Voices

For do-gooders the world over it's a familiar problem. How do you make charity, or in this case corporate responsibility, appeal to a wide audience with a short attention span?

Commonwealth organisers face plague of snakes and monkeys

Snakes, stray dogs and monkeys are the latest problem for officials rushing to complete work at the athletes' village in Delhi.

F (18)

That's F as in "Fail", which describes what troubled teacher Mr Anderson (David Schofield) is doing after a traumatic attack on him by a pupil.

The history of science: The rage of reason

World-changing theories and big breakthroughs are what every scientist yearns for. But the pressure to get results – and glory – means that feuds come thick and fast, says Holly Williams

New monkey species found in Colombia

A previously unknown monkey species has been discovered in the Colombian jungle.

Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich, 120 mins (U)<br/>The Concert, Radu Mihaileanu, 120 mins (15)<br/>Rapt, Lucas Belvaux, 125 mins (15)

It's a wonderful comedy, a superb prison thriller, even a pretty scary horror film &ndash; but most of all, the final instalment in Pixar's 'Toy Story' is an unashamed tear-jerker about the poignancy of ageing

Toy Story 3 (U)

Let's hear it for the toys

Jab effective against all flu strains 'a possibility by 2013'

A "universal" flu vaccine to protect against many strains of the virus for decades may be only three years away.

The Highlight Reel: Brewing trouble

Never mind a, ahem, booze-up in a brewery, tournament chiefs couldn't organise the resistance to a bevy of pretty Dutch ladies. Sent by a beer manufacturer, 36 young women – wearing body-hugging dresses – titillated cameras during the game against Denmark on Monday in a marketing ambush. They were frogmarched away, but no further action was taken. Robbie Earle, thought to be the source of the tickets, was not so lucky: the pundit has been sacked by ITV.

Who the hell does Brian May think he is?

The Queen guitarist doubted reports that foxes attacked twin babies, reacted angrily to his critics, and now threatens to quit the UK unless we can all behave

McCoy captures his National spurs

The most brilliant jump jockey of all time lands his first victory in the greatest show on turf at the 15th attempt

Man jailed for life for murdering love rival on Orkney

A jealous man who murdered his love rival neighbour on a remote island was jailed for life today.

An urban jungle with a wild side

London Zoo's tropical rainforest offers visitors a steamy new experience. Steve Connor reports

Simon Carr: When Cameron gets angry, you know it's war

Sketch: As so often, Cameron won on paper but Brown didn't lose in the Chamber

Katy Guest: Campbell's doing God after all, and it's my idea of hell

It is interesting that Alastair Campbell, the man who famously doesn't "do God" (except when it suits him), mentioned Psalm 56 when he wrote on his blog last week about the Iraq inquiry. "As I walked through the media scrum," he wrote, "I was glad to have read in the morning an email with Psalm 56 attached... 'What can mortal man do to me? All day long they twist my words, they are always plotting to harm me. They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps...'." Poor, virtuous Alastair, we all thought, smiting ourselves for our wickedness.

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