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Mother's fears over baby girls mauled by fox

The mother of baby twins mauled by a fox as they slept spoke of her fears for the girls as they recovered in hospital today.

Twin babies hurt in fox attack

Two baby sisters were seriously ill in hospital last night after an apparent fox attack at their home.

Cameron pledges to hold free vote on fox hunting

I always thought ban was a mistake, says Tory leader

When Sarah Palin met LL Cool J (or at least that's what she wants you to think)

Her favourite pastimes involve snowmobiles and salmon fishing, rather than hip-hop and urban culture. So when Sarah Palin announced that her debut as a TV presenter would feature an in-depth interview with James Todd Smith, the musician better known as LL Cool J, fans feared that she might be stepping too far out of her folksy comfort zone.

Tally ho! 'Barbour cavalry' rides to Tories' rescue

Fox-hunting 'Barbour cavalry' prepares to ride to the rescue of Tories in key marginal seats

Martha Lane Fox: 'I used to think the internet was just a tool. Now I know it can change society'

The co-founder of lastminute.com made a fortune in the dotcom boom – then nearly died in a car crash. Now the Government wants her to get us using the web

DVD: Fantastic Mr Fox, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic is, itself, rather fantastic.

DVD: Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)

Wes Anderson, like precocious contemporary Spike Jonze, has never equalled his delightfully droll early work.

Minor British Institutions: The League Against Cruel Sports

You might have thought the League Against Cruel Sports would have abolished itself back in 2005 when, after its 80-year-long campaign, the Commons finally voted to make hunting with hounds illegal in the UK.

Tally ho! Hunt supporters turn out in force

Tory plans for an open vote spur on Boxing Day hunters as Labour calls for renewed defence of foxes

Now Brown declares class war on hunting

New campaign highlights Cameron's pursuit of 'barbaric' sport

How scientists cracked puzzle of the Falklands wolf

The origin of the mysterious Falkland Islands wolf, which was persecuted to extinction in the late 19th century, may finally have been solved – 175 years after Charles Darwin puzzled over the nature of this curious fox-like creature.

Paternal grandmothers: good for girls, bad for boys

The importance of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren is underlined in a study published today.

Fantastic? Not quite - Mr Fox misses the Dahl menace

Fantastic Mr Fox, London Film Festival

A case of the unspeakable in pursuit of the doubtful

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