Dale Robertson: Actor best known for his roles in Westerns

Dale Robertson, who has died the age of 89, was a star of television and film Westerns during the genre's heyday. With his quietly spoken, modest persona, he had bit parts in films such as The Boy with the Green Hair and the Joan Crawford vehicle Flamingo Road before landing more high-profile roles such as Jesse James in Fighting Man of the Plains.

Taekwondo: Aaron Cook success for Isle of Man

Aaron Cook won gold at the Trelleborg Open in Sweden yesterday after competing under the Isle of Man banner for the first time since his controversial omission from the Great Britain Olympic Taekwondo squad for the London Games.

The 10 Best leafy walks

Late October is the perfect time to see Britain’s woods and forests in their autumnal glory – here are 10 top routes

Public warned to avoid Best of Bushy

It was for the purposes of hunting them that Henry VIII first brought red deer to Bushy Park, near Hampton Court Palace in south-west London.

The IoS guide to wild Britain (Part 2)

In the second of our nature specials, David Randall talks to National Trust experts who reveal 40 of their prime places to spot the best and rarest of British flora and fauna, from butterflies and dormice to wildflowers and falcons

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Plan for 'deer ranches' in Scotland

Plans are being laid to create a network of vast deer ranches in the glens and hills of Scotland to cater for the nation’s appetite for venison, once more commonly associated with historical banquets but now finding its way into shopping baskets as a low-fat, eco-meat.

Album: Deer Tick, The Black Dirt Session (Fargo)

John J McCauley III has what has been described as a "deal-breaker" of a voice. Rough, raw and ragged beyond his years (this Rhode Island country band are all in the early to mid-twenties), it was the one element of the Tick's last album that drove this reviewer away.