Arts and Entertainment Emily Mytton, Kelly Williams, Adam Godley and Victoria Mosely in 'From Morning to Midnight'

Lyttelton, National Theatre

A police officer clears barricades erected by demonstrators during riots following the killing of an Islamic cleric at Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa

Kenya: Mombasa descends into riots as Islamist cleric is murdered two weeks after Nairobi shopping centre massacre

Religious riots sparked by the murder of a popular Islamist cleric have left four protesters dead in Mombasa, setting the city on edge two weeks after Islamist militants killed dozens of people in an audacious terror attack on a Nairobi shopping centre.

Ministers have refused requests to make changes to the legislation

Lobbying Bill: Government rejects warning by charities that new law will have 'chilling effect'

Downing Street has rejected warnings by charities that its new lobbying legislation would restrict voluntary organisations from campaigning on matters of public interest.

Rangers owner Charles Green (far left)

Rangers chief Charles Green apologises 'unreservedly' after being charged over 'little Paki friend' comment

Comment in reference to former Ibrox director Imran Ahmad

More women forced into slavery after change to immigration law

The number of women suspected of being trafficked to perform housework in embassies and private houses in Britain has increased amid warnings that vulnerable workers have been denied an escape route from domestic servitude by new immigration rules.

Get religious groups on board with Work Programme, think tank urges

The Government should get religious groups more involved in the struggling Work Programme, a leading think tank has urged, with backing from the shadow employment minister.

Man survives massive gas blast in Southsea

An elderly man has survived a large explosion which is suspected to have been caused by a gas cooker being left on overnight.

Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter, poses with his running spikes and official team uniform for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony during a photo shoot, arranged by his sponsors Puma, beside a Routemaster bus outside the British Museum. Bolt is due to defend the 100m and 200m gold medals he won in Beijing at the London Games

Olympic Shorts: Not a pint in sight at mountain bike course

The spectre of rain still looms over the London Games, but one venue, spectators might not be too happy to learn, will remain dry throughout.

London 2012: Olympic mountain biking venue will not serve alcohol to spectators as site is owned by Salvation Army

The spectre of rain still looms over the London Games, but one venue is to which, spectators might not be too happy to learn, will remain dry throughout.

Album: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Archive Recordings of Ralph Vaughan Williams (Albion)

As with many period recordings, there's a hurdle to be overcome with these Fifties recordings of Vaughan Williams works – most notably, the thinness of the sound and the unusual instrumental balance that initially distracts from Alexander Young's noble English tenor.

First 'organ trafficking' case found

The first case of someone being brought to Britain to have an organ removed for trafficking has been uncovered, according to a report.

World's first sex trafficking opera to premiere in UK

Groundbreaking production about women forced into prostitution opens in Liverpool this week
The Salvation Army is among charities likely to be busy over the next couple of months

Have faith in debt charities: More people are turning to organisations which help the poor

Charities which help the poor and indebted, particularly religious ones, expect to be busier than ever in 2012. January and February are going to be particularly busy months for them as more impoverished individuals and families seek help. Christmas is often a turning point for people with debts; in the cold light of January many decide they need advice.

Christian lenders attack culture of greed at mainstream banks

The bosses of Britain's Christian lenders have attacked the sales-obsessed culture and declining ethics of the mainstream banking industry.

Gap Years: All the inspiration you need to take a break

A well-planned and productive gap year can launch your career in the right direction. By Russ Thorne

If Barack wasn't an Obama: book says President's parents considered adoption

Before he was born, did Barack Obama's parents consider giving up their child-to-be for adoption?

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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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
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
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