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Theatre: A weapon for the poor

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pounds 1.2m deal for departed NatWest chief

THE NATWEST director who quit in the wake of last year's pounds 90m options mis-pricing losses is set to receive a package of pounds 1.2m, it emerged yesterday.

The sound of swinging 78s

The voice of Norwich is Keith Skues, and John Peel is his biggest fan. Anthony Clavane takes a trip into Partridgeland

Tesco store throwing away pounds 3,500 of food every week

HUGE amounts of quality food which could be used to feed the homeless is being thrown away by supermarkets every week.

Rugby Union: Net gain in clubs' money struggles

WHEN Rugby Network, the sport's first business to utilise the World Wide Web, advertised for a coach for Huntingdon Beach RFC, surfers of the net around the world nearly fell over themselves in a tidal response.

Bullies may face custody

Four teenagers who yesterday pleaded guilty to harassing the schoolgirl Kelly Yeomans - who later took her own life - may face a custodial sentence.

Good Venue Guide: 18: The Almeida Theatre, N1

Date of birth: 10 April 1837.

Brassed off: No, it is the `new rock and roll'

The film Brassed Off and an injection of lottery cash have given a welcome boost to the traditional British brass band.

Photography: 98for98 The century in photographs: today 1905

Our series of photographs which capture the spirit of the century continues with a picture taken in 1905, a year when the likelihood of world peace seemed further away than ever, and countries had begun to mobilise for war. In March, a 30 per cent increase in spending on the Royal Navy was announced. By September, British troops were on manoeuvres.

... while in America, the hungry poor swell queues for charity food

Even the sharpest critics of welfare reform in the United States have been forced to acknowledge its benefits. The number of claimants has fallen, while predictions of increased destitution have not been borne out - or have they? Mary Dejevsky weighs the evidence.

Suzie Hayman had been an only child for 40 years when she got the phone call: `Hello, it's your sister Carol'

Suzie Hayman, agony aunt of `Woman's Own', found she had a history as complex as anyone's she counsels, and it gets more complex as time goes on.

Obituary: Stubby Kaye

Stubby Kaye, actor and singer: born New York 11 November 1918; married Angela Bracewell; died Rancho Mirage, California 14 December 1997.

Charities: What can I do to help at Christmas?

Charities value your time and your unwanted gifts as well as your cash. Meg Carter discovers giving isn't always simply spending.

TELEVISION: Fine if you happen to fancy a romp

Not even the most pedantic professor of English literature could complain about Tom Jones (BBC1, Sun). It's all there; the adaptation is so faithful, it is almost married to Fielding's plot, characterisation and dialogue. Plus it looks great without being fussy, has completely eschewed gratuitous appearances of bouncing buttocks, pert nipples and wispy pudenda - for which, heartfelt thanks to the producers from all of us who do not like looking at beautiful naked bodies - and the device of using John Sessions as a narrating Henry Fielding, popping in and out of the action, works fine.

Postcode From The Edge: Abney's buried treasure

Wandering the overgrown pathways of Stoke Newington's Abney Park Cemetery, visitors can still appreciate its faded elegance
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John Moore starred in Coca Cola and Morrisons adverts

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Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy

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New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning

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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
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Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes