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I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts

I took part in the recent #FreeTheNipple campaign in Iceland because I'm sick of women's bodies being censored and attacked

Daily catch-up: opening round in the election contest of the YouTube videos

Plus: not answering the important questions about the National Health Service

Anthony Burgess, the author of 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Earthly Powers,' died 17 years ago

If Anthony Burgess doesn’t merit a blue plaque, then few do

He had a phenomenal knowledge of languages,  philosophy, religions and more, on top of his writing

I’m thankful for the clouds outside Nick’s window

In Sickness and in Health: He’s looking beyond the end of his nose and seeing something of the world

i Editor's Letter: Why it won’t be the i wot won it – our promise to you

“You’ve decided who you’re backing then?” asks Peter Beck. Bexhill i reader Robert Sharkey, meanw.....

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Samoa's Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu is mouthing off once more, and this time referee Nigel Owens is the subject of his ire. The Gloucester centre accused Welshman Owens of racism and bias during the 13-5 defeat to South Africa, during which Owens sent off Samoa's Paul Williams. Fuimaono-Sapolu would later received a suspended ban from the IRB, on the condition that he apologised to Owens, did 100 hours rugby community work and completed a referee's course.

Being a gay rugby referee has been tough, but coming out was like being born again

Even though I've received abuse since going public, it's the bullies who should be afraid

A relative of dead Bangladeshi blogger Washiqur Rahman reacts after seeing his body at Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka on March 30,

Atheists are being hacked to death in Bangladesh, and soon there will be none left

I've spoken to liberal bloggers in Dhaka and they're terrified of what might happen to them

9.4 million people watched the first of the three-way debates at the last election. The audience for the one on Thursday is likely to be far lower.

David Cameron needs to learn some new tricks – and fast

Everything is different about this election – apart from the message the Tories  are sending out

The 2010-formed Coalition was led by a partly reformed Conservative Party, checked and balanced by Nick Clegg

How did the Coalition manage to work together so harmoniously?

Most people thought that if it did survive to the end, there would be more fights

There are around 250 species of bumblebee in the world

If you want to rumble a bumblebee, now’s your chance

Nature Studies: If we lose our pollinators, huge swathes of agriculture would collapse

The epic mug battle is only the latest of the cheap campaign gimmicks set to define this election

If this is really the sort of highbrow political discourse we’re going to have to endure for the next six weeks, count me out

Daily catch-up: the endless and beginningless election campaign goes up and down

A round-up of the latest on the opinion polls: back at step one

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, with her boyfriend, fellow vlogger Alfie Deyes

What the advertising world can learn from Zoella's gang

The fundamental digital disruption to the ad world has barely begun

Rachel Reeves is the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary

What are we voting for? No one knows

It’s been a depressing campaign thus far: two kitchens, three terms and zero debates

Riyadh is setting itself up as region’s policeman

The incoherence in Saudi policy encouraged Saleh, the Houthis and Iran to try to increase their influence in Yemen

Ed Miliband and David Cameron
Andreas Lubitz runs the Airport Race half marathon in Hamburg on 13 September 2009

Being sensitive to mental health need not lead us to downplay the horror of what Lubitz did

The Only Way is Ethics: Many people experience mental illness, hardly ever does that lead them to kill

A Palestinian child runs past a water tank that was destroyed in Israeli bombing during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip

The bravery of those many Jews who fight for a fairer Israel

Hamas is a wicked and dangerous force in the Middle East. But Israel is now more wicked and dangerous

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor