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Lyttelton, National Theatre

Theatre: A weapon for the poor

Major Barbara Piccadilly Theatre, London

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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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

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Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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