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Cornwall: Act natural

Ben Ross and family discovered Cornwall's wild side by staying in a luxury log cabin in magical woodland and then a tipi set beside a lake. Now all they needed was a fire...

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An aggressive new fungus-like plant disease spreading across Britain could destroy millions of garden shrubs, including historic ornamental plants, and transform the rural landscape.

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My short game has long been an object of derision. One professional actually gaveme my money back after a chipping lesson. He said I was worse at the end of it than I had been before. That hurt. I can take criticism and have learned to cope with the mockery, but I cannot stand pity.

You Write The Reviews: Chipping Camden Annual Music Festival, St James' Church, Chipping Camden

The Chipping Campden annual music festival is something of a phenomenon. Built up over the past few years by the local wine merchant (and the former pianist) Charlie Bennett, it has attracted world-class artists such as Alfred Brendel, the Borodin Quartet and, for this concert, Julian Lloyd Webber. For the first time, it has its very own Festival Academy orchestra made up of a mix of professionals and students. Very good they are, too. On this occasion, they were conducted by Thomas Hull and led by the delightful young violinist Ruth Rogers. Handel's Concerto Grosso curtain-raiser was performed with panache, if not the utmost precision.

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Leading article: The real purpose of this visit was not to praise, but to persuade

When a political leader is running low on friends at home, the last thing he or she wants to do is alienate allies abroad. No doubt that explains why Gordon Brown's second official trip to the United States this week has left such a different impression compared with his first visit last July. At Camp David, nine months ago, the newly installed Prime Minister seemed keen to put as much distance between himself and President Bush as diplomatic politesse allowed.

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From wind farms to art, Kate Hughes shows different ways to liven up your portfolio

'Fat cats' benefit from EU farming subsidies

The Queen and one of the richest men in London, the Duke of Westminster, are among the biggest winners from this year's payment of farm subsidies.

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Experiment to mix arts and science lacks a certain chemistry

Invest in forests, where money really does grow on trees

Returns from timber are uneven, but the tax breaks are great, says David Prosser

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Foliage fans use latest web technology to track progress of a vintage autumn - and then head for the hills

Survival skills can be the kiss of life for gappers

Why following in Ewan McGregor's footsteps could help save your life

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