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A street artist tribute to Trigger might have moved commuters, but it seems staff at Southern didn't share their appreciation

Athletics: Pressure fails to affect Holmes

It is entirely fitting that Kelly Holmes' first competitive appearance since winning the 800/1500 metres double in Athens last month should take place at an Olympic stadium tomorrow.

Delighted of Tonbridge welcome Kelly home

The Olympic champion Kelly Holmes was greeted by cheering crowds as she paraded through her home town on an open-top bus yesterday. The 800m and 1500m gold medallist brought the centre of Tonbridge in Kent to a standstill as about 40,000 well-wishers lined the streets, waving Union flags.

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The Learning Game by Jonathan Smith (Little, Brown, £14.99)

Letter: Blair at bay

Sir: It is clearly no coincidence that the Prime Minister's official spokesperson states that hunting will not be banned this parliament, the day after Ken Livingstone turns out to be the backbencher who will introduce the Bill ("Downing Street says fox-hunting Bill is doomed", 16 December).

Letter: A TV nation of animal lovers

THE APPARENT pro-hunting bias from the BBC may be partly due to the way in which the Countryside Alliance has managed to make "anti- hunting" appear synonymous with "anti-countryside." In so doing, the Countryside Alliance does a disservice to those it claims to represent, by taking attention away from the real problems facing country people, such as poor public transport and a lack of shops and other amenities.

Letter: Telephone pests

Sir: At five to one on Sunday I received a telesales call about home improvements. We are resigned to getting sales calls about double glazing on weekday evenings; now even Sunday lunchtime is interrupted. This annoyance has gone too far. It's time the telesales industry set up a code of practice and put its house in order. Junk mailers have fixed their malpractice: junk callers can do likewise.

Letters: Hunt for arguments

Hunt for arguments

Provence in the East Midlands

If you have been lucky enough to have some frost-free winters, perhaps you too will be inspired to fill your garden with the hues and scent of French lavender.

Property: Stepping Stones

One couple's property story

Crime: What went wrong?

Last month, Neil Sayers and Graham Wallis were convicted of the brutal murder of their friend, Russell Crookes. The judge accused Sayers of being the unrepentant instigator, 'fuelled by violent slasher films'. But, as he begins a life sentence, his parents - to whom he protests his innocence - struggle to balance their revulsion at the crime with their love for their son. Here, for the first time, they speak exclusively to Rebecca Fowler
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China's influence on fashion

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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

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Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

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Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

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Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

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300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before