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

Big Brother, Channel 4<br></br>Living With Monkeys: Tales From the Treetops, BBC1

As Davina says, the journey continues. But I'm starting to feel a bit travel sick
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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
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Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

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Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

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Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

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Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform