Sport Sascha Kindred and his wife Nyree are both in GB’s swimming team and hoping to add to their impressive Paralympic medal hauls

As a five-time Paralympian, Sascha Kindred has witnessed first hand how the event's profile has soared over recent editions, but for the 34-year-old the rewards are still solely to be found in the pool.

In pictures: Child stars all grown-up

When Anna Chlumsky hit the red carpet yesterday to promote her new HBO television series Veep, you'd have been forgiven for sighing sadly and shouting "Vada!" at her. Like many child stars who have gone on to relative obscurity, not ended up hooked on drugs or managed to carve out a successful career away from the cameras, she will remain fixed as the dorky kid Macuaulay Culkin's Thomas J was in love with in the heartbreaking 1991 movie, My Girl.

Remote Control, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

As the television switchover springs us gaily into digital, that endlessly malleable world of glittering pixels, what is it that we are leaving behind us (aside from a mountain of outdated TVs)?

Viv Groskop: Leave our pro-choice culture alone

Pro-choice advocates concerned that we're turning the clock back on abortion

BBC's move north to be audited

The National Audit Office (NAO) will carry out a value-for-money review of the BBC's move to Media City in Salford later this year.

Smiles better: Stuart Lancaster has made the England camp into a challenging place to be for the likes of Lee Dickson (left), but also an environment full of fun

David Flatman: Lancaster is the analogue man in a digital world – and I like it that way

From the Front Row: He does not just talk about 'engaging with the people', he actually does it

Dustin Hoffman produces and stars in the HBO drama 'Luck'

Dustin Hoffman laments golden age of film

Movie legend Dustin Hoffman has lamented the end of Hollywood's golden age, criticising the industry for focusing on profits instead of making quality films.

Woman held in custody over Cowell break-in

A woman accused of breaking into Simon Cowell's mansion wielding a brick has appeared in court.

One Direction pictured at a New York radio station last week

A first for a debut: UK band One Direction tops US charts

One Direction, who rose to fame on The X Factor, have become the first British pop group to go straight to No 1 in the US charts with their debut album.

James Moore: Beware, The Apprentice can be very addictive

Outlook: It might seem strange now, but business leaders sometimes used to complain about being excluded from popular culture. It was felt that bright and talented young people shunned their blandishments in favour of the professions because business was seen as, well, a bit grubby and best left in a ghetto.

From lost boy to man: Sutherland in Berlin earlier this month

Kiefer Sutherland shows his sensitive side

The star of 24 was planning a break from TV but a new supernatural family drama from the creator of Heroes lured him back, he tells Sarah Hughes

Bob Katter has incensed his half-brother Carl, right, with an advert attacking gay marriage

The Australian MP, his gay brother, and a family feud over a 'homophobic rant'

Outspoken, Stetson-wearing firebrand finds himself on receiving end of the tough talk

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Let the royals compete, like Harry, if they are so special

Just for a lark a young white man visiting Jamaica ran against Usain Bolt. The picture appeared everywhere including on two whole pages of a leftie broadsheet. For it is Prince Harry, out and about selling The Firm. British colonialism and monarchism never pass on.

The bad boy of British boxing reveals how his mother's illness brought home his ignominy

Dereck Chisora: Inexcusable, embarrassing – but let me keep fighting

In his first interview since the infamous brawl with David Haye, the bad boy of British boxing reveals how his mother's illness brought home his ignominy. Alan Hubbard meets Dereck Chisora

Brit School music students rehearsing their latest project

Inside Britain's talent factory: 'Shows like The X Factor delude the young'

So says the charismatic principal of the Brit School which, over the past decade, has created countless stars. He gives Ian Burrell a backstage tour.

Godfather of British video art marks digital switchover with 1001 TV Sets

Are you ready for the digital switchover? 1001 TV Sets (End Piece) by the godfather of British video art David Hall, 75, fills a huge subterranean space under the University of Westminster with 1,001 televisions. They will be tuned to the five analogue stations – gradually their electronic signals will emit only white noise, first as BBC2 switches off on 4 April – followed by the rest of the channels on 18 April, during London's digital switchover.

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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