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Every penny raised in the elephant appeal will be spent directly on wildlife conservation projects in Africa. Here's how.

Man guilty of golf course murder

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a man whose badly burned body was found on a golf course.

Car Choice: Retired couple seeks low cost, easy access runaround

Paul Jackson is 60 and has just retired; his wife is just about to. They have a Subaru Impreza Sport, which has been brilliant, but it is getting old and expensive to run. They do about 10,000 miles a year, local and motorway, and hope to do more journeys. They would like a five-door car that's easy to get in and out of and performs like the Subaru, but would like low road tax, insurance and are flexible about the fuel. Their budget is £6,000 to £7,000.

Sacked workers burn boss to death

Indian police have detained two people after an angry mob of sacked steel workers burned to death a senior executive.

Cooper Brown: Driving

Not as much support as I’d hoped for my anti-politically correct brigade stance in yesterday’s diary. People really seem to be angry about this stuff. I rang Ben and we headed off to the Groucho for some liquid comfort. I love Ben. He is blissfully unconcerned about anything but his own happiness.

Car Choice: A perfect tin box for Doctor Dick the biker

Doctor Dick Penfold, 60, is a lifelong biker, and although he would rather buy another bike, he accepts that he does need what he describes as a tin box on four wheels. Unhappy with his current Fiat Sedici, he needs a four-wheel drive replacement. It must be higher quality, have a lot more room in the back, and be able to handle Dick's regular 1,250-mile journey to Italy. His budget is a decent £17,000.

Four-seat Ferrari FF announced

FF stands for Ferrari Four, signifying that the car has four seats and four-wheel drive; it will be the Italian manufacturer's first 4x4.

Are the Joanna detectives without a clue?

As criticism mounts, have the police missed something – or do they know more than they're saying?

Car Choice: A stylish 4x4 that's fun rather than 'in your face'

Martin Simon is 64, lives in the hills behind Stroud, in Gloucestershire, and needs a small four-wheel-drive diesel that is fun, sturdy, and comfortable enough for occasional long journeys. Martin also likes gadgets. The budget is £15,000 to £20,000. He does not mind second-hand if it buys extra quality.

Land Rover Freelander eD4

Price: £21,995
Top speed: 112mph 0-62mph 10.9 seconds
Consumption: 47.2mpg
CO2 emissions: 158g/km
Best for: Occasional eco-sensitive off-roading
Also worth considering? BMW X1, Kia Sorento, Volkswagen Tiguan

Joanna Yeates: the case of the missing sock

First a pizza. Then a 4x4. Now police are pursuing a new line of inquiry

Joanna Yeates 'may have been murdered with sock'

Murder victim Joanna Yeates could have been strangled with her own sock which her killer might have kept as a trophy.

Joanna Yeates murder police launch Facebook plea

Detectives investigating the murder of Joanna Yeates launched a national campaign on Facebook today to appeal for witnesses.

Police seek driver of 4x4 in Yeates murder case

Detectives leading the hunt for Joanna Yeates's killer revealed that they want to speak to the driver of a light-coloured 4x4 vehicle which was seen on the street where her body was found the night she went missing. The senior investigating officer, Phil Jones of Avon and Somerset Police, said the vehicle was spotted on Longwood Lane at around the time Ms Yeates, 25, is believed to have disappeared.

BMW X3

This new bigger and better BMW will suit fans of upmarket SUVs – but they'll need deep pockets

The only way is up for the best views

Highland Safaris promise to take you closer to some of the region's top wildlife. Ben West tracks the red deer stags
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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?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?