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The celebrated cookery writer and ‘domestic goddess’ Nigella Lawson has been pictured suffering an attack by her husband. Police have stepped in, but what does the reaction mean?
On Father’s Day, golfer Justin Rose thanked his father, now dead, for spurring him on to success. But family groups say negative stereotypes of ‘hopeless’ dads are too common.
Jiroemon Kimura’s life, which came to an end yesterday, spanned three centuries, four Japanese emperors, 61 prime ministers and two world wars. What was the secret to his long life?
Campaigners have welcomed comedian and writer Stephen Fry’s revelation that he tried to kill himself last year. Can a new spirit of openness make mental illness less frightening?
Yesterday Dragons’ Den star James Caan launched a government initiative to make employment practices more open and fair. So is it hypocritical of him to employ his own daughters?
Celebrity worship led a group of rich teenagers in Los Angeles to burgle the houses of their favourite stars: now the true story is a film. Is this a morality tale for our fame-obsessed era?
When images of a wailing baby encased in rusted tubes emerged this week, his mother received a vicious torrent of abuse. But behind the dismaying incident a more complex story has emerged.
Yesterday’s papers led with a gruesome photo of blood-soaked assassin on a suburban London street. But another very different image from the scene may say something deeper about our world.
Most people with autism are capable of work and keen to find it, yet prejudice stands in their way. Now a German technology company wants to tap this neglected talent.
This weekend David Beckham played what is likely to be his final game of professional football. He was a talented player and a global icon – but how much admiration do footballers deserve?
A British politician is claiming that modern men are in crisis, ‘isolated and misdirected’ by social change. She says it is time for a basic rethink about what it means to be a man.
Film star Angelina Jolie opted for radical surgery to prevent breast cancer, which an inherited genetic defect makes more likely. Her frankness has been hailed by health campaigners.
In a bruising attack, The British Psychological Society has claimed that psychiatrists are diagnosing people without any scientific basis. Is all psychiatry a waste of time?
Young people are not sleeping enough and their education is suffering as a result, say international researchers. But could we one day do without sleep altogether?
Joy greeted the escape of three young women held for 10 years as prisoners in an ordinary American neighbourhood. But how could the crime go undiscovered for so long?
When Jason Collins became the first top male athlete in America to come out as gay, he was braced to suffer abuse. Instead, everyone from players to presidents has praised his bravery.
As this week’s spree of furious May Day protests show, global opposition to austerity is mounting. Now, a new book argues the economic slump may be costing lives.
Scientists have learnt to control the ageing process in mice, according to research just published. The breakthrough brings us a step closer to immortality, but is humanity ready for it?
Thousands have applied for a one-way ticket to the planet Mars, and space tours are becoming a more realistic prospect. Are these would-be explorers of new horizons mad or brave?
Ten years ago, British newspapers caused a panic over the safety of the MMR vaccine. Now, thousands of teenagers – who went unvaccinated – could pay a terrible price.