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Londoner Sam Roberts has been obsessively documenting Britain's brick adverts for posterity and has set up a blog to document the signs

Tom Brooks-Pollock: I had to take a bar job to pay for my work in the Commons

First person: Not paying people favours rich kids whose parents can support them

Twin babies hurt in fox attack

Two baby sisters were seriously ill in hospital last night after an apparent fox attack at their home.

Diane Abbott adds name to leadership contenders

Diane Abbott yesterday put herself forward as a left-wing contender to succeed Gordon Brown, arguing some of her rivals for the role had been "more focussed on winning the leadership battle" than on helping defeat the Tories in the election.

Diane Abbott: Let's revive the spirit of anti-racism

It is no surprise, more than 30 years later, to have it all but officially confirmed that the police caused the death of Blair Peach

Scientists say Tory 'lack of vision' will damage economy

Letter to <i>The Independent</i> reveals concerns about Conservative policy

Groove Armada - Big beat boys chart new waters

After more than a decade spent reaching for the lasers as the UK's foremost main-stage dance act, Groove Armada say it's time to go back to basics. By Marcus O'Dair

Vijay 49 Willesden Lane, London NW6

The décor is dire and the location nothing special. But everything else is making me feel so nice, says our critic

Airline bomb plotter jailed for life

A Muslim man was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years today after being convicted of conspiracy to murder by plotting with Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the convicted ringleader of the foiled plan to blow up passenger jets.



Bomb plot jury resume deliberations

The jury in the trial of three Muslim men accused of plotting with the ringleader of a conspiracy to launch suicide attacks on transatlantic passenger aircraft began its fifth day of deliberations today.

Teenager stabbed to death in street

Detectives launched a murder hunt today after a teenager was stabbed to death in the street.

Andrew Marr: The Making of Modern Britain, BBC2<br/>
Not Forgotten: Soldiers of Empire, Channel 4

Andrew Marr and Ian Hislop each brought a sure touch to First World War histories

Lee Valley Poems, By Yang Lian

For the Chinese dissident poet Yang Lian, in transit since the repressions of 1989, Stoke Newington starts to become a truly "local" place "the fourth year you see the very last apple on the branch".

Charlie Winston: Our newest export

He is a No 1 star in France, but Charlie Winston is virtually unknown back in his native Britain, writes Nick Hasted

Dalston: the new property hotspot?

Hip east London has supposedly been on the up for years. Now new transport links may give it the edge. Sophie Morris reports

Man arrested over jogging artist murder

'Significant' arrest made over ferocious park attack that shocked London
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'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes'

US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food
Radio Times female powerlist: A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

Inside the Radio Times female powerlist
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James Frey's literary treasure hunt

Riddling trilogy could net you $3m
Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

What David Sedaris learnt about the world from his fitness tracker
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Second-holiest site in Islam attracts millions of pilgrims each year
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The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering