Museums slash staff and opening hours after 'devastating' cuts

Of the 140 museums surveyed, 22 per cent are reducing their opening hours, and 30 per cent are cutting education staff

Man guilty of hair-in-hand murder

A man with a hair fetish was found guilty today of the murder and mutilation of a seamstress nine years ago using the same "hallmark" method he used to kill a teenager in Italy.

Come rain or shine, they keep on forecasting

It's 150 years since the first public weather report. Paul Bignell and Matt Thomas mark a stormy history

Griff Rhys Jones: Be a local busybody. It's exactly what your city needs

Let's not leave it to the Mary Portases. It's not elitism or 'nimbyism' to bother about the casual vandalism that straitened times drive us to

High-fee UK universities fail to make grade

More than 20 universities planning to charge the maximum £9,000 fee for students next year have failed to make the top 200 of an influential international higher education league table.

Peterborough win promotion with three goals in seven minutes

Huddersfield 0 Peterborough 3

'Stalker' claim teenager found dead

A teenage girl has been found dead three days after telling friends on Facebook that she had a stalker.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Coleman the master of those awkward questions of sport

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Battle to save remains of 400-year-old wreck

Unidentified ship that sank off the Dorset coast around 1600 is most important discovery since the 'Mary Rose'

A day out in Tourkey, anyone?

Britons may be heading for the coast in their thousands this weekend but many cannot spell the names of some of our most famous seaside resorts.

Guns found at nature reserve

A haul of guns and ammunition has been found at a nature reserve, police said today.

Classical music festival fails to pay its performers

Musicians, caterers and other suppliers are among those still owed tens of thousands of pounds by the organisers of Serenata

Co-op store buys helps Beales to double in size

The regional department store chain Beales is to more than double in size under a "transformational" deal unveiled yesterday to snap up 19 outlets.

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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

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Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

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