George Osborne is said to have paid £100 an hour to be trained by a Harley Street vocal specialist during his days as shadow Chancellor, to help him sound weighty and authoritative. But did he get his money’s worth? After listening to the Chancellor’s speech on Monday, the Labour MP Jamie Reed seemed to think not. He tweeted: “Can someone please reintroduce Osborne to ‘t’ as a consonant? Cos I godda dell ya, that speech made me wanna scream.”
Elephant poachers are using firearms left over from Mozambique’s civil war to slaughter elephants in neighbouring Tanzania
It's little wonder that villagers want to kill elephants when faced with deadly attacks, but new deterrents help them to co-exist
Mountain rescuers searching for a British hiker in New Zealand are “confident” the body they have recovered at the bottom of a 100-metre cliff is him.
Met Office predicts ‘significant winter storm’ to hit Britain later this week
Just as money drives the poachers, so visitors’ dollars can give communities a sustainable reason to protect their valuable wildlife. Simon Calder looks at the possibilities for East Africa
Tailor-made excursions, double-height rooms, vineyards, bohemian barrios, geodesic domes, and lakeside restaurants
Some federal services to reopen as moderates appear to gain upper hand over Tea Party
If you go to the cinema this weekend and see a race-against-time tale about saving a lush natural paradise from the rapacious greed of an oil-drilling company, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into an advance showing of the Avatar sequel.
Deepwater Horizon disaster firm hold talks with company planning to drill for oil and gas in South Downs National Park
State workers deserve sympathy, but so do tourists who will be affected
Cavendish wins the Epson-to-Guildford penultimate stage
21-year-old sees off both Wiggins and Nairo Quintana to seal impressive stage win
The man, in his 60s, was struck and stamped on by a male elephant
It's one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the awe-inspiring sight of the Grand Canyon on any ordinary day is stunning.