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Group ‘good at bidding but not  at delivery’ says PAC chairman Margaret Hodge

Meet the new village people

The countryside is being concreted over to make way for modern communities without the hassle of real rural life.

Obituary: John Knopp

John Knopp was an innovative electronics manufacturer who came to public notice as a principal in the "Aspire" consortium which, as the first step in a programme to put a British rocket into space, last October launched a seven-foot rocket 2,500 feet in the air from Thetford, Norfolk.

Violent attack by rapist feared

A sex attacker who indecently assaulted two boys could strike again, a senior detective warned. Police said scientific evidence proved the same man was responsible for the attempted rape of an 11-year-old boy in Newmarket, Suffolk, in September and the rape of a 14-year-old near Braintree, Essex, in March.

Essex road scheme takes a confusing turn ...

The Department of Transport was thrown into complete confusion yesterday by a ministerial "announcement" of an pounds 87.5m road scheme for Essex. John Watts, the Minister for Roads, issued a press notice on "Conservative News" notepaper, announcing the scheme during a visit to the county, in which the Tories are defending three key marginal constituencies.

Essex man courted with pounds 87m road improvement

The Conservative election campaign in Essex will today receive a boost with the promise of an pounds 87.5m road improvement scheme funded by the taxpayer.

Investors in People Special Report: Trade unions and senior executives work in tandem

`The trade unions recognise the link between lifelong learning and economic success'

Football: Vase offers meeting of mergers

Non-League notebook

Football: Rushden & Diamonds Carl Alford placed on transfer list

The most expensive player in non-League football, Carl Alford, was yesterday placed on the transfer list by the Vauxhall Conference side, Rushden & Diamonds, just seven months after his pounds 85,000 move from Kettering Town.

Boldly going 2,500ft up from a Norfolk field

Frustrated scientists tell Ian Burrell that the UK's space effort is pathetic

Football: McDonough under fire

Non-League notebook

Letters: Jury failed to get the message

Sir: Glenda Cooper's article "Twelve confused men and women" (30 September) reawakens an anxiety that I have had since doing jury service some time ago.

Iron forging a strong future

Football: Non-League notebook

Letter: Romance plays little part in the lives of most child brides

From Mrs V. A. Dunton

Defiant child bride faces court showdown

The fate of child bride Sarah Cook could be decided today as lawyers in Britain and Turkey seek a solution after the failure of diplomatic attempts to persuade her back to Britain.

Child bride wants to stay in Turkey

JACKIE Cook, the mother of the 13-year-old Essex schoolgirl who illegally "married'' her Turkish holiday sweetheart, yesterday suspended efforts to persuade her daughter, Sarah, to obey a High Court order and return to Britain.
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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
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