News Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after their wedding on April 29, 2011. Royal wedding protesters lost their court appeal on Wednesday 22 January after they accused the Metropolitan Police of

The 20 individuals had accused the Metropolitan Police of Prince "suppressing anti-monarchist sentiment"

Arsène Wenger: 'They were a little bit crazy to give me the job'

After 13 years in charge, Arsène Wenger becomes Arsenal's longest-serving manager this week. Mark Fleming hears his plans to be a hit with fans – and shareholders – for a long time to come

Murder of the Orient Express

End of the line for celebrated train service

Simon Calder: An icon of European rail travel is finally killed off

As an announcement of a momentous death foretold, it is remarkably economical. "Train 468/469," reports the September edition of the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable "Strasbourg to Wien [Vienna] will finally be withdrawn." Between those two phrases is the most momentous pair of words in European rail travel: Orient Express. Seventy-five years after the publication of Agatha Christie's bestselling crime novel, Murder on the Orient Express, the train that epitomised trans-European travel for more than a century is finally being killed off.

Griffin lets loose on first day in 'wasteful circus' of the EU

The newly-elected neo-Fascists came swaggering into the European Parliament yesterday, the institution they have vowed to abolish, on their first day as MEPs.

Brussels steps in to save the Great Hamster of Alsace

The European Commission hopes a fine of up to £14.5m will encourage the French government to take better care of an endangered rodent

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon battles extradition to US

A British computer expert will launch a new legal battle today to avoid extradition on charges of hacking into US military networks.

John Curtice: A disaster for Labour, but hardly a Tory triumph

Expectations are crucial in politics. By last night, Labour had persuaded the media to expect "heavy losses" in the European elections, and that the party could come fourth – even though not a single opinion poll had ever put the party lower than third. The aim was clear: ensure that anything other than a calamitous performance could be represented as evidence that things were not so bad.

Rise of Europe's extreme politics

<b>Vanessa Mock</b>: The economic gloom and public disillusionment with incumbent governments has Euro MPs worried that voters will turn to the fringes

A Time to Dance, a Time to Die, By John Waller

It is hard to imagine a more compulsive opening than Waller's vivid account of how, on 14 July 1518, Frau Troffea of Strasbourg began a violent, joyless dance that continued for six days. Even more oddly, she infected others with the same bewildering malady.

The Architecture of Parking, By Simon Henley

This revelatory study opens our eyes to structures that we take for granted. It includes a car park that achieved stardom by appearing in Get Carter (Trinity Square, Gateshead) and another by star architect Zaha Hadid.

Cameron aide quits over claims worth tens of thousands

A Tory MP resigned as one of David Cameron's closest aides today as it emerged the taxpayer had been paying tens of thousands of pounds a year towards both of his homes.

Leading article: We will all lose out if we don't take Europe seriously

Failure to vote in June would mean missing a chance to shape our future

Cos&igrave; Fan Tutte, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Latin lotharios steal the heart

Labour's secret weapon &ndash; Prezza

John Prescott, whose tour of Britain in a battle bus enlivened the 1997 general election, is going back on the road, but this time he's using a minibus.

Leading article: Free votes

Those who believe that the European Court of Human Rights has a malign influence on law enforcement in Britain are indignant that the Government may allow prisoners to vote, following a ruling from the court in Strasbourg.


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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

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Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

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Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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'You need me, I don’t need you'

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

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British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

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