News British girl Madeleine McCann, who was allegedy abducted 03 May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was on vacation with her family in the Algarve

British police reportedly made the request to their Portuguese counterparts in a recent meeting between the two forces

Landlord of Joanna Yeates to sue for libel

The landlord arrested on suspicion of murdering the Bristol woman Joanna Yeates has launched legal action against a number of newspapers.

Kevin Pietersen interested in regaining England captaincy

England batsman Kevin Pietersen "would love to have another go" at captaining the side if Andrew Strauss steps down as one-day skipper.

Roy Hodgson never 'felt wanted' at Liverpool

Roy Hodgson believes he did not stand a chance at Liverpool.

Anderson has stitches after freak accident

England paceman James Anderson needed two stitches on his cheek after he suffered an injury while fooling around with team mate Graeme Swann, he said on his Twitter account.

Justin Bieber 'furious' as fans sneak into hotel room

Justin Bieber fans dressed up as cleaners and entered his hotel room in Liverpool.

Rolling Stones tour in doubt

The Rolling Stones' latest tour is reportedly in jeopardy following a row over the size of Sir Mick Jagger's manhood.

First Frost, By James Henry

A warm welcome back, Jack

Helen Baxendale's 'boring' Friends role

Helen Baxendale found starring in high-profile TV shows "boring".

Robert Verkaik: No win, no fee ruling could be shot in the arm for libel courts

Celebrities who first applauded Naomi Campbell for taking on the Daily Mirror for breaching her privacy might not be so happy with the outcome of her marathon legal battle.

Here is the news: Radio 4 presenter is love child of a 1960s BBC anchorman

It takes a lot to shock John Humphrys. But when Justin Webb, his co-host on the Today programme, revealed that he was the secret love child of the Welshman's old BBC colleague, the newsreader Peter Woods, even Humphrys was taken aback.

Labour's new Alastair Campbell

Tom Baldwin, a senior journalist on The Times newspaper, is set to become Ed Miliband's chief communications adviser.

Red-Top Week: Strange world of tea, teeth and tabbies

The Sun got to the nub of prime ministerial hypocrisy with "Tea perk is axed in No 10 cutbacks". Civil service mandarins won't get tea served to their desks, according to a source quoted as saying that David Cameron "wants to prove we really are all in this together" – except that the PM will still have his tea brought to him.

Reina worried by Liverpool 'chaos'

Goalkeeper Jose Reina has admitted the ongoing takeover saga surrounding Liverpool has left the club in "chaos".

No Newcastle guarantees for Carroll

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has warned striker Andy Carroll he is not guaranteed to win back his place in the Magpies' line-up.

Matthew Norman's Diary: I've got David Miliband's future all mapped out

Don't dare say you didn't read it here first – unless you never read it here at all, of course, or read it somewhere else first. The template for the Milibandroid was indeed the one cited on this page in June... the Frasier episode in which Little Niles pips Frasier to become the wine club Corkmaster by an infinitesimal margin.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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