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Diary: Why are we drowning in rivers of praise for Powell?

There is a campaign under way to rescue the reputation of Enoch Powell, whose centenary it is today. In the Daily Mail, Powell's biographer, Simon Heffer, calls him "a man of conspicuous moral greatness". To Peter Oborne, in The Daily Telegraph, he was "a man of extraordinary integrity". The former MP Paul Goodman, on ConservativeHome, hails Powell, as "the finest political writer of my lifetime". Even Iain Duncan Smith joined in to praise him for battling against the UK's membership of the EU.

Ben Ainslie arrives back at the Royal Perth Annexe after the incident during the Finn class gold fleet racing at the ISAF World Sailing event

Ben Ainslie in unstoppable form in Falmouth

Ben Ainslie, just as part of lining himself up for a fifth Olympic medal and a fourth consecutive gold, is in unstoppable form at the world championship regatta being staged for the Finn singlehanders in Falmouth.

Scores believed dead after Nepal floods

Police said the death toll has reached 17 from weekend flash flooding in western Nepal. Another 47 people are missing and presumed dead.

Pakistani soldiers carry supplies down the glacier, near the disaster site

Avalanche kills more than 100 soldiers in Pakistan

Many still missing as 80ft of snow smashes army base on Siachen Glacier near Indian border

Video: Avalanche at French ski resort traps skiers on chair lift

An avalanche at a French ski resort has been captured on camera.

Dutch prince hit by avalanche flown to London

Dutch prince Johan Friso has been flown from Austria to a hospital in London, nearly two weeks after a skiing accident left him with brain damage.

Matthew Norman: Could hosepipe bans rip the Union asunder?

The last time Britain suffered a really gruesome drought, as a myriad of "the hazy summer of '76?" articles may soon remind us, the singles chart was headed by The Wurzels. Lest the subtle, subliminal messaging in their novelty hit tempt any farmers in the rainless South, East, South-east and parts of the Midlands to race to the agricultural-hardware showroom, I offer this warning. There is minimal point in buying a brand new combine harvester, in purest farming terms at least, in the present climatic conditions.

Matthew Norman: Could hosepipe bans rip the Union asunder?

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Avalanche kills three near Washington resort

Three people are dead and as many as eight missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort.

Dutch prince still in intensive care

A senior member of the Dutch royal family remains in intensive care after he sustained serious injuries in an avalanche in Austria on Friday. Doctors have described his condition as stable but still dangerous because of oxygen deprivation.

Dutch prince fights for life after being buried in avalanche

Prince Johan Friso, a prominent member of the Dutch royal family, was in a critical condition last night after being struck and buried by an avalanche while out skiing in the Austrian Alps.

Amol Rajan: Love really is all you need so, go on, buy those roses

Everybody knows that Valentine's Day is a giant orgy of commercial exploitation and a cynical distraction from our romantic failures over the rest of the year. It's traumatic for those people not in relationships, and hypocritical for those people in them, who pretend they fancy their partners when what they're really thinking about in bed is the company secretary.

At least 7 dead in Kosovo avalanche 

Officials say four more bodies have been found after an avalanche struck a mountain village in southern Kosovo, bringing the death toll to at least seven. Three people are still missing, but a 5-year-old girl was pulled alive from the snow.

<p>(1) iTrailMap3D</p>
<p>£2.99</p>
<p>Hit the lodge after a hard day's skiing, grab a beer and compare your routes and tracks with your friends using this 3D map and tracking app. When you get home, you can export the info to Google Earth.</p>

The 10 Best ski apps

(1) iTrailMap3D

£2.99

Hit the lodge after a hard day's skiing, grab a beer and compare your routes and tracks with your friends using this 3D map and tracking app. When you get home, you can export the info to Google Earth.

Avalanche of insurance scandal claims

The problem of mis-sold payment protection policies is still growing, says Neasa MacErlean

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