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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

Science: It'll be tight, but he might just do it

DR ANDY BAKER, of Newcastle University, is hoping to answer the most frequently asked question at Stumps Cross Caverns, a set of caves under the Yorkshire Dales: how fast do stalagmites grow?

Transtec tumbles on profit warning

TRANSTEC, a maker of components for cars, computers and domestic appliances, is considering job cuts after warning yesterday that a slowdown in two of its key markets would hit this year's profits.

How to make your pages scream down the line

Web design

Underwriting `has monopolies'

THE Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC) has provisionally found there are "complex monopolies" operating in the provision of underwriting services for new share issues on the stock market which "prevent, restrict, or distort competition".

Spring, and a nerd's thoughts turn to Linux

It's Spring in Silicon Valley - El Nino's rains have brought magnificent displays of wildflowers to the oak woodland of the foothills that edge the valley. Cassie, my Australian Shepherd dog, has sensed the change of season. She is even more raring to hit the trail than normal, and normal usually means about 5:15am.

Ofgas wanted tougher cuts

Clare Spottiswoode, the gas industry regulator, returned to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission earlier this year to demand an even tougher price regime over British Gas's pipeline business, it emerged yesterday.

Rhapsody in blue (or yellow)

The new Mac operating system will give software developers a colourful choice.

Reduced science

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

TV Review: Bodyguards

LAST NIGHT

Just ticking over

DANCE Ballet Comunidad de Madrid Peacock Theatre, London

Letter: Time's up

Sir: Having spent the best part of the morning of Easter Day running round the house like a maniac, hunting for instruction manuals in order to change the time display on clocks, watches, videos, computers, etc. I have concluded that the nonsense of summer time should be abolished forthwith.

MMC report contained threat, says British Gas

The row between British Gas and the industry regulator, Clare Spottiswoode, continued yesterday after the company claimed the terms of her formal reference to Monopolies and Mergers Commission of its pipeline charges could be interpreted as a threat.

Regulator decides against wider probe into TransCo

OFGAS, the gas regulator, has decided not to broaden the terms of its reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission into British Gas's pipeline business.

British Gas opts for MMC inquiry

British Gas is expected this week to seek a reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to settle its long-running row with regulator Ofgas over price controls for its TransCo pipeline business.
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Save the Tiger: Meet the hunters tasked with protecting Russia's rare Amur tiger

Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
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How has your club fared in summer sales?

Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

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The best swim shorts for men

Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
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Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
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'?

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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

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