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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

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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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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...