Moose, By Kevin Jackson

The moose can boast an impressive array of accomplishments. In this entertaining survey of the animal’s place in history and culture, we learn that it provided Chipewyan tribes with “parchment, leather, lines and cords … thread and glue … handles … spoons … tools … gowns, firebags, mittens, moccasins, and trousers”. All this and food.

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When The Gloves Came Off, by Billy Walker

His timing in the ring wasn't always impeccable but when Billy Walker knocked out Cornelius Perry, the giant American amateur champion, on live TV in 1961, it couldn't have been better. The 22-year-old Billingsgate porter turned pro a few months later and for seven years his crowd-pleasing style set box-office records in Britain without winning major titles. Big, blond and handsome, he indulged his hobbies of boozing and womanising while elder brother George built a business empire on his ring earnings. Then it went wrong. He fell out with George, his second wife gambled away his money, and the drink engulfed him.

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Pack your goggles and gloves, making beauty products is an ugly business

Ciar Byrne finds a tranquil retreat in southern France is just the place for a chemistry lesson

Labour isn't out of touch, insists Home Secretary

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Dominic Lawson: This is a Government which doesn't really believe in the threat of climate change

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Gilchrist hangs up his bat and gloves after changing game forever

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John Ware: Justice slips between Ireland's north-south divide

The latest judgment on the Omagh bombing reveals serious mistakes made by police in both Northern Ireland and the Republic

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