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Sellafield owner tried to cover up £300m error

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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.

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

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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.

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<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>

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1. The Mournes Walks by Paddy Dillon

£7.99, obrien.ie

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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.

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