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Almost £1bn worth of North Sea cod has been discarded by UK fishing vessels since 1963.

Give the devil his due: 'Lucifer' has never looked more appealing

Last summer I went on a guided garden walk of Elephant & Castle, one of south London's most, ahem, "improving" neighbourhoods. The tour was conducted by Richard Reynolds, "guerrilla gardener" and long-time local resident. He showed us round a whole range of wastegrounds and roundabouts he'd planted up at night alongside his fellow horticultural commandos, before proceeding to out himself as a simple Devon lad by pointing out a big clump of what he called "montbretia" growing at the foot of a high-rise, which he'd dug up from his mum's garden.

Anglers rescued after boat capsizes in English Channel

Three anglers had to be rescued this morning after their fishing boat capsized and sank in the English Channel.

Pilgrims' progress: Puri beach draws pilgrims not sun-worshippers

Hindus may come to Puri for its temple, but they also make the most of its seaside

Burning of ivory sends a warning to poachers

Kenya has publicly burnt elephant ivory worth £10m in an attempt to focus attention on rising poaching deaths.

Tom Sutcliffe: MPs should beware the tempting limelight

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Government bid to expose violent partners

Women could be given the right to know whether their partners have a history of violence under plans to be considered by the Government.

Poetry for summer: Lie back, and let the verse wash over you

The finest poetry collections have an internal consistency and a rhythm, a sense of order and unity between poems.

Warning over fish consumption in UK

The UK's consumption of fish in 2011 has already matched what our seas can supply for a year, campaigners said today.

Leading article: Quotas adrift

The European Commission's plan to reform the fishing industry is a welcome admission that the so-called Common Fisheries Policy is not working. Unfortunately, it will do little to solve the long-standing problem of over-fishing. Its proposal to phase out "discards" – the practice of throwing up to half the catch back into the sea to avoid exceeding the quota – makes for positive headlines, but will not of itself reduce the quantity of fish caught and landed. Nor can delegating the choice of enforcement and incentives to member states be the whole answer. Without political agreement in Brussels on the size of fishing fleets, there will be no prospect of restoring already dangerously depleted stocks.

Fisheries policy reforms unveiled

The European Commission has promised fishermen a return to "a decent living" under plans to crack down on the plundering of the seas.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Cruel drama of England hanging on like 11 Rebekah Brooks

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Tourists missing after boat capsizes

Mexican rescuers were scouring the Gulf of California yesterday for seven Americans whose fishing boat capsized two days ago, saying they were extending their search because the missing tourists could still be alive in the warm, calm waters.

South Africa's rhino success brings big increase in poaching

Poachers have killed nearly 200 rhinoceros in South Africa so far this year, a huge increase in the number of deaths as criminal gangs increasingly use automatic weapons and helicopters to hunt down their prey.

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