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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.

Monodendri: A pebbly paradise with historic appeal

Plutarch knew this wonderful Paxos beach, and over the centuries invaders from Venice to Britain have claimed it. Today, Monodendri is ruled by holidaymakers. But for how long?

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

England's cricketers be warned. Their concentration and steely resolve to win the forthcoming Test series against India could be put to the ultimate test by sledging comparing them to a pair of pyjamas, looking like a donkey's tail or being called the son of an owl.

From Iraq to Omaha: donkey's $40,000 trip

It took 37 days and a group of determined animal lovers, but a donkey from Iraq is now a United States resident.

G K Chesterton: A Biography, By Ian Ker

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The must-have buggy that costs more than a second-hand car

It's the mother of all baby buggies and the ultimate status symbol for family outings. Despite coming with a hefty £1,200 price tag, the Bugaboo Donkey is galloping out of stores.

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

Vans are serving up classy dishes from authentic burritos to luxury chocolates. Alice-Azania Jarvis steps aboard

'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)

The pace of life as chronicled in Babak Jalali's meandering film is so lethargic it feels in danger of going backwards.

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)

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