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Who is the most influential role model for today's teenage girls? Is it pop singer Rihanna? Page-3-girl-turned-business-tycoon Katie Price? Or is it in fact, 67-year-old actress Joanna Lumley?

Second man held over Gloucester mosque fire

A second man has been arrested by detectives investigating a fire at a mosque.

Bovine TB has risen dramatically over the past few decades and badgers have been implicated in the rapid spread of the disease, with about half of new cattle infections linked to badgers, leading to calls from farmers for mass culling

Cull saboteurs: 'We will put ourselves between the bullets and the badgers'

Sarah Morrison delves inside the secret world of the people trying to stop the mass shootings

Ben Morgan welcomes the influx of new talent into the national side

Round-up: Debutants threaten England's old hands

England's holidaying absentees have been warned that they face a battle to regain their Test places after Stuart Lancaster's young guns maximised their opportunity in a 32-3 victory over Argentina on Saturday.

Forthampton Court estate, above, home of the Yorkes, finds itself at the centre of the cull controversy

Clash over badger cull turning into 'class war': Activists set sights on 'landed gentry'

John Yorke can trace his family's roots back to the Normans. Like his ancestors, 74-year-old Mr Yorke farms the 3,000 acres of prime Gloucestershire agricultural land that forms the Forthampton Court estate. An Old Etonian and former High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Mr Yorke reluctantly finds himself and his lands at the epicentre of the Government's highly controversial badger cull.

The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England - William Tyndale

Last night's viewing: The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England, BBC2

David Walliams: Snapshot in Time, ITV

A picture of the crash tweeted by Gloucestershire County Council

Pilot aged 76 walks away from crash in Cheltenham back garden after deploying plane's parachute

The man, who has not been named, suffered only minor injuries after aircraft parachutes down in the Warden Hill area

A badger supporter in London on Saturday

Brian May leads thousands in march against badger cull

Thousands of animal welfare supporters took to the streets of central London to protest against the controversial badger-cull policy, which came into effect yesterday. Many of the protesters were dressed in black and white and chanted "Shame on Defra" and "Stop the cull". Some were walking dogs dressed in badger costumes.

County Championship round-up: Ajmal Shahzad settling at Notts

Performance of the day Ajmal Shahzad has made a low-key start to life as a Nottinghamshire bowler following his fall-out with Yorkshire and a move to Lancashire that was curtailed, in effect, when the Red Rose county were relegated. Trent Bridge may be a helpful ground for bowlers but those new to it must first learn how to make it work for them and Shahzad is still getting to grips with his new surroundings. In the sea air at Hove yesterday, he first turned an overnight 35 not out into a maiden half-century for Nottinghamshire. Then he found conditions to his liking with the ball and delivered his best performance so far for his new county, bowling Chris Nash off a bottom edge, cartwheeling Mike Yardy's off stump and finding the edge to have Rory Hamilton-Brown caught at first slip.

Badger activists demonstrate on the London Underground

There is no alternative, chief scientist tells badger protesters, as cull begins

Those who are opposed to the shooting ‘need to come up with some viable alternative'

Gloucestershire farmer Jan Rowe on his farm near Cheltenham

Badger cull: Companies and marksmen in shoot have their identities protected amid fear of reprisal from opponents

The farmers and marksmen involved in the badger culls are so fearful of reprisals from opponents of the trial that they are being protected by an iron cloak of anonymity, according to the director of the company running the programme in Gloucestershire.

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