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Group splits up as animals flee, with four taking the odd decision to just stand still in the path of the snow

Life without sex ... it just seems longer

If men had as little sex as pandas, they could live as long as women. Great news. You give it up first and I'll follow later, says William Hartston

Royal goats face population cut

Objections to country park's vasectomy plan

So farewell then, John Major, man of shadows

Grey, hollow and lacking in vision till the end - history will not be kind to the Prime Minister after his six years in power

Goodbye moussaka and chips

Does Greece mean smoggy Athens, crowded Crete and too much feta salad and Metaxa? Well, open your eyes, urges Jill Crawshaw. You can make friends with goats, go hiking, mountain biking, take up yoga and even join some trainspotters. It's there for the taking

Old hands

Disappearing World: The photographs of Tessa Traeger celebrate traditions of the French peasantry which are vanishing because of modern farming. John Windsor reports

Letter: Where goats are a winter pest

Sir: Your charming picture of the goats on Great Ormes Head (23 December) illustrates one side of a controversy; the text hints at another. Another photograph might have shown diseased and filthy goats at the end of a hard winter, foraging in streets and gardens, and at risk of death or injury from traffic or as they jump from wall to garden wall.

Size isn't everything

Giant vegetables, cows like 'heavy-fleshed young matrons', farmers with red faces you can boil kettles on - nothing is more reassuringly British than an agricultural show. By Harry Pearson.

SCIENCE; A hit squad to save Darwin's paradise isles

Juliette Dominguez reports on a plan to kill off the eco-invaders that are threatening to destroy the Galapagos

Cold turkey as blizzards strike

White Christmas: Thousands suffering seasonal snow chaos

The gene that settles a sheep's stomach

In future, sheep, cows and goats may be able to thrive on otherwise poisonous plants by virtue of genetically engineered bacteria living in their digestive tracts which break down the poisons.

LETTER : Chamois lather

From The Lord Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine

A castaway among the humming birds, goats and lobsters

Jamie Ross follows the trail of the real Robinson Crusoe in Chile

Purple and gold

The tasteful and weird from summer vegetables; Annie Bell, the author of Evergreen and A Feast of Flavours, writes monthly about seasonal vegetables. Main photograph by Patrice de Villiers

Well, it definitely isn't Scotland

THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN Chris Monger (PG); Hugh Grant's latest is supposedly about a Welsh village, but the hills are alive with the sound of English. Adam Mars-Jones wonders why film- makers have such a problem with the place

Serbs march in secret to the aid of Bosnian kin

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