News Buried treasure: Miners who worked in Smallcleugh, one of the long disused mines nearby

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

Teenager dies climbing England's highest mountain

A teenager has died while trying to climb England's highest mountain in Cumbria.

Lime Wood in Hampshire

The Big Six: English spa hotels

Lime Wood, Hampshire

Man jailed for pensioner burglary

A burglar whose terrified 86-year-old victim suffered a suspected heart attack has been jailed for 16 months.

Sellafield waste plant closure could cost taxpayer £100m

Japanese will not have to pay decommissioning costs, senior executive at nuclear power plant says

Missing skunk found after police appeal

Police hunting a missing pet skunk say she has now been found safe and well.

Cause of Taser man's death unknown

Tests on a man who died after being Tasered by police have proved inconclusive.

The Timeline: The Lake District

Misconduct policeman 'abused power'

A detective constable with responsibility for sexual offenders will be sentenced today after being found guilty of abusing his position to set up affairs with vulnerable women.

Scotland Yard chief: We need to do better

A Scotland Yard chief apologised to Londoners today as he said the riots had stretched resources "to an extent I have never seen before".

Andrew Rosthorn: In the shadow of the Dirty Thirty, a worried community seeks action

Work to clean up Sellafield's legacy will last centuries

Closure of Mox plant leaves nuclear waste headache for Cumbria

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said potential delays in Japanese orders for Mox fuel following the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, which caused a major crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant, meant that the Sellafield Mox Plant must now close with the loss of about 800 jobs.

Torrential rain warning for UK

Torrential downpours could hit parts of the UK today, with severe weather warnings issued by the Met Office.

Children 'locked in car' amid 40C heat

A woman has been charged with neglect after she allegedly left her three young children locked in an extremely hot car for 45 minutes in the centre of Carlisle.

Man dies after Great North Swim

A man died while taking part in the Great North Swim, the organisers confirmed.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on