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?

'Krak' (that's falling branch in monkey speak)

Researchers claim to have deciphered the way primates communicate

Leading article: Wise monkeys

There is more to monkey business than meets the eye. New research into Campbell's monkeys in the Ivory Coast's Tai National Park suggest that not only do these animals communicate through sound, but that they even use suffixes to alter the meaning of their cries.

Outside Edge (15/11/09)

Unbridled unpleasantness in sleepy Chiddingfold, Surrey, after a former international showjumper ran over a cyclist in his car on a country lane because he was hogging the road. Christopher Robertson, whose parents own a stud farm, was jailed for 33 months for hitting Leslie Smith, 66, and driving off. He cleaned his car, replacing a damaged number plate, and told a stable lad to tear down the police notices seeking witnesses. Robertson's mother Sue gave evidence for the prosecution, saying her son was "quite a bully". Robertson then tried to discredit the stable lad as a witness, claiming he was seeking revenge after his gay advances towards Robertson were rejected. What a stud.

Cambodia's 'Jungle Woman' admitted to hospital

Two years ago she emerged from the jungles of Cambodia wild, unkempt, unable to speak and apparently having been missing for almost 20 years.

Brian Ashton: Wasps abuzz with ideas for breaching defences

Tackling the issues

Be realistic. It's rare to see a tiger in India

Sighting this mighty predator is a bonus. So, don't miss the rest while you're waiting, says Amar Grover

Tom Sutcliffe: Ban an image and the more it is noticed

I can't recall attending a redacted exhibition before, but by the time I got to Tate Modern's new show "Pop Life" it had, in the dictionary definition of that word, been put in an appropriate form for publication, at least as far as the police were concerned. The odd, chapel-like enclosure in which Richard Prince's Spiritual America is displayed was sealed off from gallery-goers while negotiations continued about the lawfulness of an image of the 10-year-old Brooke Shields, naked and precociously sexualised.

Fresh hope for endangered primates

New Asian reserves could save species with just 300 individuals in the wild

How to get rid of head lice

A new school year means it's time to do battle with head lice again. But they can be eradicated – first, you need to know your enemy, explains James McIrvine

Cole leads condemnation of game's night of shame

West Ham striker criticises racist chanting during Carling Cup tie as both police and FA underline determination to punish the thugs

Cole shrugs off racist abuse

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has responded to allegations of racist abuse at Upton Park by telling Millwall fans: "I might be as strong as a gorilla but I'm not a monkey."

There's no monkey business about the success of Fallon

It made 'Gorilla' for Cadbury but Fallon must fight for its key account with Sony, reports Ian Burrell

Musical animals and talking vegetables: The best new children's picture books

Written and illustrated by the American artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger, the prize-winning First the Egg (Frances Lincoln, £10.99) shows, in a series of before and after pictures, how various tiny beginnings (tadpoles, seeds and caterpillars as well as eggs) result in something larger. Glowing colours and a clever use of cut-out spaces make this book an exciting as well as charming voyage of discovery for the very young. Far less respectable, but bursting with energy, Emily Gravett's Dogs (Macmillan, £10.99; pictured right) devotes each page to a different member of this species. No one is as funny as Gravett in this sort of form, and her canine rogues' gallery should have everyone laughing. So, too, should Peas! (Puffin, £5.99), written by Andy Cullen and illustrated by Simon Rickerty. Its story about Pete and Penelope Pea is stuffed with puns, and ends up with the slogan "Give peas a chance!" Huge pictures and unpredictable text make this jolly picture book a winner.

Rival fossil challenges 'missing link'

Ganlea has more claim to be common primate ancestor than Ida, say scientists

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