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Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London

Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes to visit Move: Choreographing You at the Hayward, because to experience this exhibition properly, you will be swinging, crawling and balancing your way through the galleries. This vast show takes into account dance and contemporary art since the 1960s, and it's based on the premise that you, the visitor, are the dancer, and that the objects in the space manipulate your movement somehow. So you will find yourself squeezing sideways down Bruce Nauman's very narrow Green Light Corridor, feeling trapped and anxious, or stumbling in the dark through Lygia Clark's The House Is the Body. Penetration, ovulation, germination, expulsion, which creates a kind of brilliantly barmy sense of inhabiting a woman's body and then being born out of a woolly chamber. You can swing across the gallery (no easy task) on a series of gym rings by William Forsythe and goose-step over buckets of water in Trisha Brown's Stream on the outdoor sculpture terrace. A couple of Robert Morris's brilliant Bodyspacemotionthings, sculptures for balancing on, are here, subversive in the sense that they always feel rather dangerous.

Drowned cockle picker to be buried at home in China

A woman who was swept to sea with her husband in the Morecambe Bay cockle picker tragedy six years ago will be buried alongside her husband in China, a detective said today.

Labour triumphs in by-elections

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High drama in Cumbria's drowned valley

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The UK's biggest gas storage facility was running at full tilt to meet demand today as the country shivered in the grip of freezing temperatures.

Plan to bring back 'lost' wetlands

Good news for the bittern and the crane, for water voles and eels, for dragonflies and butterflies, and for anyone who loves wildlife. Marshes, reedbeds, fenlands, peat bogs, meres and ponds across the country are to be restored and recreated in a massive exercise to bring back England's lost wetlands.

Angel of Brooklyn, By Janette Jenkins

The turn-of-the-century traffic between American and British high society has inspired any number of biographies and dramas. In her third novel, Bolton born Janette Jenkins turns the tables on the Astors and Cunards, describing an exchange of a less high falutin kind.

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Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Public policy failure has a lot to answer for in Britain's growing energy crisis

Energy policy in Britain has been a mess for as long as anyone can remember, and shows few signs of getting better. With customers facing swingeing increases in fuel bills, the consequences of years of neglect – and of living high on the hog of cheap North Sea oil – are coming home to roost in the most uncomfortable of circumstances, further squeezing already stretched disposable incomes.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Windfall taxes are a sign of Treasury desperation

Is there a reasonable case for a windfall profits tax on energy companies? With poll ratings pummelled, the Prime Minister is under pressure from backbenchers for populist measures to revive Labour's fortunes.

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