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Is obesity a disability?

Thursday 18 December

The European Court of Justice has ruled that obese people could be considered disabled. What do you think? Is obesity a disability? Read more

Was Sony right to pull the The Interview?

Thursday 18 December

Hollywood is on war footing this morning. Rob Lowe – that handsome bloke in Parks and Recreation – has compared Sony’s decision to pull The Interview to Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler. Judd Adaptow is spitting frogs.  Ben Stiller and Steve Carell can’t raise a smirk between them, both lamenting the collapse of freedom of expression. Read more

Did anyone win Question Time?

Friday 12 December

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Can torture ever be justified?

Thursday 11 December

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Should Britain return the Elgin Marbles?

Friday 5 December

The Elgin Marbles are leaving British soil for the first time since they were brought here in the 19th century, but only for a brief sojourn to Russia. Read more

Is Russell Brand a hypocrite?

Thursday 4 December

Russell brand has threatened legal action against The Sun, after the tabloid ran a front page labelling him a hypocrite yesterday. " He rants against high rents and tax avoidance," the cover read, "but he pays £76k a year to tax-dodge landlords". Read more

Is Band Aid 30 better than the original?

Monday 17 November

Band Aid is back, with Harry Styles, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding in place of George Michael, Sting and Simon Le Bon. Read more

Should the Greens take part in the TV debates?

Thursday 13 November

A petition calling for the BBC to include the Green Party in the TV Leaders' Debates has been handed to the broadcaster today, after receiving 260,000 signatures online. Read more

Should adverts for e-cigarettes be banned?

Monday 10 November

The first e-cigarette TV advert will be shown tonight. Read more

Should Miliband resign as Labour Leader?

Friday 7 November

Labour leader Ed Miliband is under increasing pressure as reports emerged that some Labour MP’s want him to resign from his position. Read more

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas