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You could probably read the entire novel in the time it takes for New York's Elevator Repair Service to present Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the opening theatre show in the Edinburgh International Festival. Some of the episodes from the story – laconically narrated from within the action by the journalist Jake Barnes (Mike Iveson) – could easily have been cut. But in searching out "the play within the story" – as the director John Collins describes the process involved in devising this version – the company has made a brilliantly inventive marriage between words, music and an array of sound effects, and also between sharp characterisation, movement and choreography.

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Stunning image of ants wins international environmental photography prize

In just its third year, CIWEM's (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Mangagement) Environmental Photographer of the Year is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world, with pictures entered from over 60 countries including Serbia, Jamaica, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Romania, India, South Africa, Australia, Israel, USA, China, Belgium, Vietnam and the UK.

Former England international Butcher retires

Former England batsman Mark Butcher has retired from cricket with immediate effect after admitting defeat in his battle with ongoing knee problems.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/obama-the-anti.html">Ben Chu: Obama the 'anti-American'</a>

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MPs plan debate on 'boiler rooms'

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UK fertility safety for women is 'among the worst in Europe'

Mothers' health may be put at risk in the quest for high pregnancy rates at British IVF clinics, warn experts

Collector's Corner: New focus for investing your spare cash

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