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Activists hope circus vote sees rise in animal welfare support

Equestrianism: Williams warms up for Derby defence with Titus triumph

Ahead of his defence of the Hickstead Derby title tomorrow on Skip Two Ramiro, Guy Williams got into the winning habit by triumphing in the Hickstead Master's Challenge yesterday on Titus.

Book Of A Lifetime: Lady Into Fox, By David Garnett

Many moons ago, I spotted a fourth impression of this short, sharp-toothed novel in a Gloucester Road charity shop. I had often heard talk of 'Lady Into Fox', first published in 1922, only 91 pages long and consisting of just the one chapter, but had never before laid eyes on it. I snapped up the slim volume immediately, feasted on its wood engravings and demolished it during a train trip to the South Coast. It pleased me in particular that a previous owner of my copy, a not inappropriately named Janet Leeper, had pencilled her name inside and added the date 5 November 1945, which just happens to be the day I was born.

Captured! The fox that made it to the 72nd floor

An inquisitive fox was discovered living the high life at the top of the UK's tallest skyscraper.

Four American hostages 'killed by pirates'

Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors today, the US military said, marking the first time US citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.

Alice, giant toadstools and Mr Fox turn Fashion Week into a literary wonderland

Some of Britain's brightest and most bankable names took to the catwalk yesterday as London Fashion Week continued with collections from Dame Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry and Matthew Williamson.

Business diary: Bank error in your favour for once

Fair play to Ron Delnevo, whose reaction to what must be the biggest nightmare of any chief executive who does what he does is best described as phlegmatic. Mr Delnevo runs Bank Machine, an independent operator of ATMs, and one of his cash machines has just gone badly wrong. Police were called to the machine in Dundee after a large crowd formed, anxious to take advantage of the fact it was paying out double the amounts users were asking for. "If the people using the ATM see it as a bit of fun, so be it," Mr Delnevo said.

Modern girl masters all the old skills

Her five disciplines may seem dated but Prentice is Britain's latest superheroine

Wildlife's fight for survival in a bitter winter

It was only a small drama, but it encapsulated many of the downsides – and occasional upsides – which the hard winter weather presents to our wildlife.

Farmer cleared after shooting burglars

A disabled farmer arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting two burglars raiding a cannabis farm on his property that he did not know existed has been cleared after a three-month investigation.

Badger shooting is cruel, says RSPCA

Shooting badgers in parts of Britain affected by bovine tuberculosis, which is proposed as a control technique, may be harder to carry out humanely than ministers realise, says the RSPCA.

Britain's online evangelist does it to spread the joy

Millions of Britons still can't access the internet. Martha Lane Fox tells Ian Burrell about her mission to connect them up

Birmingham Diary: Save the bulls,whales, stags, hares, and even the foxes

There is a meeting on the fringe of the conference this morning which is fated to be sparsely attended, and not just because it is at 8am. It will be gathering of Conservatives Against Fox Hunting. Yes, that word is "against".

League round-up: Dyer gives Foxes bite as Eriksson arrives

Sven Goran Eriksson, expected to be named Leicester City manager at an 11am press conference today after last week's sacking of Paulo Sousa, was at the Walkers Stadium to see the Championship strugglers register only their second win of the season. Under caretaker managers Chris Powell and Mike Stowell, Martyn Waghorn, with a strong left-foot finish, Lloyd Dyer and Franck Moussa scored in a 3-1 win over Scunthorpe United that lifted the Foxes off the bottom of the table.

A young person’s guide to real ale

Your tipple of choice can say an lot about you, despite the associations being based on little more than myth and cliché. Enthusiasts of red wine are applauded for being chic while someone who orders whiskey on the rocks might be mistaken for being a little bit dangerous.

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