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

Carroll delivers telling lesson

Darlington 2 Farnborough Town 3

Outlook: Only a name

SIR DICK Evans says that Pineapple was his favoured name for the defence and aerospace monster created yesterday out of the British Aerospace- Marconi merger. At least pineapples bear a passing resemblance to the grenades that the company makes and if the shares perform as well as Orange then investors will be laughing all the way to the next Farnborough Airshow.

Football: Tivvy turn to Trophy hunt

NON-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Football: Non-League Notebook: Chapple pursues five-year plan

THIS IS an important season for Kingstonian, the holders of the FA Umbro Trophy. By next May supporters of the Surrey side will have a better idea about whether the Ks want to be a relatively successful non- League outfit - or a club with serious ambitions of Football League status.

Letter: Explosive issue

Jonathan Theobald sensationalises the landmines issue ("BAe in a fix over `mines' contract", 1 August). British Aerospace is not and will not be involved in the manufacture of anti-personnel landmines or their components. RDX is a standard military explosive used in a very wide range of military products and, while in theory it could be used in anti-personnel landmines, the US authorities have confirmed to Mr Theobald that they are not currently manufacturing anti-personnel landmines.

Man is charged in bombs inquiry

A MAN was last night charged after two small explosive devices were found near a house in Somerset during a police operation.

Book Of The Week: Ups and downs of the high-flyers at BAe

Vertical Take-Off

BAe to cut 2,200 jobs in pounds 250m shake-up

BRITISH AEROSPACE yesterday announced 2,200 job losses as part of a shake-up involving the closure of the plant which has manufactured the revolutionary Harrier jump jet.
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?