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Hundreds of people attended the funeral yesterday of Claire Squires, whose death during the London Marathon resulted in more than £1m being raised for the Samaritans.

Angry Birds Land comes home to roost in Finland

Finland’s Särkänniemi Adventure Park has opened its doors for the summer season with a brand new addition, the world’s first Angry Birds themed attraction.

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Donations pass £1m mark after Marathon death

Donations to the charity chosen by Claire Squires, who died running the London Marathon, have broken the £1m mark.

Last Night's Viewing: The Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes, Channel 4

You're sure it was Thursday night, and not Sunday? There were moments last night when you wondered if you were watching Homeland on Channel 4. Glib as it may seem to compare that confection with an important documentary about a plan to kill 2,000 people, the makers of The Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes had evidently plundered the terror-thriller playbook to create a film that was as challenging to the fingernails as anything Sergeant Brody has delivered.

$20,000 to catch Philadelphia burka raiders

Muslims in Philadelphia are offering a $20,000 (£12,000) reward for information following a series of crimes committed by men wearing burkas to conceal their identities.

Take your pick: Amazon staff in a typical distribution centre in Milton Keynes. The US firm is now moving into the industrial-supply business

Amazon aims for supply and command as it moves into industrial supplies

The online giant has already conquered most of the retail world – now it's moving into industrial supplies. Mark Piesing asks what that means for the rest of the industry.

Claire Squires' JustGiving page

Appeal that went around the world

Simon Usborne on the surge of donations to a charity page set up by Claire Squires, who died during the Marathon, and what it says about us

Asda, Morrisons and Iceland named and shamed for sweet displays

Asda, Morrisons and Iceland have been named as the "worst offenders" for undermining parents' efforts to feed their children healthily.

The first gold medal of the London Games goes to... the Olympic Torch

As anticipation for the London Games heats up, the first serious prize has gone to the Olympic Torch itself, as its British designers last night picked up the coveted "Oscar of the design world".

Claire Squires' JustGiving page

The appeal that went around the world

Money is pouring in to a charity donation page set up by Claire Squires, who died while running the London Marathon. Simon Usborne examines the nature of modern giving

Claire Squires: Images from her JustGiving fund-raising website page, where thousands of people have been donating after her death in the marathon yesterday

Hope from tragedy: Runner who died in marathon raises more than £300,000 for charity

She set out with £400 pledged to Samaritans. Now donations have reached six figures

Diet myths: How not to eat yourself healthy

Faddy regimens and strict exclusion diets are not the way to achieve lasting fitness, although they do get a lot of attention. Kate Hilpern explodes the common myths about which foods are good for us, and makes some sensible suggestions

TUC poised to pick first female leader

The Trades Union Congress is set to appoint its first woman general-secretary to replace Brendan Barber, who retires later this year.

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