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Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

Activists claim the GM wheat at Rothamsted uses dangerous technology

Feeding a hungry world – or meddling with laws of nature?

As scientists at Rothamsted's GM trials plead with activists not to sabotage their work, Michael McCarthy visits the battle field

Intruder damages GM research site

A 50-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after an incident at a research centre testing genetically modified wheat.

Man faces GM wheat break-in charges

A 50-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after an incident at a research centre where a trial of GM wheat is taking place.

Lloyds' spa plan to detoxify banking

Lloyds Banking Group dispatched a dozen top bosses on a luxury spa break designed to prevent them from "bail out, burn out or being booted out".

Chris Porter heads the winning goal

Chris Porter puts Sheffield United through to League One play-off final

A close-range header five minutes from time by Sheffield United's Chris Porter broke a scoreless 175 minutes of the League One play-off semi-final with Stevenage. The Wigan-born forward's eighth goal of the season gave the home side a 1-0 win to set up a Wembley promotion showdown with the winner of tonight's semi-final between Huddersfield and MK Dons.

Third British tourist in three weeks falls to death in Majorca

Police to investigate amid shock as "very sensible" 23-year-old dies at Magaluf hotel

Baskin-Robbins to create 400 new jobs

The world's largest chain of ice cream shops today unveiled plans to nearly double its presence in the UK over the next three years in a move that could create up to 400 jobs.

Man remanded over Tottenham Court Road office siege

A man has appeared in court over a siege which closed one of London's busiest shopping streets.

Four-year-old girl joins Mensa

A four-year-old girl has been accepted into Mensa after achieving a score of 159 on an IQ test.

Wasps owner Steve Hayes is a hacking suspect

The millionaire owner of Wasps rugby club is a suspect in Scotland Yard's computer-hacking investigation.

The bowl-shaped arena at Knebworth Park can hold 125,000 music fans

Knebworth House rocked to its foundations

Cancellation of music festival leaves owner struggling to pay for essential repair work

Letters: drinking

Attitudes to alcohol must change

Tories and Lib Dems score by-election victories in marginals

Coalition Government parties triumphed in two marginal wards in the latest council by-elections - the first voting test after Chancellor George Osborne's Budget statement.

Police to interview Judith Tebbutt on her return to Britain

Officers will only approach Mrs Tebbutt after she has had time to reacclimatise to life in Britain  

Letters: Road pricing

Do governments learn nothing? Privatising roads will inevitably lead to putting profits for road company shareholders before infrastructure investment, as with utilities and railways. The 1989 water privatisation, meant to sort out 19th-century pipes and sewers, is still nowhere near completion after nearly 25 years.

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