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Margaret Street Gallery presents Thursdays By The Sea - photographs by Marcus Doyle

Photography: Excuse me, please – is this seat taken?

This haunting image by photographer Marcus Doyle is taken from his "Salton Sea" series, which forms part of his Thursday by the Sea exhibition, opening at London's Margaret Street Gallery this Tuesday.

Snowboarder Jenny Jones

My life in travel: Jenny Jones

‘Don’t plan your holidays – it leads to adventures’

Serge Haroche and David Wineland awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Two scientists who independently discovered how to manipulate individual atoms and particles of light have won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their research into the weird world of quantum mechanics, where something can exist in two different states at the same time.

James Holmes Halloween Mask listed on eBay

It has been reported that a user on eBay tried to sell a James Holmes mask this week.

Head out on the highway: a trip across America

Simon Calder: On the road with an instruction manual for the Sixties

The man who pays his way

Secret life of the Empire State killer

The fatal shooting of two men is just one more episode in America's summer of gun sprees

Tointon says of Padstow in Cornwall: 'It's very special down there'

My Life In Travel: Kara Tointon

'I like taking long road trips and stopping at a village you wouldn't normally find'

Some experts say the Arctic could be totally ice free by the summer of 2035

Arctic ice melting to a record low, scientists warn

Global warming and a huge storm are blamed for the fastest decrease in sea coverage ever seen

Trigger points: Armed officers surround the President's car

America's blight to bear arms

With the US gripped in a guns epidemic, even massacres rarely lead to new controls and only the insane talk sense

Black bear raids Colorado sweet shop

A black bear went in and out of a Colorado sweet shop multiple times early one July morning, but he used the front door and didn't break a thing.

Wade Michael Page - A known criminal with extensive links to the far right

You don't have to do much digging to work out where Wade Michael Page stood on the political spectrum. His Nazi tattoos, skinhead haircut, and penchant for posing beneath swastika flags while singing racist rock songs made that pretty clear.

Amardeep Kaleka comforts members of the temple in Oak Creek yesterday

Wisconsin temple killer was neo-Nazi who left army in disgrace

White supremacist gunman's past emerges as families in Wisconsin mourn deaths of six Sikhs

Heatwaves are proof of global warming, says Nasa scientist

The relentless, weather-gone-crazy heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare it cannot be anything but man-made global warming, a top Nasa scientist says.

James Holmes was identified as a possible safety threat by his own psychiatrist

Colorado cinema Batman massacre accused James Holmes was identified as threat by his psychiatrist

Development adds weight to speculation that the mass shooting could have been avoided

Batman shooting suspect faces 24 murder charges

With his orange-dyed hair slicked back, the Colorado shooting suspect, James Holmes, sat impassively during a one-hour hearing in a packed courtroom yesterday as prosecutors charged him with 24 counts of murder.

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