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The sun's 11-year cycle of solar activity may have been behind the unusually long spells of cold weather seen in Britain over the past two winters, a study has found.

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Butterflies are are able to mimic other neighbouring species to avoid being eaten by birds because of a "supergene" – a cluster of genes that controls their wing patterns, researchers have found.

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The discovery of a hoard of coins, a cemetery and a lost settlement in Devon is being hailed as one of the most significant Roman discoveries in Britain for decades.

John Lewis to branch out with range of smaller stores

John Lewis is to increase its presence by opening at least 10 smaller department stores, kicking off with a shop in Exeter next year.

Letter from the editor: Work experience isn't the wisest move

Thousands of teens all over the country have used nepotism, bribery and giant cojones to land themselves work experience this past week – it's part of the GCSE syllabus. But don't bother asking any of them how it went, unless you are fluent in grunt.

Two in Joss Stone case are charged

Two men arrested over an alleged plot to rob the country home of singer Joss Stone were remanded in custody yesterday.

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Sammy McIlroy leaves Morecambe by mutual consent

Morecambe have parted company with boss Sammy McIlroy and assistant Mark Lillis by mutual consent following the club's disappointing 20th-placed finish in npower League Two.

Exeter admit lessons have been learned

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter believes the Chiefs have "learned some pretty important lessons" following their Aviva Premiership points deduction and £5,000 fine.

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