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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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Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

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Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

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Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement