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Authorities warn of carbon monoxide poisoning as two die after using gas generator in storm 

New England: Guess what we're having for dinner

Maine is not a good place to be a lobster. But it is an extremely good place to be if you happen to enjoy eating the king of the crustaceans

New England: And I too in Acadia...

Such is the beauty of Mount Desert Island's National Park that visitors, like the local beavers, appear again and again

Television: I wish I'd been as gripped as Kinsey

Andrew Sachs is the narrator of The Sexual Century (ITV) and just about everything else. You name it, he's narrated it. I know because I find programme credits increasingly unmissable, and actual programmes more and more missable. In fact, through careful deployment of the remote control unit, it is just about possible to enjoy the credits without having to sit through the boring stuff that comes before. And as fellow credits enthusiasts will attest, Sachs is to the documentary voiceover what Ken Morse is to the rostrum camera. His perfectly modulated vowels have wrapped themselves around choking children and spawning salmon, around harassed hoteliers and cagey caribou. The man can even cope with those occasional scripts that are alliteration-free.

Terminal of choice for air rage stops

AN AMERICAN airport is marketing itself as the perfect place for dropping off unwanted travellers who have become tired and emotional.

Science: Why mice, not dogs, are man's best friend

Over 3,000 genes in mice are closely related to those in human beings

Football: Wembley visit swells Maine Road coffers

DAVID BERNSTEIN, the Manchester City chairman, yesterday revealed his master plan for Maine Road after the club overcame Gillingham on penalties at Wembley to return to the First Division.

Football: Turn down the treble, turn up the volume as sky-blue Manchester get in on the act

Simon Turnbull hears Joe Royle prefer play-off passion to Man U mania

Football: Sleeping giant grabs at crumbs

Second Division play-off final: Desperate Manchester City face newly ambitious Gillingham at Wembley tomorrow; Unlikely battle of little and large

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Football: City set up for the Maine chance

The Play-offs: Wigan fail to maintain the momentum after a first- minute goal: Wigan Athletic 1 Manchester City 1 Barlow 1 Dickov 76 Half-time: 1-0 Attendance: 6,762

Sociological Notes: Neighbourhood murders in Maine

ANOTHER SCHOOL massacre. And once again America agonises over the place to lay blame: violence in movies and television shows, violence in video games, the godlessness of popular music, dangerous information on the Internet. Given the fact that the United States boasts 12 times more handgun deaths than all other industrial nations combined, I think it's reasonable to suggest that we Americans are simply a violent people. And we have too many guns.

Once in a blue moon legend proves to be pie in the sky

THE FOLKLORE legend which says that a "blue moon" is when two full moons occur in the same calendar monthderives from an error made more than 50 years ago by an American astronomer.

Football: City slip back to mediocrity

Manchester City 0 Northampton 0

Books: Romantic revelations as she lay dying

Mary Flanagan encounters the New England nobs and admires a lyrical turn from an elegant stylist; Evening by Susan Minot Chatto & Windus, pounds 15.99, 264pp
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Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

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Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

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Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

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Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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