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Councillor Harry Blakeley believes the airport could even be used for go-kart racing and kite boarding

Family killed in suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at caravan site 'died quickly'

Three members of the same family who died after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park would have been "unconscious within minutes", investigators said today.

Elderly couple and daughter killed in caravan park tragedy

An elderly couple and their daughter have died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park.

Prince Charles is his hand at TV, guest-editing an episode of the gently fascinating Countryfile next month

Prince Charles's Countryfile - We get a sneak preview

Organic food magnate, humanitarian, heir to the throne, would-be defender of faith, father-in-law to Bucklebury’s most famous export – is there anything Prince Charles can’t do?

Notorious Exeter safer sex ball cancelled

A long-running "safer sex"-themed student ball has been cancelled, a month after it was embroiled in controversy.

Yule Log, the overweight grey seal. Staff at the sanctuary said his lovable character and pleading eyes were hard to resist at feeding time

Hefty seal put on diet and exercise regime after piling on the pounds

A grey seal with a penchant for overeating has been put on a strict diet after gaining more than 124kg in just nine months.

Hamilton: A Steinbeck for Cornwall

Invisible Ink: No 157 - Walker Hamilton

In past columns I've featured prolific authors such as Edgar Wallace, whose output ran to thousands of pages. Here we have someone whose sole claim to fame lies in a single, slim volume. Walker Hamilton was Scottish, born in Airdrie in 1934, and his is not a happy story.

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Travel Challenge: A Valentine's break in the UK

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deals for a specific holiday. Today: a last‑minute Valentine's Day break anywhere in the UK. Prices are a total for two people, including three nights' accommodation, starting Thursday 14 February.

Driver lashes out at snowball boy

A 10-year-old boy was injured in Plymouth when a motorist became violent after a group of youngsters hit his car with a snowball.

Jordan Cobb was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar on New Year's Eve

Body found in river confirmed as ferry jump boy Jordan Cobb

A body found in a river is that of missing teenager Jordan Cobb, it was confirmed today.

Polly the cat travelled 1,700 miles trapped in a train's undercarriage.

InterKitty train: trapped cat travels 1,700 miles

A two-year-old tabby cat was found in "surprisingly good condition" after travelling 1,700 miles trapped in a train's undercarriage.

Body found in search for boy who jumped from ferry over New Year bet

Police searching for a teenager who has been missing since he jumped from a ferry on New Year's Eve have recovered a body.

IoS paperback review: Hidden Treasures, By Fern Britton

Having divorced her sleazy husband, Helen Merrifield leaves London to start a new life in the sleepy village of Pendruggan. She wants a new man, but can't choose between historian Piran ("handsome but horrible") and vicar Simon ("not so handsome but sweet"). Thankfully, Penny, a television producer girlfriend, arrives to work in the area, and helps Helen make up her mind.

In The Studio: Ged Quinn, artist

'I want to introduce things to the gallery experience that are not quite right...'

Nick Clegg: I'll run for Parliament in 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be running for Parliament at the next general election, and is confident he will remain leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Jordan Cobb was spotted jumping from the Torpoint ferry into the River Tamar on New Year's Eve

Teenage boy feared drown after leaping from ferry 'jumped in for £100 bet'

Police searching for a missing boy last seen leaping from a ferry into a river between Devon and Cornwall believe he may have jumped into the icy waters over a £100 bet.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project