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Ms May announced that there would be a fresh investigation into what the authorities did with Mr. Dickens' allegations, as well as the 114 files “destroyed, missing or not found”

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: It's high time an inquiry got to the truth of child abuse

You wonder how good we are at official investigations when you have to have a 'review of a review'

Debate: Smoking weed affects young people's motivation, so is society too relaxed about marijuana?

Young people who smoke marijuana may be at risk of “major” changes to the area of the brain that .....

Debate: Would you welcome a ban on work emails outside of office hours?

Unless you decided to switch off your smartphone this week, you would have heard reports that Fra.....

Research from Thinkbox has found that the majority of people still watch programmes on their television sets
Scientologist Louisa Hodkin with her fiance Alessandro Calcioli. A Supreme Court today ruled the couple should be allowed to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel

Debate: Should everyone get a pre-nuptial agreement?

Myleene Klass has said she regrets not getting a pre-nup now she and her ex have divorced. As pre.....

Debate: Does the new Harvey Nichols advert spoil the spirit of Christmas?

The new Harvey Nichols Christmas advert has certainly got people talking. They've introduced a ne.....

Debate: Boris Johnson is right to say we’re overly eager to bash the super-rich

Russell Brand appearing on Question Time

Russell Brand doesn't vote. Should you?

There's an old saying that goes, "if voting could really change anything, it would be illegal". I.....

Russell Brand on Newsnight: Would you join Russell's revolution?

Russell Brand is on everyone's lips. He heckled the GQ awards, wrote the latest in a series of br.....

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee