Extract: The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighbourhood

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Isle of Wight Festival, Seaclose Park, Newport

Old guard coast on pleasure island

HSBC to cut 1,200 UK jobs

HSBC is cutting about 1,200 jobs in Britain as cost-cutting across the battered banking industry continues to force job losses.

Telford and Wrekin

Secondary School Tables 2009

Cracked: the Wesley code

Tension between Charles and John has been laid bare by translation of 270-year-old diary. By James Macintyre

Student dies of leukaemia, one day after his marriage

An Oxford University student has died from leukaemia on the day after he married his girlfriend, despite the best efforts of friends and family to find him a bone marrow donor.

Education letters: Isle of discontent

* It is depressing to have confirmed in your pages the extent to which the Isle of Wight education service appears to be out of touch with so many of the people it serves (Letters, EDUCATION & CAREERS, 17 April). In a £55,000 consultation exercise, a glossy brochure ("Tell Us Your Views") was launched at the beginning of this year. To have your views recorded, it was necessary to register agreement with one of three options for change proposed by the council; these would close between 23 and 41 of the island's 67 schools. The response to this questionnaire was low.

Album: Horace Silver, Live at Newport '58, Blue Note

The joys of a length-and-line hard-bop sesh are unremitting. That's kind of the point of them. So although this newly excavated live date from the pianist/composer's early Blue Note days contains nothing to surprise, shock or even mildly amuse, it does command 45 minutes of your attention with a grip proceeding directly from the music's in-built intensity.

London Irish 41 Newport-Gwent 24: Thorpe the invisible man has Exiles on brink of last eight

Following his performance against Sale the previous week, a virtuoso effort that earned him the man of the match award, Shane Geraghty was again singled out for the honour here, although nobody was quite sure why. It must be a celebrity thing. People have seen and read about England's exciting young prospect and the same cannot be said for Richard Thorpe.

London Irish 41 Newport-Gwent 24: Irish take feet off the gas but cruise towards the last eight

Smith expects 'dogfight' in Italy after Geraghty inspires Dragons demolition

Fun in the fields, hi-tech in the classroom

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In this photo illustration a school student eats a hamburger as part of his lunch which was brought from a fast food shop near his school, on October 5, 2005 in London, England. The British government has announced plans to remove junk food from school lunches. From September 2006, food that is high in fat, sugar or salt will be banned from meals and removed from vending machines in schools across England. The move comes in response to a campaign by celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver to improve school meals.
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'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes'

US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food
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A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

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James Frey's literary treasure hunt

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Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

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Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

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'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

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Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

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Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
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Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
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The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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