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Get back: Cast into the wilderness

A monthly series following Rob Cowen and Leo Critchley as they reconnect with the simpler things in life

Lost at sea – the £1bn of wasted cod

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

Social Studies: The all-party composition of committees demands that Buggins gets a turn too

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

View From The Sofa: Women's World Cup, BBC & Eurosport

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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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project