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Donkey, By Jill Bough

The latest addition to Reaktion's animal series – surely one of the most successful publishing ventures of recent years – reveals the donkey, "generally considered beneath notice", to be a creature of the utmost fascination.

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Man or mouse? No, you're an owl or maybe some pyjamas

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Meals on the bus: Food vans are getting a gourmet makeover

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'Parasailing donkey' dies

A donkey that was forced to go parasailing by her keeper last summer, causing worldwide revulsion, has died. The 18-year-old animal, named Anapka, suffered a heart attack after falling ill in December, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.

Butt thrown to the wolves as ICC scrambles to restore game's integrity

In so many ways it was fitting that Pakistan headed west yesterday. That was exactly where their cricket appears to have been going for most of the past decade.

Frontier Blues (12A)

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Silly asses! Why Britain loves the donkey

In finest Fleet Street tradition, 'The Sun' raced to the rescue of this poor animal. But, as David Randall discovers, a donkey is not just for the silly season ...

Donkey stunt shocks Russian sunbathers

Sunbathers at a beach in southern Russia were shocked by the sight of a donkey tied to a parasail gliding high above the bay for half an hour.

Shrek Forever After (U)

A wonderful life, warts and all. Leave your thoughts on the last film in the series below.
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