Sam Charkham

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An open and shut case: Meet the toy-shop entrepreneur who puts Christian values before profit

A small fortune will be spent by millions of Britons today, as the last weekend before Christmas draws to a close. But forget trying to buy anything …

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Are we being fair to the NHS?

<b>Negative headlines about the NHS abound at the moment.</b><p>This week alone there has been stories about ambulances queuing, failing GP surgeries and over-stretched maternity units.<p>Then on Friday it emerged the A&E waiting time target had been missed for the first time this winter.<p>But is the health …

A tale of three murderers

<b>Three murderers were sentenced to life imprisonment on one day. The minimum terms set were 18, 27 and 40 years. Why were they so different?</b><p>On 28 November 2013, in separate courtrooms around England, three men were handed life sentences. Each was given a different minimum tariff before they could be …

Why do we value gold?

<b>Mankind's attitude to gold is bizarre. Chemically, it is uninteresting - it barely reacts with any other element. Yet, of all the 118 elements in the periodic table, gold is the one we humans have always tended to choose to use as currency. Why?</b><p>Why not osmium or chromium, or helium, say - or maybe …

The man who carries a 25kg cross everywhere

<b>Pilgrimage is still an essential part of the lives of millions, but one man is continuing the tradition with a special pilgrimage of his own.</b><p>You cannot miss Lindsay Hamon as he walks down the road.<p>The 61-year-old care worker carries a cross that weighs 25kg (55lb) on his shoulder.<p>Made out of wood …

Ashes Cricket 2013 game taken off sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1032000/1032229_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524702175_c326a1daf220a75e8851fe5ca6abb5ad<p><b>The official video game for the Ashes cricket tour has been pulled from sale after gamers branded it "shameful", "embarrassing" and …

A husband took these photos of his wife and captured love and loss beautifully.

When I saw these incredible photos Angelo Merendino took of his wife, Jennifer, as she battled breast cancer, I felt that I shouldn't be seeing this …

Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder

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Joe Crowley on Twitter: "Apologies to anyone irritated by the helicopter over Bristol this morning. What a view though! @HelenSkeltonUk http://t.co/iAcYmkjUOr"

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John Waters: 'I wanted to be the filthiest person alive'

William Burroughs called John Waters "the pope of trash"<p><b>When John Waters was a little boy in Baltimore growing up amidst the strict moral values of 1950s America, he fantasised about growing up to run a porn film theatre: "I knew what I wanted to be - the filthiest person alive."</b><p>But the cult …

South African Anene Booysen rapist jailed for life

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1024000/1024563_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524702176_ed0bbd2f0393f115cfd5a3ae4fb1262e<p><b>A South African man found guilty of the rape and brutal murder of a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to two life terms in prison by a court near</b> …

Can you persuade people not to buy stolen goods?

<b>What's the best way to dissuade people from buying stolen goods? Past experience suggests there's a way to make it socially beyond the pale.</b><p>A man comes up to you in the pub. "Nudge, nudge," he says, conspiratorially. "Can I interest you in a brand new laptop. Perfect nick. £100. Say no more."<p>Of …

Leaked memos reveal GCHQ efforts to keep mass surveillance secret

The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has repeatedly warned it fears a "damaging public debate" on the scale of its activities because it could lead to legal challenges against its mass-surveillance programmes, classified internal documents reveal.<p>Memos contained in the cache disclosed by the US …

Bullying tale wins Guardian children's fiction prize

Rebecca Stead's three novels are set in New York, where she also grew up<p><b>Rebecca Stead has won this year's Guardian children's fiction prize for her novel Liar And Spy, about an 11-year-old boy who hides from reality by pretending to be a detective.</b><p>She is the first US-based author to win, after …

Rumination: The danger of dwelling

<b>The UK's biggest ever online test into stress, undertaken by the BBC's Lab UK and the University of Liverpool, has revealed that rumination is the biggest predictor of the most common mental health problems in the country.</b><p>A bit of self-reflection can be a good thing, say psychologists. But just how …

Making Time: Does it matter why we help others?

<b>Is altruism simply self-interest in disguise? And can a mathematical equation hope to answer the question?</b><p>In 1968, an academic almost unknown in the UK walked into University College London and presented its staff with an equation so remarkable, that they offered him an honorary position and the …

The 10 best lunchbox fillers Banish back-to-school blues with these tantalising treats for your Tupperware. It's lids off ofr DIY pot noodles, sweet and savoury homemade popcorn and cherry chocolate bites ... Photography by Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian http://t.gu.com/opZAY

Views Of The Hong Kong Sky, Framed By A Canopy Of Skyscrapers

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s photographs are a reminder of the dazzling views to be found simply by looking up.<p>For as long as he can remember, when Romain Jacquet-Lagreze has found himself walking in the forest, he’s always had the inclination to look up, searching for patches of sky poking through the …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …