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Ched Evans faces uncertain future after serving rape sentence — Ched Evans had scored 35 goals in 42 games for Sheffield United before a jury at Carnaerfon crown court brought his 2011-12 season abruptly to a halt. The 23-year-old Welsh international wept as he was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman he had met in a pizza queue during a night out in Rhyl.

Protest kiss-in to be held in aisles of Brighton Sainsbury’s — A group of students are to stage a mass kiss-in on Wednesday in the aisles of a Sainsbury's store in Brighton, in protest at the treatment of two gay women who were told a customer found them " disgusting " and threatened with ejection when they shared a brief kiss.

Carswell hails Ukip’s 14th-century election guru, John Wycliffe — Though his personal website modestly reminds readers that the Daily Telegraph named him "Briton of the year" in 2009, Douglas Carswell did not bestow upon himself - or even upon Nigel Farage - the title of "the greatest of Englishmen" during his brief speech after becoming Ukip's first MP on Thursday night.

Newham council drops plans to evict housing campaigners in 24 hours — A group of young single mothers and campaigners who occupied vacant east London flats last month in protest at plans to demolish a housing estate have claimed an interim victory in their battle with Newham council, after it dropped plans to evict them within 24 hours.

Will tale of Lindsay Lohan on London stage end up a tragedy or comedy? — It is early evening in the West End of London, and outside the Playhouse Theatre near Charing Cross, couples are rushing from nearby stations fishing tickets from handbags, while others leap from taxis or wait anxiously for friends outside the door.

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last Mitford sister, dies aged 94 — The last of the famous Mitford sisters, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, has died at the age of 94, her son has said. Deborah Vivien Cavendish and her siblings moved in the same circles as Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Adolf Hitler and Evelyn Waugh and epitomised a privileged and glamorous aristocratic life that no longer exists.

Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount — By mid-afternoon on Monday the number of names on had topped 87,000. "We the undersigned demand a re-vote of the Scottish referendum, counted by impartial international parties," reads the petition, which goes on to cite "countless evidences of fraud" documented during Thursday's poll on independence.

The rise and rise of Twitter — In November 2008 a total of 40 articles appeared in British local and national newspapers that included the word "Twitter". Though a quarter of them were published by the Guardian, this paper's technology correspondent nonetheless found himself explaining to general readers that "Twitter, a mobile social network, has generated lots of buzz".

Voters play it cagey at Scotland's most northerly polling station — The North Unst Public Hall is a low, pebbledashed building set among a cluster of buildings in an otherwise vast, open moorland near Haroldswick on the Shetland island of Unst. It is also - for the time being at least - the most northerly polling station in the United Kingdom.

Shetland may reconsider its place in Scotland after yes vote, says Carmichael — Oil-rich Shetland may want to reconsider whether it stays part of an independent Scotland in the event of a yes vote, the Scotland secretary, Alistair Carmichael, has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Carmichael said if the islands were to vote strongly no but the Scottish national vote was a narrow yes, then a "conversation about Shetland's position and the options that might be open to it" would begin.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @TanyaGold1: If you’re disabled, it’s not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt | Aditya Chakrabortty via @guardian

Oct 21, 2014

RT @campbellclaret: Sorry re paywall but brilliant piece by @JananGanesh on politics being driven by miserabilism not reality #FT

Oct 20, 2014

RT @loztopham: Extraordinary short doc about 5 Syrian friends and their perilous voyage to Europe by @ataroupell and @muskhalili

Oct 20, 2014

RT @laurenzcollins: "she warmed her feet in the decolletage of a lady-in-waiting lying on the floor"…

Oct 16, 2014

@margiebarbour press our govt to do more is one. but i agree it's wildly frustrating

Oct 14, 2014

'How do u think we can bring back the girls?' Six mos after #bringbackourgirls those who escaped tell their story…

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