News The photo that the mother of a suicide victim sends along with his ashes to strangers so her thrill-seeking son can fulfill his dream of travelling the world

Hundreds of strangers on Facebook have helped Hallie Twomey with her mission

Gardening: Flowering tearjerker

Alliums - decorative onions - are splendid plants for the border, writes Kirsty Fergusson, but be sure to hide their ugly ankles

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Top to bottom

Everest Diary: Dingboche, Nepal: With Houdini helping, I break my own record

THE GREAT Houdini yesterday took me to a personal altitude record in our expedition's preparation for the oxygen-thin air of Mount Everest.

A gentle evangelist takes Irish dream to the top of the world

Everest Diary; Khumjung, Nepal

Football mania has a lot to answer for

the trouble with boys

A bag of sugar: the acid test for Italian virility

Italian men show a rare enthusiasm for sex - or at least those who agreed to test a new drug for impotence did.

Stand on top of the world. (For a price)

If you have the cash (about pounds 24,000 in Everest's case), you can be guided up almost any mountain in the world. Great, says Mark Dudley

My holiday? I'm off to Greece, to put Socrates right

In my cybersuit I could ski in the Congo or smoke a joint in Singapore

Seven feared dead on Everest

Mount Everest has claimed seven more victims, mountaineers said yesterday after the climbers were caught by a blizzard near the summit of the world's tallest mountain.

Everest climbers feared dead

Everest climbers feared dead

They're going back to Mars - but they won't be looking for life

A fter a gap of 20 years, we're on our way back to Mars. On 6 November, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) will lift off from Cape Canaveral on a Delta launch vehicle; a month later, Mars Pathfinder will follow. Both probes have been planned for years, and are definitely not a knee- jerk reaction to the possible discovery of a microfossil in a Martian meteorite. In fact, neither probe is able to look for microfossils, although they are equipped to perform an otherwise impressive range of tasks.

Boro find cold comfort as Dons are denied

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The last great challenge on earth: but will the best man win?

Antarctic adventurer left at the starting gate as sponsors melt away

Bath without the tourists

Edmund Bealby-Wright discovers the pleasures of the historic spa town's unfashionable country relation, Frome

A chilly outpost of the Solar System that mimics Earth

Titan could be an analogue for our own planet, new pictures suggest.
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Laura Trott with her gold
Commonwealth GamesJust 48 hours earlier cyclist was under the care of a doctor
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Upright, everything’s all right (to a point): remaining on one’s feet has its health benefits – though in moderation
HealthIf sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
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Peter Griffin holds forth in The Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode
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Orville and Keith Harris. He covered up his condition by getting people to read out scripts to him
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France striker Loic Remy
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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
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Vincenzo Nibali rides into Paris on the final stage of the 2014 Tour de France
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Bryan had a bracelet given to him by his late father stolen during the raid
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Chris Pratt stars in Guardians of the Galaxy
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Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

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Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
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Edinburgh Fringe 2014

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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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