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The suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California

Virgin's dashing journey into the future now faces tough questions

Earlier this year Branson confidently declared the inaugural flight would take place this year and that he intended to be on it with his children

Architect Frank Gehry gestures during a press conference

Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his)

Gehry: "There’s no sense of design, no respect for humanity or anything else"

Six electronic sensors have been embedded in the car seat and operate in tandem with an in-car camera to detect when a driver is having a heart attack

Ford unveils a car seat which detects when a driver is having heart attack

The new technology has been developed at a time when the number of wealthy over-65s is growing rapidly

Patients and staff take advantage of the Costa Coffee shop in the Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital

NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough

The hot drink ban applies to three hospitals in Leicester following complaints from patients and employees

The UK does not produce or import enough fish for everyone to eat healthily

Shortage of fish 'stops poor from eating healthily'

Less wealthy nations forgo a good foodstuff to meet Britain's appetite for seafood, say experts
Hurricane Gonzalo seen from space, the storm will have lost most of its power by the time it reaches the other side of the Atlantic

Hurricane Gonzalo: High winds and heavy rain set to lash parts of Britain

Met Office forecasters remain uncertain quite how hard and where the hurricane will strike

An undated handout photo released by the Foreign Office with the permission of his family, showing Alan Henning at a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border

David Haines's and Alan Henning's families call for 'acts of unity' in face of Isis threats

In a joint letter the wife of Henning and the brother of Haines said the "most hateful" actions by terrorists should not be allowed to divide people of faith

Ebola outbreak: Full scale alert as aircraft passenger jokes 'I have Ebola! You are all screwed'

Emergency medical teams dressed in protective suits boarded the plane when it landed in the Dominican Republic

The cleaners walked out of New York's LaGuardia Airport amid fears that they have too little protection from ebola

Ebola outbreak: Aircraft cleaners at New York’s LaGuardia Airport walk out over virus fear

Two hundred aircraft cleaners walked out at New York's LaGuardia Airport amid fears that they have too little protection from exposure to Ebola.

Sienna Miller and Stephen Fry are among the stars to have called for an end to the overfishing

Atlantic bluefin tuna: Sienna Miller and Stephen Fry among those credited with raising awareness of overfishing danger

The clearest signs of a recovery have been seen in the eastern population

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness