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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

`I don't want revenge. I want the truth'

Police officers battered Nigerian Shiji Lapite to death in the street. The CPS decided not prosecute. If only it was an isolated case.

Literature: Small and indelibly sour

The God of Small Things is haunted by indelible sourness. "A sourmetal smell, like steel bus-rails, and the smell of the bus conductor's hands from holding them"; the "sour farty smell" of juicy red ants squashed by three small children at play; the dank briney fumes of the Paradise Pickles factory; and yes, the vinegar-tongued sourness of the cavilling critics who sneered when Arundhati Roy won last year's Booker Prize.

Review: John Hegley the Weavers Arms, Stoke Newington: A riotous night of glorious nonsense

COMEDY POETRY, like performance art or avant-garde mime, is one of those artforms designed to fill mainstream audiences with dread and send them running for the cover of the nearest bar showing the World Cup.

Where Edinburgh meets north London

The capital's Stoke Newington is about to host its annual street festival. But that's not all it has to offer

Police face no action over death of asylum seeker

TWO police officers will not be prosecuted over the unlawful killing of a Nigerian asylum seeker, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday following a fresh review of the case.

Theatre: Hold the popcorn

Blast from the Past West Yorkshire Playhouse

Artist used bodies 'hidden' by college

THE Royal College of Surgeons kept bits of dead bodies for teaching purposes much longer than it should have done and was desperate to hide its macabre secret, a court was told yesterday.

Police round on jailed officers' pensions

POLICE chiefs are trying to claw back thousands of pounds of pension payments due to two officers jailed for corruption, Scotland Yard confirmed yesterday.

X-Treme: Mounting tension

The Castle Climbing Centre is pretty hard to miss. Walking through Manor House in north London, its towering spires stick out like a sore thumb amidst dozens of high-rise flats as it stands like a backdrop to a Hammer horror film.

Law Report: CPS should have records of police misconduct

Regina v Guney; Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) (Lord Justice Judge, Mr Justice Poole, Judge Rant QC, Judge Advocate General) 27 February 1998

Armed forces will be exempt from the minimum wage after Whitehall row

The armed forces are to be excluded from the minimum wage, Ian McCartney, the industry minister, announced yesterday.

Police raid Kurdish exiles in terrorism crackdown

In the lead-up to a visit to London by the Turkish Prime Minister today, police have raided two Kurdish community centres in north London. Kurds in Britain see this as part of a creeping campaign against them.

Constable guilty of assault

A police constable was convicted yesterday of assaulting a student at a festival for the homeless. Paul Evans, 32, from Stoke Newington police station in London, was also convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey of affray.

Postcode From The Edge: Abney's buried treasure

Wandering the overgrown pathways of Stoke Newington's Abney Park Cemetery, visitors can still appreciate its faded elegance

Mental health order on man who tortured baby to death

A leading prosecutor broke down at the Old Bailey yesterday as he outlined a catalogue of torture inflicted on a six-month-old baby in the weeks leading up to his death.
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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
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Sarah Kane season

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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
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'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

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