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An HS2 train crosses a viaduct near Birmingham, in this artist’s impression
Party's transport spokesman said 'snub' ignored the 'undeniable economic case' of new line from London
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Thames Valley police have said they are looking for a 21-year-old man called Jed Allen in connection with the suspected murder of three people in Didcot, Oxfordshire on 24 May 2015.
Man, woman and young girl were found dead in Oxfordshire
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Kurdish YPG fighters said they have taken control of Abdulaziz mountain in Hasaka
Fighters have been left isolated
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Relatives and friends gather around the covered body of Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD, who was shot dead by gunmen
Zedi Feruzi was killed in a drive-by shooting
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Byrne has toured the world, talking about her million-selling books on angels to crowds in cathedrals, mosques, TV studios – even at a UN climate-change summit
Foretelling future has brought a following of millions (though the Catholic Church isn't so sure)
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Britain has recoiled from cruelty against pets and livestock
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As many as 175,000 people in the UK suffer a heart attack each year though more and more people are surviving such attacks
Thousands may be saved
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A meat foam cocktail
Recipes to become reality in not-too-distant future
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Greenham Reach in Devon covers 22 acres
But Greenham Reach has to overcome numerous legislative and planning hurdles along the way
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Lib Dem MP Alastair Carmichael regained his Orkney & Shetland seat by barely 800 votes
Alistair Carmichael faces inquiry calls
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Joan Ash was a nurse in the Second World War
Joan Ash's son says she was deemed 'no longer worth treating'
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Protest followed girl being refused service because she wanted to buy food for a homeless man
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Cuban Havana Club factory, a joint operation between the government and Pernod
The Bacardi family may leave its Puerto Rican exile

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?