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Boy remanded over girl hit by brick

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded in custody in connection with an incident in which a four-year-old girl was hit in the face with a brick.

Brick attack girl 'badly injured'

A four-year-old girl who was hit in the face by a brick thrown through the window of a van suffered "horrendous injuries" but they could have been much worse, police said today.

Save the environment – eat an oyster

They practise responsible tourism in an unusual way at Denmark's new Wadden Sea National Park. Sarah Donnelly explains

A Media Luz shows up in more flattering light

There is a world of difference between the midsummer elegance of French Oaks day at Chantilly, to the backdrop of the Grandes Ecuries and petit château, and a wet winter afternoon's jumping in the Cambridgeshire mud alongside the A14. But the pretty filly A Media Luz finally made the transition with her first hurdles victory since her transfer from the stable of Yannick Fouin in Maisons-Laffitte to that of Nicky Henderson in the more robust environment of the Lambourn Downs.

King weathers the dark storm to find Licht at end of tunnel

It wouldn't be long before another squall came blasting through the hunched grey hills, but Alan King could comfort himself that the low, roiling clouds would soon be chased away. There were times, last season, when his horses seemed to be escorted everywhere by their own, private cumulonimbus. Yesterday, however, he could stand on an outcrop of the Wiltshire Downs and watch them bounding towards him with a common glow of vitality.

Around the world in 80 dishes No. 40: Catalan fish stew

Ingredients to serve 4

Starluck's best chance in arena of champions

Kauto Star so bestrides proceedings at Kempton tomorrow that many will culpably overlook the presence on the same stage of a horse who arrives, unlike the one at the top of the bill, as a reigning Cheltenham champion. Binocular, moreover, will be accompanied in the William Hill Christmas Hurdle not only by his closest challenger at the Festival last March, Khyber Kim, but also by a rival never more likely to beat them both than now.

Mussels with Spanish green olives

Serve 4

Racing: Hannon seeks riches with Reckless Reward amid Turf's lean times

Several of racing's different financial facets were in evidence yesterday. It was confirmed that the publication of next year's fixture list has been delayed due to uncertainty over the level of funding for the sport provided from the Levy on betting turnover, a knock-on effect of sea changes in punters' habits and the bookmaking business. Meanwhile, the season's leading trainer, Richard Hannon, with nearly £2m already banked on behalf of his owners, outlined his plans for carrying on his plunder of one of the calendar's richest juvenile contests, Saturday's Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.

Match-predicting octopus retires

England’s second great World Cup success is to retire at the top of his game. Paul the Octopus, a common octopus who was born in Weymouth but now lives at the Oberhausen aquarium in western Germany, will not forecast any more football results, his keepers said, after the eight-legged oracle correctly chose the winners of eight games at the World Cup, including the victors of Sunday night’s final, Spain.

Stone-swallowing spaniel makes full recovery

A dog has made an amazing recovery after munching his way through 2lb of stones.

Roasted shellfish platter

Serves 2-4

Cavatelli with mussels

Ingredients to serve 4

Denman fallout adds to Gold Cup intrigue

Former Cheltenham hero will prove the real McCoy at Festival, insists Nicholls
Alexis Sanchez has completed a £35m move to Arsenal, the club have confirmed
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Poor teachers should be fearful of not getting pay rises or losing their job if they fail to perform, Steve Fairclough, headteacher of Abbotsholme School, suggested
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Celebrated children’s author Allan Ahlberg, best known for Each Peach Pear Plum
peopleIndian actress known as the 'Grand Old Lady of Bollywood' was 102
Wayne’s estate faces a claim for alleged copyright breaches
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It beggars belief: the homeless and hungry are weary, tortured, ghosts of people – with bodies contorted by imperceptible pain
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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

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Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

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Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

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Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
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Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

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Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

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New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

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Can scientists save the world's sea life from

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