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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

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

Warm winters boost warbler numbers

A BRITISH songbird that was once almost extinct is making a comeback, thanks to global warming.

Platforms shaved to fit new trains

RAILTRACK IS having to spend pounds 2 million to trim platform edges because of a "wrong kind of train" problem.

Video nasties `desensitised teen killers'

HORROR VIDEOS desensitised two teenagers so much they stabbed a close friend to death simply "for getting on their nerves", a judge said yesterday.

PC on murder charge after man shot in police raid

A POLICE officer has been charged with murder after a naked man was shot in his bedroom during a raid by armed officers.

Real Lives: `My hallucinations were addictive'

STEVEN WHITEWELL recalls how, like Etonian Nick Taylor and many a schoolboy before him, he played games that could have cost him his life

Letter: Budget losers

Sir: The Government's latest tax increase, which puts 17.5p on a packet of 20 cigarettes, will devastate low-income smokers and force more people into dishonestly buying cheap smuggled cigarettes.

`Now we want a woman bishop'

THE CHURCH of England is being forced to confront the prospect of female bishops, five years after the ordination of the first women priests.

Dilemmas: Why can't I make decisions?

Glenn finds decisions very difficult to make. Not just whether to move house, but whether to go to the movies or out to dinner. He's tried making plus and minus lists, but it doesn't help. How can he stop being the eternal ditherer?

Letter: IRA arms deadlock

IRA arms deadlock

Letter: Computer stock

Sir: My sons all use computers extensively at work. They assure me that many companies have storerooms full of serviceable but slightly outdated computers which are no longer in use. My daughters-in-law are all connected with teaching. They assure me that many schools are desperate for serviceable computers, which need not be of the very latest model but which the school budgets cannot be stretched to purchase.

Walks: Take the country in your stride

... all you need are a sturdy pair of boots and this encyclopedic list of hundreds of walks organised by the Ramblers Association

Letter: Primorolo's plea

Sir: The irony of Financial Secretary Dawn Primorolo's appeal last week to adult smokers to stop buying smuggled cigarettes is that it is her punitive tax policy that has caused the widespread smuggling epidemic.

Church puts female bishops on the agenda urged to study idea of female bishops

THE MOST senior woman in the Church of England is calling for a two-year study into the implications of allowing women priests to become bishops.

`Why shouldn't they get paid for their time?'

LINDA NELSON, the mother of healthy seven-year-old twins, Alice and Oliver, would never have had children if it wasn't for Kim Cotton, Britain's first surrogate mother.
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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible