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There are so many options for transporting your little one. For any parents wanting to get out and about (and even on hols) without too much gear, we’ve got strollers covered

Gibson conjures Halifax's ascent

Smack the child, praise the Lord!

A Californian couple believe babies should be beaten into obedience. Now they are bringing their methods to Britain. And childcare expert Penelope Leach is leading the battle to keep them away. By Mary Braid

Before the week is out: Try this

WOULD YOU like your baby to be greener? Not in a queasy sense, of course, but in an ecologically sound one. Yesterday Green Baby opened in Islington, north London, the first retailer to offer one-stop shopping for environmentally sound washable nappies, organic baby toiletries, jogging strollers and the like. Eco-friendly doesn't have to mean homespun: there will also be smart designer clothes on sale. A predicted favourite line is the Boo Boo bear: a handcrafted aromatherapy teddy stuffed with wheat and natural herbs - chamomile, lavender and peppermint. Mail order is also available.

Letter: Fathers at home

Fathers at home

Tried & tested: Baby monitors: The baby boomers

Today's baby monitors doesn't just listen, they can film and detect changes in breathing too. Is all this really necessary, asks our panel?

Lyric sheets: Sir Elton Takes Stock

Enough to worm the IIamas

Letter: Hanging on

Sir: When telephone callers are caught in one of those cacophonous queues with a distorted musical pacifier, why are they not updated as to its changing length? At least then, there would be some sense of progress - or a rational decision to ring off.

In thing: The jogging pram

Thought motherhood had saved you from the treadmills of the gym? Ha, think again. A jogging pram has been invented. Mounted on three sturdy spring-loaded small rubber wheels (all the better for negotiating park runs or even rougher terrain) - the jogging pram is meant for mums intent on bouncing back after birth. If a baby really is the ultimate lifestyle accessory, one seen hurtling along in a hi-tech jogging buggie is sure set things at an altogether different pace.

Railtrack vows to help crash victims

Rail investors at annual meeting urge haste in compensation cases

Back to Victorian values for classroom posture and poise

The high chairs and sloping desks of the Victorian classroom have been largely abandoned, but osteopaths say their return could help prevent many back problems suffered by children.

Formidable escape from a horse called Formidable

A racehorse, Formidable Flame, bucks and crashes through the barrier into the spectators' enclosure at Southwell Racecourse, Nottinghamshire, yesterday, after breaking free from its starting stall

'How could I, a man-machine, need help?'

Tom H, 32, is an accountant in the music business. He lives in London.

Letter: Bottle-fed, but still eats his greens

Sir: I have always thought there was something a little odd about my 14-year-old son. Reading your newspaper has enlightened me: he likes all vegetables except parsnips, and activities such as Combined Cadet Force field days are meat and drink to him. I fear for his future - will he be a social outcast?

Baby girl stabbed in her pram

A baby girl was seriously ill in hospital last night after she was stabbed by a mentally-ill attacker while in her pram in a shopping centre, police said.
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices