News Grammar campaigners in Cambridge have been adding apostrophes to street signs after Cambridge City Council stopped using them.

The Good Grammar leader warned that now apostrophes are gone, commas could be next

Two arrested over Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese art theft

Detectives have arrested two people in connection with the theft of a hoard of Chinese art from a Cambridge museum.

Breakthrough announced in ageing genes study

Four "Father Time" genes that help determine how fast we age have been uncovered by scientists.

Dairy Crest closures threaten 500 jobs

Nearly 500 jobs were under threat today after supermarket milk supplier Dairy Crest announced plans to close two dairies.

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Will Dean's Ideas Factory: How location spotting can help spruce up the city

Does the recognisability of a place make it a more desirable place to live? That's the theory that a group of researchers from Cambridge University and Brazil's Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais are trying to put to the test. Their method is the creation of Urbanopticon – a game which puts the recognisability of London's streets to the test by picking up random locations from Google Street View and testing users to see if they can judge the location (or borough/Tube station) solely by landmarks/brick types and so on.

Paramedics carry Alex Wood from the boat

Boat Race: Protest, broken oar and collapse ruin contest

Event had to be restarted after demo – and then the drama really began

Framlingham Castle in Suffolk

Extreme weather warning: Britain's heritage buildings feel the heat – and cold

Experts fear they are fighting a losing battle as increasingly erratic conditions take their toll

Plans for new town submitted

Plans for the first phase of a new town with a population of 10,000 have been submitted, a council has said.

Body of missing woman found in Poland

The body of a mother who had been missing for more than six months has been found in Poland.

Firms set to profit from reforms of NHS

Two private healthcare groups, Circle Holdings and Primary Health Properties, yesterday showed they are poised to capitalise on the Government's controversial NHS reforms.

Stagecoach spends £60m on new buses

Transport group Stagecoach said today it will invest around £60 million in nearly 400 'greener' vehicles for its bus and coach fleet.

Letters: The rising cost of energy

Ways to curb the rising cost of energy

The Bellwether Revivals, By Benjamin Wood

There are some lessons publishers never learn. When presenting a new author, editors have long been unable to avoid slipping in a phrase calculated to get up the noses of many in the room: "Of course, it doesn't hurt that he or (she) is very easy on the eye!" Simon & Schuster may not be guilty of such tactics, but that images of Benjamin Wood's beautiful hair and long eyelashes are becoming familiar is probably not regarded as a sales disincentive. But can this Lancashire-born creative-writing lecturer deliver the goods? Is The Bellwether Revivals worthy of the hype?

Leading article: The next test bed for health reform

An "unholy mess" is how a joint editorial in the British Medical Journal, the Health Service Journal and the Nursing Times describes the effects of the Government's reforms of the NHS this week. It is just the latest salvo from the medical establishment in a campaign that has reached fever pitch. So fiercely are different vested interests resisting the changes, however – which are predicated on patient-centred GP commissioning of services – that campaigners may have allowed their attention to be diverted from a development that could alter health provision at least as radically as anything envisaged in the contentious Health and Social Care Bill.

Private firm vows to breathe new life into struggling NHS hospital

Boss says turning round failing institution with £40m debts is all a question of cutting waste

Schools abandon GCSEs in favour of new exam

Growing numbers of state schools are abandoning the GCSE exam in favour of its rival designed along the lines of the traditional O-level.

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve