News Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill recreated wakeboarding, similar to that pictured, in a carpark in Guildford

Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

Phaedra/Total Immersion, Barbican Hall, London<br/>Daniel Hope and Friends, Elgar Room, London<br/>From Popstar to Operastar, ITV 1

Hans Werner Henze is not the maestro he once was, and brace yourselves: ITV does opera...

Edward Bawden, Bedford Gallery, Bedford

Like Dufy, Edward Bawden looks easy to imitate, until you try. Unlike the ebullient French painter of pleasure, however, Bawden could not have been more English – in the manner of his time.

Mark Glazebrook

Mark Glazebrook's contribution to Bedford Park (from his E. J. May, not Norman Shaw, house) went further than raising money for the church (Obituary, 26 November 2009), writes Dr D. W. Budworth.

Frank Branston: Journalist who exposed local corruption and became mayor of Bedford

Frank Branston was a brilliant investigative journalist, specialising in local government issues in Bedford and Bedfordshire. He founded his own newspaper, Bedford on Sunday (later Bedfordshire on Sunday), and became Bedford's first directly elected mayor in 2002. He also wrote two novels.

Girls shouldn't expect to 'have it all' says school head

Girls' expectations that they can "have it all" may be overly ambitious and they should not feel guilty for taking time out of future careers to raise children, a leading headmistress said today.

Retiring hotelier reveals secrets of his celebrity guests

As the manager of one of Asia's most famed hotels for more than four decades, Kurt Wachtveitl has done just about everything.

'Sparks' expected in London Marathon

Dave Bedford is sitting in the bar of the Tower hotel, sinking a bottle of London Pride. The Portland stone of London's landmark bridge is gleaming in the sunshine behind him and the old showman of the track has a glint in his eye. The clock is ticking down to the Flora London Marathon, Bedford's pride and joy, and this year the race director is expecting "some sparks" at the sharp end of the 36,000 field will wend its way on the 26.2 mile route from Blackheath to The Mall on Sunday.

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Baby found abandoned in bushes

A three-hour old infant was saved from what would almost certainly have been death from hypothermia yesterday when she was found left under bushes by three teenage boys.

Teenager murdered in street stabbing

Police confirmed today that a 19-year-old man stabbed in the street was murdered.

Teenager found stabbed to death outside pub

Police were searching a town centre today after a man was found with fatal stab wounds.

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Honda Civic Type R

If a high-revving hot hatch is your thing, look no further. David Wilkins and our panel try out a rather uncivilised Civic

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

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Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

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There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

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The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

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It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

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Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

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The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

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Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

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Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

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