury estate

David Hepher: Estate of the nation

David Hepher's pictures of London tower blocks are on show at Flowers Gallery. He explains why he's a landscape not an architectural painter

Harry Redknapp: 'I write like a two-year-old'

Redknapp: I can barely write, let alone fiddle my tax bill

The Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, admitted that he had such a "problem" with handwriting that he could not even "fill in a team sheet" and required an accountant to "run his life", a court heard yesterday in a dramatic fourth day of his trial for tax evasion.

Harry Redknapp: 'I write like a two-year-old'

Harry: I can't write... but I don't fiddle tax

Redknapp claims in court that he has a chaotic grasp of his own finances

Damilola Taylor was found bleeding to death in a stairwell near his home in Peckham

Damilola Taylor's killer freed from prison

One of schoolboy Damilola Taylor's killers who was recalled to jail after breaching the terms of his licence has been released.

Sean Durkin's seriously creepy thriller, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene will finally be released in the UK on 3 February

Leading article: An establishment dilemma

The office of a bishop is weighty in the Church. Charged with acting as a focus of unity and with upholding doctrine, the post is supposed to be prayerfully accepted rather than actively sought, which is why reports that the Dean of St Albans may sue the Church of England for discrimination over its refusal to make him a bishop will have shocked the Anglican hierarchy to its core.

Serial rapist Michael Roberts given four life sentences

A brutal rapist who terrorised elderly women in a suburb for more than a decade was told today he will live out his days behind bars.

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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