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This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.

London's Crossbones Graveyard is the setting for a very eerie Halloween celebration

For centuries it was the burial site of prostitutes and london's outcast dead. Now it is a place of pilgrimage and home to a strange Halloween celebration.

Ben Chu: The banking cuckoo in the nest

The banking lobby, in response to the Government's latest White Paper, has mobilised the usual battalions. Screw the regulatory clamp down too hard, they say, and you'll kill the City of London goose which lays the golden eggs.

Bites: Host a roast with none of the hassle

If you're like us, summer doesn't mean the end of the hearty Sunday roast. It just means we're more likely to drift off to the garden or park and leave the washing-up till later (ugh). It's – still – the perfect time for friends and family to draw up a chair, have a proper catch-up and eat till they're fit to burst.

Five bolt-holes for bird watchers

Binoculars at the ready, wing your way to these havens for twitchers.

Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: Should what's sauce for the goose be sauce for the gander?

Dear Virginia,

My husband has had numerous affairs over the years and each time he promises he'll never do it again. I have, of course, been extremely upset, and threatened divorce at one point, but we have stuck together because of the children. We get on well enough. But now a mutual friend, whom I've always fancied, has made a pass at me, and I feel that what's sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander. I'd also like to see how my husband feels when the boot is on the other foot! Would I be silly to take it further?

Yours sincerely, Caroline

Letters: Treatment of the NHS whistleblower

Barring of whistleblower nurse bodes ill for the NHS

A sanctuary for the traumatised veterans of war

The Trafalgar Inn has become a cathartic bolt-hole for returning troops. Terri Judd hears the regulars' stories

Forget Michelin stars and multi-page menus - there's only one thing you need at Hong Kong's Yung Kee

Yung Kee, 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, tel: 00 852 2522 1624

John Rentoul: More real goose in the Daily Mail

Propaganda, that is. In this case for selective schools.

DVD: Eagle Eye

Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are forced to go on the run across America at the bidding of a mystery woman who can remote-control every piece of technology in the country.

Bank employee who posted advice on websites is fired

He is the rarest of creatures: a decent, likeable banker. For more than two years Tim Keirman was the mystery guardian angel of the bank charges campaign. While still working for NatWest he helped thousands of customers get their money back by posting anonymous guidance on consumer forum websites, much to the chagrin of his employers. Last week, his identity was finally discovered by the bank. Its revenge was swift, and savage.

Album: Jeff Buckley, So Real: Songs From.., (Sony BMG)

First released to mark the 10th anniversary of Jeff Buckley's death in 2007 and now dusted down in the light of "Hallelujah", the question is: does anyone need this?

Canada geese caused plane to ditch in Hudson

Canada geese were the cause of the near-disaster that struck Flight 1459 seconds after it took off from New York's La Guardia to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday afternoon, interviews conducted with the pilots and cabin crew this weekend have all but confirmed.

Great escape: Miracle on the Hudson river

Passengers and crew rescued from jet crippled by bird strike after take-off

Goose fat potatoes with garlic

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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