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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

Confessions of a pregnant father

The woman gets plenty of warning, that is nature's way. But this expectant father's eyes are only just being opened to the pains and pleasures of life about to be transformed

Harman boost in Shadow elections

Harriet Harman's chances of securing her seat in the Shadow Cabinet were given a boost yesterday by John Prescott, the deputy leader of the Labour Party. Mr Prescott has given his full backing for the Shadow Cabinet "slate" to be voted in during Wednesday's elections to avoid giving ammunition to the Tories with splits in the party.

Malcolm Kennedy loses murder appeal

A restaurateur has lost a five-year fight to clear his name, after being twice convicted of kicking to death a fellow prisoner in a police station cell. Malcolm Kennedy, 48, of Stoke Newington, north London, had protested his innocence from the outset and claimed he was "framed" by a police cover-up to protect an unidentified officer.

THE MANCHESTER BOMBING: Device was `as big as anything to hit mainland Britain'

Police believe a van carrying what may have been the largest bomb planted by the IRA in Britain was spotted in Peterborough on Friday afternoon.

Class: What class are you?

Lord (Jeffrey) Archer, author

Everything but the kitsch sink

From the lavish excess of Sparkle More's home to Arne Jacobsen's understated designs, objects from the Fifties are now regarded as `antiques'. Madeleine Marsh reports

Night of joy that turned to terror

Shiji Lapite had plenty of cause to celebrate on 15 December 1994, writes Jojo Moyes. The Nigerian father-of-two who had lived in Britain uneventfully for three years had that day been given leave to stay, pending consideration of his claim for asylum.

'Terrible screams' of man in custody

JOJO MOYES

Suspect 'kicked in head' during struggle with PCs

JOJO MOYES

Police ordered to pay up for drug arrest

HEATHER MILLS

TRAVEL; A bike ride through Blair country

FREEWHEELING 2: NORTH LONDON; In the second in our series, Martin Wright takes the cycle way from Islington to leafy Barnsbury

Spice of life

The South Indian Onam festival is coming to Stoke Newington in north-east London. Traditionally celebrated in the south-western state of Kerala, it welcomes the mythical return of a benevolent king, who once ruled the region.

Leeson to be interviewed after U-turn by SFO

The Serious Fraud Office said yesterday that it was considering sending a police officer and an accountant to interview Nick Leeson, the derivatives trader blamed by the Bank of England for the collapse of Barings Bank, in his Frankfurt jail. The SFO's decision to rethink Mr Leeson's offer of an interview follows a letter from his solicitor Stephen Pollard formally offering "no strings attached" co-operation.

Should Britain legalise brothels?

For as long as there have have been prostitutes, there have been attempts to regulate the practise of selling sex for money.

Pumping up the art rate

Until now sport and art have kept their distance. Alister Morgan visits a halfway house
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Standing the test of time: Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 'Back to the Future'
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Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lavinia, William Houston as Titus Andronicus and Dyfan Dwyfor as Lucius
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Stir crazy: Noel Fielding in 'Luxury Comedy 2: Tales from Painted Hawaii'
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Flow chart: Karl Landsteiner discovered blood types in 1900, yet scientists have still not come up with an explanation for their existence
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Hotel Tour d’Auvergne in Paris launches pay-what-you-want
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Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
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What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

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The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
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The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
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Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
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A Bible for billionaires

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Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

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