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“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.

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This classically beautiful village on the western borders of Oxfordshire with its village shop, tea room, pub and strong physical and cultural heritage is a hidden jewel of community-led energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

Adventures on the High Teas, By Stuart Maconie

This book by an admirable fixture at Radio 2 explores a milieu notable for "loft conversions, CCTV cameras, white-towelling hen parties in health spas, trampolines in suburban gardens..." In other words, Middle England.

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Norah Jones is looking forward to touring again, having swapped the mellow jazz of Come Away With Me for a striking break-upalbum, a new haircut and a dog. By Elisa Bray

Energy prices: £200m fuel poverty pledge survives the cuts

Ministers bowed to campaigners and decided against making savage cuts to a fuel poverty programme.

Hit & Run: So long to loft living

It's official. It's no longer fashionable to live in a loft. The monument to 1990s city living – all open plan with no bourgeois walls or middle class privacy – as popularised by Friends and Jamie Oliver – is dead.

Don't let your heat waft your money away via windows and walls

With winter approaching and heating bills still sky high, perhaps now is the time to look at insulating your home. Alessia Horwich reports

The Hacker: I can't see the woods for the trees, or the copse or the gorse

For the past month or so it has, in one way, been sheer pleasure to be a golfer. That last term is always used loosely, you understand, for in another way life on the fairway (again, a word that is used generically) has been the usual mixture of frustration, disbelief and resignation. And woods have been responsible for the range of emotions.

Independent exclusive Mr and Mrs Smith offer

The Independent have teamed up with Mr and Mrs Smith to offer readers an exclusive 3 nights for the price of 2 or 25% off at these great hotels.

The Big Six: Chic Berlin apartments

Fancy staying at a 19th-century residential building that was once inhabited by the KGB?

How to create the perfect bathroom

Make the most of small spaces with brilliant basins, trendy taps and chic cupboards, says Kate Watson-Smyth

Can't sell? Make the most of what you've got

A stagnant housing market means more people are doing home improvements. But which ones add value? Chiara Cavaglieri investigates

Thrifty Living: Can you afford not to go green anymore?

Over three quarters of households (78 per cent) have become more energy efficient in the past 12 months and over a third of these (36 per cent) have done so because of the rising cost of gas and electricity. It now seems that the recession is achieving what years of educated debate hasn't – it is making Britain's householders go green.

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