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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

Switch off – and help the planet

A school in east London is leading a campaign to save energy in buildings and teach about global warming. Will others follow?

Woman On Top: Niki de Saint Phalle

Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture opens with Niki de Saint Phalle's feminist sculptures at the Tate. They certainly look dramatic, but are they any good? Tom Lubbock finds out

Letters: The politics of purchase

Wielding purse-power in the local shops

Typhoon Durian leaves 1,000 dead in Philippines chaos

President Gloria Arroyo declared a state of national calamity yesterday as the Philippines began taking stock after Typhoon Durian, which pummelled the the country last Thursday triggering landslides that are feared to have killed more than 1,000 people.

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We're in a Sydney suburb in 1959, and Bill is expanding on the wonderful future that awaits Australia, with "rational people working for the common good" of being happy. Even without the entrance of a sullen 10-year-old, the victim of a messy divorce, it's obvious that Bill's belief is going to be sorely tested. Bill may be horribly naive for a middle-aged man, but his wife, Helen, believes that a better world exists already, though not in Australia.

Directors escape pensions damage

Company directors are the one class of British worker to remain relatively unscathed by the decline in final salary pension provision, according to research by the pensions adviser, Origen.

Pressure for interest rate rise mounts

Manufacturing output has hit a 10-year high, while inflationary pressures are building across the economy, according to two surveys published today as the Bank of England prepares to meet to set interest rates.

Hilliard, Nicholas: Portrait of an Unknown Man Clasping a Hand from a Cloud (1588)

Images are mostly not for looking at. They are for being there and having around. Take family photos. A grandmother, say, sits in her sitting room, surrounded by framed pictures that are set up on shelves and mantelpiece. They show the various members of her family, living and dead and newly born. They show children at different stages of their growing up. They show family occasions.

Charles Arthur: The Geek

How technology is trying to replace the printed page

Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry's heritage is so extensive that there isn't room to show it all, says Giles Chapman

Tools Of The Trade: The Nokia 9500 Communicator smart phone

It's more than a mobile - it's your window on the world

The Wapping era is over, but it has shaped the future

Murdoch's latest printing move reflects the tide of change in the industry, says Raymond Snoddy
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Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria
Scientists develop mechanical spring-loaded leg brace to improve walking

A spring in your step?

Scientists develop mechanical leg brace to help take a load off
Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
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A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

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Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

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Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?