News Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill recreated wakeboarding, similar to that pictured, in a carpark in Guildford

Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

The art of noise: How Beardyman and his fellow beatboxers are revolutionising music

It is simplicity itself: a microphone and the human voice. On the eve of their UK championships, Lena Corner meets the key members of the beatbox generation

Sarah Teather: You ask the questions

Liberal Democrat MP for Brent East answers your questions including: Is your party even relevant? And should a Lib-Dem ever sit in a Labour cabinet?

Mobiles get the crash test

Phones are always being dropped, squashed and prodded. So how on earth do they survive? Simon Usborne visits the lab where they're put through their paces

Protection for 'unique' airship shed

A giant shed used to house airships during the First World War was given Grade II listed status by Culture Minister Barbara Follett today.

Cash scam warning to dating site users

Con artists are using internet dating sites to trick lonely people into handing over thousands of pounds, police warned today.

Epic voyage of the veterans

It is a story of adventure in the face of adversity: twelve ex-servicemen, each missing a limb, braved high seas and dodgy prosthetics to cross the Atlantic. Terri Judd introduces the inspiring diary of their journey

Bright future: How Britain's colleges are unlocking young talent

Colleges in England and Wales are doing life-changing work, unlocking talent in people of all ages.

Open days: Ditch the prospectus and see it in the cold light of day

The University of Warwick is a lively, cosmopolitan place, with shops, banks, bars and restaurants, according to its prospectus. Everything a student will need is close at hand on a campus that is easily accessible by road, rail and air, it says. No wonder David Kim, a sixth-former, put the university high on his wish list. Until he attended an open day and discovered that he didn't like it.

Five chic airport hotels

Stopovers should be an opportunity to relax. Tom Henry selects repose near the runway

Pandora: Persimmon boss puts a hold on lavish wedding plans for daughter

When Britain's biggest house builder, Persimmon, announced last week that it was shedding up to 2,000 jobs, city experts cited it as final proof that a recession was well and truly on our doorstep.

More flooding is forecast for the South-west

The South-west was braced for more flash floods, with the Met Office warning residents in Devon and Somerset they could see more than an inch-and-a-half of rain fall in the next 24 hours.

Radio 1's Annie finally gets her place in the sun

Amid the fake breasts and muscles of a spectacular Miami pool party, the rising star of the Radio 1 schedules has come a long way from working in a supermarket. Ian Burrell reports

Motorway mother did not kill herself, says husband

The husband of a mother of newborn twins who died on a motorway said today he was convinced she was suffering from post-natal depression.

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