Profile of a sex abuser, aged seven

HE LOOKS like any other fresh-faced seven-year-old playing with his friends in the park; bright and talkative, David loves riding his bike and tinkering with his train set. But David's mother knew something was very wrong with her son when she caught him fondling a friend's year- old daughter.

To believe nothing flows from TV violence is implausible

As president of the British Board of Film Classification I do sentry duty in this area

Letter: Nurses or enforcers?

Sir: The Scoping Study Committee, commissioned by the Department of Health to review the Mental Health Act, published draft proposals in April. Although the proposals are wide-ranging, they pivot around the vexed issue of the compulsory treatment of particular individuals in the community.

Cancer drug funding `should be doubled'

SPENDING ON cancer-fighting drugs must be doubled to give British patients the most effective treatment, medical experts said yesterday.

The Books Interview: Rosalind Miles - A feminist in Camelot

Why has the historian Rosalind Miles turned to bodice-ripping Arthurian romance? Peter Stanford jousts with her him

Say goodbye to your local GP

While 24-hour shopping and TV are taken for granted, medical advice remains hard to obtain

IVF study to assess risk of birth defects study to assess IVF risk List planned to assess IVF birth defects

A NATIONAL register is to be established of children conceived using a relatively new fertility treatment that has been linked to genetic defects.

Books: A little more than kin

Do we care if the Swan of Avon had mother trouble? Peter Holland on facts behind the acts

Dirty air may cause cancers

AIR POLLUTION may be responsible for some childhood cancers, scientists claimed yesterday. They argued that the risk of developing leukaemia increases significantly for children born near industrial centres.

People & Business: Lloyd's triumph in black

ALL THOUGHTS of the dwindling rouble and crashing hedge funds were banished on Sunday as the City's finest battled it out for the annual Reuters City Sevens.

Going Higher: 'Not luxuries, but basics'

Tanya King is working at the guild at the University of Birmingham, having completed a three-year degree in psychology

Going Higher: On a shoestring - but the living is still easy

Those on a tight budget - and that's the majority of students these days - will revel in the discovery that accommodation, nightlife and even food is much cheaper than in the south-east. The quality of life, however, is just as high, writes Diana Appleyard

Going Higher: A fresh look at the new centre of learning

The Midlands may not always be the most scenic of places but it has a lot to offer the student - cheap accommodation, a varied nightlife and some of the country's brightest universities. Diana Appleyard investigates the region's changing character

Open Eye: The new approach to teacher education

The OU is the country's largest single provider of new teachers, most of whom have come from other jobs
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen