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Mother of murdered Ellie Butler loses bid to overturn conviction

Mother of murdered Ellie Butler loses bid to overturn conviction

A woman found guilty of child cruelty after her partner murdered their six-year-old daughter has had her attempt to overturn her conviction rejected by the court of appeal. Jennie Gray, the mother of Ellie Butler, was convicted having previously...

yesterday, 12:57 in World News
 
Larry David to Lisa Simpson – life lessons from TV's top role models

Larry David to Lisa Simpson – life lessons from TV's top role models

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm There aren’t many moments in Curb Your Enthusiasm when Larry David could be described as heroic. Two stand out though. There’s the time he conducts a Wagner-playing orchestra outside an enemy’s house who despises the...

yesterday, 12:53 in Showbiz
 

Ancient human bone helps date our first sex with Neanderthals

An ancient leg bone found by chance on the bank of a Siberian river has helped scientists work out when early humans interbred with our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals. A local ivory carver spotted the bone sticking out of sediments while fossil...

yesterday, 12:52 in Science &Technology
 
Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has announced that he has prostate cancer. The TV presenter shared a video via Twitter, writing: “For the last 2 months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure. “I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it...

yesterday, 12:50 in Art & Culture
 
Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

Stephen Fry has announced that he has prostate cancer. The TV presenter shared a video via Twitter, writing: “For the last 2 months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure. “I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it...

yesterday, 12:45 in Health
 
Neanderthals walked among us – study

Neanderthals walked among us – study

Modern humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research. Using new carbon dating techniques and mathematical models, researchers...

yesterday, 12:44 in Science &Technology
 
Lisa Marie Presley sues former manager, claiming only $14,000 left from Elvis cash

Lisa Marie Presley sues former manager, claiming only $14,000 left from Elvis cash

Lisa Marie Presley has sued her former financial manager Barry Siegel, accusing him of “reckless and negligent mismanagement” of her inherited estate, according to US reports. She claims that her cash reserves were whittled down to $14,000 (£10,000)...

yesterday, 12:37 in Art & Culture
 
Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner to collaborate on new play about the NHS

Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner to collaborate on new play about the NHS

Alan Bennett is to explore life in a Yorkshire hospital threatened with closure in a new play that will be directed by Nicholas Hytner, former artistic director of the National Theatre. The production, entitled Allejujah!, is the 10th collaboration...

yesterday, 12:37 in Art & Culture
 
I am struggling with dating since leaving a conservative religion

I am struggling with dating since leaving a conservative religion

I am a 23-year-old woman who is having trouble navigating the secular dating world. I grew up in a religious family where the expectation was that I would marry a boy from church, in a no-sex-before-marriage setup. This was complicated by my not...

yesterday, 12:20 in Lifestyle
 
Sex, jealousy and gender: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 80 years on

Sex, jealousy and gender: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 80 years on

In 1937, a young army wife sat at her typewriter in a rented house in Alexandria, Egypt. She wasn’t happy. Despite coming from an ebullient theatrical family, she was reclusive and agonisingly shy. The social demands that came with being married to...

yesterday, 12:18 in Art & Culture
 
This week’s best TV: from The Death of Stalin to Strike Career of Evil

This week’s best TV: from The Death of Stalin to Strike Career of Evil

The Death of Stalin It was bafflingly overlooked at the Baftas but Armando Iannucci’s uproarious, semi-historical comedy is a one-of-a-kind delight. Via a remarkable cast (Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, a never-better Simon Russell Beale), it...

yesterday, 12:12 in Showbiz
 
UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes

UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes

UN investigators say they have identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Their findings are a sharp departure from previous UN reports that documented crimes but not...

yesterday, 12:12 in World News
 
The British expat who led an American brand into the AR-15 era

The British expat who led an American brand into the AR-15 era

As CEO of America’s second-largest gun manufacturer, James Debney – whose company made the assault rifle used last week to kill 17 people at a high school in Florida – makes $5.3m a year. A second-amendment proselytizer, Debney has repeatedly made...

yesterday, 12:12 in World News
 
What happened at the Chequers Brexit awayday?

What happened at the Chequers Brexit awayday?

Why was the meeting held? It is most workers’ worst nightmare: not content with seeing them every day at the office, the boss summons them for an awayday, far from home. Worse than that, she then schedules an eight-hour meeting, with dinner thrown...

yesterday, 12:12 in Politics
 

Roger Diski obituary

Roger Diski, who has died aged 61 while swimming off the coast of Sierra Leone, was best known as the man who made responsible tourism fun. As the founder of Rainbow Tours, voted a winner at the Guardian/Observer Travel awards four times in recent...

yesterday, 12:11 in Travel
 


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