News Gerard is one of the younger residents of James Turner Street in Winson Green

The West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has been a James Turner Street landlady for almost 12 years

Giant steel-and-marble spider makes return to Tate Modern

When Tate Modern opened its doors to the public seven years ago, it launched the first of its sublime, large-scale exhibitions in the Turbine Hall by installing Louise Bourgeois' gigantic steel-and-marble spider. The work drew unprecedented crowds and was followed by a succession of colossal sculptures created by some of the world's leading artists for the gallery's Unilever Series.

Sixty attacks a month on British forces as 1,000 soldiers go Awol

British forces in Iraq have been attacked by insurgents nearly 60 times a month since the start of the year. The new figure, covering the first four months of 2006, is a 26 per cent increase on 2005.

Jonathan Davies: Tigers learn a sense of adventure to go with their power

In Harry Ellis they have a creative force bang in form

My Home: Mark Rowlands

A professor of philosophy escapes the city and frees his mind in southern France. Joey Canessa reports

Disease, not conflict, ended the reign of Alexander the Great

Was the mightiest warlord in history killed by nothing more than the common mosquito? Jonathan Thompson investigates

Tigers in Red Weather, by Ruth Padel

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The billion dollar hotel

La Posta Vecchia, the US oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty's former Italian home, is an oasis of decadence on the Roman coast. Stephen Bayley checks in

Paul puts history in the past

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