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Europe's largest shopping centre will start battle of monster malls

YOU CAN drive within 100 yards of what will be Europe's biggest shopping centre and not even notice it.

Motoring: The verdict - Fast and frivolous

Five lucky readers and Michael Booth thrill to the distinctly unGerman BMW M Coupe. Photographs by Teena Taylor

Warm, wet January beats record

UNSEASONABLY warm weather over southern England yesterday brought London its warmest January day since records began more than 150 years ago.

On the right track for a walk in Paris

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Football: Terriers banned for light failures

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Time line is put on the English map

THE ENTIRE route of the Greenwich meridian through Britain, from East Sussex to East Yorkshire, is to be marked for the millennium on a new series of Ordnance Survey maps.

Refugees say life begins in England

ROMANIAN GYPSY refugees, in the care of Kent social services, were blissfully unaware yesterday of the mounting public hysteria that their arrival has caused.

Race relations `damaged by outcry over asylum seekers'

PUBLIC HYSTERIA over a perceived threat to Britain from the recent influx of asylum seekers could cause lasting damage to race relations, charities said last night.

Still profit, not doom, on High Street

Economy: Most retailers are cautiously optimistic about consumer spending as the Christmas trading period begins

Football: Hodgson accepts the accolades

Blackburn Rovers' ebullient manager is proud of his roots in football's twilight zone yet remains eager to learn new skills

It's still ticklesticks in Diddyland

He's not fashionable, but he's back. Again.

Parent group campaigns to ban 11-plus

THE BATTLE over grammar schools, cause of some of the bitterest educational disputes since the war, begins again in earnest this week.

People and business: St Ives founder sells up for pounds 24m

ROBERT GAVRON, the man who formed the St Ives printing company in 1964 and retired as chairman in 1993, has finally cut his last remaining ties with the company which made his fortune and is selling most of his shares.

Want to go cycling in Europe? Then get the bus

Andrew Eames meets the cyclists who have beaten the red tape and the financial penalties and made it to Europe with their bikes intact
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England's women celebrate after their 3rd place play-off win against Germany
Women's World CupFara Williams converts penalty to secure victory and bronze medals
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Ricardo by Edward Sutcliffe, 2014
artPortraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb go on display
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The gang rape scene in the Royal Opera’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s Guillaume Tell has caused huge controversy
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Novak Djokovic has been attending the Buddhapadipa Temple for quiet contemplation for several years
wimbledonBuddhapadipa Temple is regular refuge for the world No 1
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Lewis Hamilton takes pole on front of his home fans
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British singer 'Lonelady' performing in Bourges (Getty)
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'