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

Free Run, Udderbelly’s Pasture

It was only a matter of time before freerunning and parkour, already picked up from the streets by Hollywood film directors and advertising moguls, filtered down into theatres.

2401 Objects/Snap.Catch.Slam, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Henry Molaison was a mild-mannered American who became the most famous amnesiac in the world. Having suffered fits in childhood, he underwent experimental brain surgery in 1953. That procedure cured him of his epilepsy but left him unable to form new memories, condemning him to live life in an eternal, infernal present. After he died in 2008, his brain was dissected, live on the internet, into 2,401 slices, in an attempt to learn something more about the man with no memory.

Man critical after tower block fire

A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a blaze at a tower block that led to the evacuation of 150 residents.

British girl, 3, dies in fall from Singapore flat

A three-year-old British girl has fallen to her death from a high-rise block of flats in Singapore.

British toddler dies in Singapore high-rise fall

A British toddler has fallen to her death from a high-rise apartment in Singapore, it emerged today.

Béatrice Dalle: 'I am naturally quite bashful'

Shoplifting! Nudity! Drugs! Banned from the US! A boyfriend who punched a monkey on TV! A husband she met while he was in prison... Just how 'bashful' are you, Béatrice? Robert Chalmers meets the divine Ms Dalle

Pocket paradises: Amateurs are creating astounding gardens on tiny budgets in Britain

Julie Henry and Debbie Bragg's images capture the best of the blooms

Attack The Block (15)

Starring: John Boyega, Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway

Joe Cornish: Why I wanted aliens to invade south London

Joe Cornish, whose feature-film debut 'Attack the Block' opens this week, tells Peter Watts how, when it comes to sci-fi, British is best

Boy, 14, dies after fall from sixth floor

A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.

Teenager killed after window fall

A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.

Sick, broke, forgotten: America's hip-hop 'hero'

He laid the musical foundations that made rappers rich. But Kool Herc's plight is an indictment of US healthcare.

Mascherano criticises club over treatment of Torres

Javier Mascherano did little to enhance the way Liverpool supporters remember him yesterday by declaring that he was not surprised Fernando Torres had followed him out of Anfield and that, in his own case, the club had shown no interest in keeping him.

Business Diary: Fund manager has identity crisis

As the boss of the world's largest bond fund, Pimco, one would expect Bill Gross to be a signed up member of the capitalist elite and a defender of the status quo. Far from it: in his latest report to Pimco investors, Gross lambasts greedy bankers and hopeless politicians before setting out his hopes for a better future. "America requires more than a makeover or a facelift," Gross says. "It needs a heart transplant [without] the contagious antibodies of money and finance filtering through the system... are record corporate profits a fair price for America's soul? A devil's bargain more than likely."

How to make a movie with a paintbrush

Want to make a film but don’t have the capital? Ian Burrell meets the man who funded his debut by painting and decorating
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence