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Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

No really, happiness is a nearby park

Green spaces offer urban dwellers well-being that lasts longer than a lottery win

Maybe it worked? 'Cops off campus' demo passes off peacefully

Barely a police officer in sight as 2,000 student protesters take to London's streets

James Leslie, 37, has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Leeds

Leeds manhunt: Police arrest suspect James Leslie after female officer shot

A man has been arrested close to the scene of the shooting. The officer's injuries are serious but non life threatening, police said

Deck the halls: Cameron House on Loch Lomond

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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Champion Triathletes

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Debrett's, modern manners, and ‘phubbing’

A poll released by Debrett's shows that there is a general decline in the nation's social skills and manners - but I tend to disagree

Parks play hardball over softball

Charity softball players are preparing for a legal clash over having to pay to play sport in a royal park.

The Rolling Stones perform live on stage during day two of British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 6, 2013

It didn’t sell out but £300 was still 'too cheap' for a Rolling Stones ticket...

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Richard Rodgers: Inside the mind of a political visionary

Richard Rodgers: Inside the mind of a political visionary

Lord Rogers has never been afraid to bring politics into the design debate

Charging to play sport in Hyde park hardly captures the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics

Governments and local authorities should be doing everything they can to make it easier for people to be active - not taxing them harder for it

Elton John has cancelled his upcoming Hide Park date

Sir Elton John Hyde Park concert cancelled because of appendicitis

The star called in doctors after being taken ill during his European tour

The Rolling Stones perform live on stage during day two of British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 6, 2013

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Almost 44 years to the day from their last appearance in Hyde Park, The Rolling Stones confirm they are still the 'Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band'

A statue of Jane Austen's romantic hero Mr Darcy in The Serpentine in London's Hyde Park to celebrate the launch of UKTV's new free channel 'Drama'

Mr Darcy! Giant Colin Firth statue in London's Hyde Park recreates Pride and Prejudice scene

Colin Firth’s memorable wet shirt scene in Pride and Prejudice has been recreated thanks to a giant statue of Mr Darcy which has been built in The Serpentine.

Keith Richards, Rolling Stone

Rolling Stones' Keith Richards on 'terrible murder' at 1969 gig

Rolling stones guitarist Keith Richards has spoken of the moment the band witnessed a man being killed in the crowd in front of them, and how they kept on playing to “distract people”.

Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park in 2012 (above) and the same festival in 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

East v West London battle for music festival dominance as relaunched Hyde Park takes on Olympic Park rival

A geographical battle for the capital’s musical soul begins tomorrow when Hyde Park is relaunched as a gentrified, “green” concert location in a £3 million bid to lure festival-goers from an Olympic Park site described as a “concrete dustbowl”.

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