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Echo of a friendship for a girl at war

Cornwall light aircraft crash pilot Andrew Stillwell-Cox 'may have taken own life'

A pilot who died when his light aircraft smashed into cliffs in Cornwall may have committed suicide, it was suggested today.

Coast By Nick Crane

Drawing on Nick Crane's experience as a presenter of the BBC series Coast, this is an intellectual beachcomb around Britain's coastline; part geography, part geology, part natural history, part social history.

NHS watchdog severely reprimands Serco - a private company providing out of hours GP services in Cornwall

An NHS watchdog has severely reprimanded a private company providing out of hours GP services in Cornwall which was short of staff, provided inadequate training, left patients facing long waits and manipulated its results.

Torquay toddler death crash inquest to open on Monday

An inquest into the death of an Irish toddler in a holiday car crash which left his parents fighting for life is to open on Monday.

'Real Relay' runners blaze a trail to rival the Olympic torch

It may not have enjoyed cheering crowds and celebrity cameos, but a rather different relay has been pursuing the Olympic torch and is set to catch it up.

Can amateurs' 'Real Relay' steal the Olympic show?

Armed with their own torch, runners hope to eclipse official 'celebrity tour' this week

DVD/Blu-ray: Crooks in Cloisters (U)

There's plenty of "cor, blimey" and "me ol' China" chat in this horribly dated British comedy caper from 1964.

Prince Charles feels the full force of the rain as he visits flood victims

A month's rain to fall today as July follows the pattern of a sodden summer

Downpours on already saturated ground spark hundreds of flood alerts across UK

Hundreds of police stations to close in cutbacks

Thousands of police jobs to be lost in £2.4bn cuts to service, says watchdog

London Welsh appeal over Premiership exclusion put back

London Welsh's appeal against the decision to block their promotion to the Aviva Premiership has been delayed by a week.

Floods alert as more rain forecast

Parts of England and Wales faced the risk of flooding once again today after warnings of more heavy rain.

Child leukaemia cases linked to gamma rays

Natural gamma rays may be responsible for around 40 cases of childhood leukaemia in the UK each year, research suggests.

London Welsh appeal after being denied promotion to the Premiership

London Welsh's appeal against a decision barring them promotion to the Aviva Premiership looks set to be heard later this month.

Storm-hit UK rowers await rescue from Pacific attempt

Two British sailors have abandoned attempts to row across the Pacific Ocean and are awaiting rescue after being hit by a tropical storm.

Topsy-turvy weather to continue with high-winds now set to batter Britain

South West set to be hit by strong winds as residents are warned to stay indoors

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Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

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