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Live-streams of meals can attract viewers of thousands night after night - with audiences donating enough money for the host to live on

Arguments for Easter: Was Judas a traitor - or was he simply 'one of us '?

Our response to child abuse reveals our collective terror in the face of betrayal. But is there an alternative, asks Margaret Atkins, to the risky business of trust?

Travel: I sailed out to sea with a sense of satisfaction

Tony Kelly visited a watersports centre on the Greek island of Zakynthos

Death row woman orders last supper

Karla Faye Tucker, the woman on death row in Texas who is due to be executed today, tried to win a reprieve yesterday but her chances seem to be fading.

pounds 10 Conran lunch

The Independent and Independent on Sunday in association with Terence Conran are

Dilemmas: Should we divorce, but carry on living together for the sake of our children?

After a terrible Christmas, Dinah and her husband have decided to divorce. But should they stay together for the sake of the children, aged four and five, living separate lives in the same house?

Review: Singing for their supper

TS Eliot Prize reading Almeida Theatre, London.

COMPETITION: LITERALLY LOST: 17

The following excerpt has been taken from a classic work of travel literature. Readers are invited to tell us: a) where is the action taking place? b) who is the author? Blackwell's Bookshops will supply pounds 30-worth of book tokens each week to the first correct answer out of the hat. Answers on a postcard to: Literally Lost, 'Independent on Sunday', 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Usual Newspaper Publishing competition rules apply. Entries to arrive by Thursday 22 January.

Books: Destiny calls. Don't wait supper

A WALK IN THE WOODS by Bill Bryson, Doubleday pounds 16.99

Carry on crusading

Edward Seckerson is not amused by Glyndebourne's village panto take on Rossini's medieval romp `Le Comte Ory'

THEATRE: Her Sister's Tongue; Lyric Hammersmith, London

"Our play is about love, so if you were expecting a play about sardines you'll be disappointed." Think how much easier life would be if every playwright followed Janet Goddard's example and started with a character stepping forward to tell the audience what to expect. If only Beckett or Pinter had bothered to follow her advice, we wouldn't have had to toil through all those texts trying to tease out the theses behind their great works.

Unhappy ending for spaced-out drugs bunny

It is a cautionary anti-drugs story for our time. Bonkers the cannabis-munching rabbit died when he was too stoned to escape the clutches of a Staffordshire bull terrier.

Today's the day the teddy bears have their Last Supper

Mark Banks wipes the final specks of cement off his latest creation, a portrayal in stained glass of the Last Supper in which Jesus and the Disciples are represented as bears.

Books: A hell of a lot of love

BLOOD TIES by Jennifer Lash Bloomsbury pounds 15.99

Tourism: Parking most vital for B&B guests

Parking comes before cooking for guests staying at bed-and-breakfast establishments, it was revealed yesterday.

E.coli breaks out in the Borders

Health chiefs in the Scottish Borders were last night continuing investigations into two separate E. coli 0157 outbreaks.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee