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A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits

Glimpse of calm before the bank holiday storm

After weeks of rain, parts of the country enjoyed some brighter weather yesterday, but the outlook for today turns stormy again as torrential rain and thunderstorms move in to bring the bank holiday to a close on an extremely damp note.

The NDA, has ordered a major internal review of the Sellafield project because of the 'disappointing performance' of the contractors carrying out the work

Sellafield owner tried to cover up £300m error

Documents reveal public body knew of massive discrepancy in cost of nuclear project

Into the woods: the simple pleasures of staying in a log cabin allow the mind to roam

Kate Humble: How travel can transplant Canada to Cumbria

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Winter returns to Scotland

Britain braced for further severe weather

Tens of thousands of householders are facing another day without power after freezing gales and snow brought Britain's early summer to an abrupt end.

Runners and riders: the BBC executives Helen Boaden and Caroline Thomson, and BSkyB's Sophie Turner Laing

Is it time for a woman to run the BBC?

85 years, 14 male bosses. Now momentum is growing for a change at Broadcasting House. Ian Burrell reports

Jonjo O'Neill: The rider of Dawn Run has trained 18 Cheltenham Festival winners

Jonjo hopes to create more happy memories

Cheltenham specialist O'Neill ready to peak at another Festival, he tells Chris McGrath

Nuclear body's bid to run trains

Passenger trains could be run by the organisation responsible for cleaning up after Britain's nuclear-power industry.

Critic of Health Bill claims Lansley 'smear'

An NHS chief who spoke out against the Government's controversial Health Bill last night claimed he had been the target of political "smears" by Andrew Lansley's department.

War hero's medals lost in flood returned to widow

A widow has been reunited with her husband's seven war medals which were lost in the 2009 Cumbria floods.

Hettie Hopkins: Highly respected nurse and educator

Motorcycling nurse Hettie Hopkins set up a national board for Wales for the Royal College of Nursing. Then, progressing to a small car, she also raised the money for a new RCN headquarters in Cardiff.

Burst pipes causing road problems

Burst water pipes are causing problems on the country's roads as the big freeze persists.

<p>1. The Mournes Walks by Paddy Dillon</p>
<p>£7.99, obrien.ie</p>
<p>Walks in the Northern Irish Mourne mountains that take in the rugged coast and beautiful forest parks.</p>

The 10 Best walking guides

1. The Mournes Walks by Paddy Dillon

£7.99, obrien.ie

Walks in the Northern Irish Mourne mountains that take in the rugged coast and beautiful forest parks.

The Death of King Arthur, By Simon Armitage

This is Simon Armitage's second shot at an alliterative epic. His Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) was highly entertaining: perhaps more entertaining than this version of Morte Arthure, but only because Gawain contains more startling images. As a feat of re-telling, The Death of King Arthur is more remarkable and sustained. One single decision makes it: consistency of tense. Epic medieval poems switch from past to present in a way that jars modern ears. Armitage held to this in Gawain, but here chooses past tense throughout.

Acclaimed crime writer Reginald Hill dies

Reginald Hill, the author of the Dalziel and Pascoe crime novels, has died aged 75.

Wendi Deng is the only member of the Murdoch clan whose reputation gained from the hacking saga

Diary: David Cameron, health and safety, and that old chestnut

"Talk of health and safety can too often sound farcical or marginal. People think of children being given goggles to play conkers," David Cameron said yesterday, explaining that 2012 will be the year when he wages "war on the excessive health and safety culture".

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