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An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards

The so-called 'bedroom tax' will affect 660,000 social housing tenants

'We won't put up with this': Residents facing brunt of 'bedroom tax' will refuse to pay

The so-called 'bedroom tax' will affect 660,000 social housing tenants. In Leeds, Jonathan Brown finds that some of them are in fighting mood

Dada army: Alan David and Antony Sher in The Captain of Köpenick

Theatre review: The Captain of Köpenick - If you’re going to put on a uniform, make sure it’s not riddled with holes

There's something really wrong here: the whole social system is unjust, our skint protagonist exclaims. A scallywag in tattered boots and a squashed felt hat, Antony Sher's Wilhelm Voigt sounds briefly like an impassioned revolutionary.

The blaze began when a television caught fire after being left plugged in on the ninth floor

Man whose family died in Camberwell tower block fire says he 'lost everything' in the blaze

Rafael Cervi said 'Everything that I built, everything that I dreamed of, was over in three hours'

DVD & Blu-ray review: Dredd (18) Pete Travis (96mins)

"It's all the deep end," Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) growls to his fetching rookie partner, Cassandra (Olivia Thirlby), about their miserable cop beat.

Feeling flush? Ticket prices fail to deter tourists as The Shard opening day sells-out

A visit to the top of the building costs £24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children

Street life: a labourer with infant and shovel in New Delhi

A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi, By Aman Sethi

A searingly honest account of India's underclass of urban labourers and how they survive

A giant 50 foot rubber duck floats down the Thames to celebrate the launch of Jackpotjoy.com's new Facebook Fundation

The day that Tower Bridge was raised for a rubber duck

(Mind you, it was 50ft tall...)

Open Jaw: Where readers write back

Tiger tourism – back and burning bright?

Residential tower block in Dubai evacuated after fire breaks out

Rescue crews in Dubai have evacuated a 34-story residential tower after a fire gutted portions of the building.

Daniel Craig is a Bond with a steely presence in Skyfall

Review: Skyfall, Sam Mendes, 140 mins (12A)

The new 007, with its wit, panache and crashing thrills, is the freshest, most entertaining in ages

Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisolm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham at St Pancras yesterday

Spice Girls 'set for Olympics closing ceremony'

Rumours that the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparently rehearsing for Sunday's extravaganza.

A view of the Olympic Stadium

London 2012: Madness to perform at closing ceremony

Following up on their Diamond Jubilee performance Madness will be taking centre stage at the Olympics closing ceremony.

Cutting-edge: Shrimpy's is a temporary diner housed in the kiosk of a former petrol station

Shrimpy's, King's Cross Filling Station, London

Where have they all come from? All these hipsters, tiny of beard and large of spectacle? Is there a shuttle bus, bringing them over from east London? Why is that man wearing some kind of shortie pyjama suit? And shouldn't that girl try and cover up some of those tattoos with a pretty scarf?

Dom Joly: I am medallion man – until the mafia arrives

I've just spent the week in Benidorm … not something I'd ever thought I'd find myself writing. I was there for work, not joining the thousands of Brits that flock to this unofficial Brit colony on the Costa Brava.

Residents lose fight to block Olympics missiles

Residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being deployed on the roof of their tower block during the Olympics.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there