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Last month’s news that the Inchindown oil storage tanks in Scotland have entered the record books as the man-made structure with the longest echo – a resonating 112 seconds – is very largely due to the author of this book. Cox, a professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford, embarked on a quest to find not only the longest echo (or more correctly, reverberation) in the world, but also the noisiest, the quietest and even the most musical places around the globe.

David Warner

Australia batsman David Warner sanctioned yet again after he skips grade match to go to the races

All New South Wales players are required to play for their grade clubs when fit, with Warner being handed a one-match suspended sentence

The Sport Matrix: Wenger praises Wilshere as Arsenal earn draw

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger praised Jack Wilshere as “an honest guy” who had responded to a difficult week in which he was pictured smoking outside a nightclub to score a crucial equaliser as Arsenal drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion.

One person died and five other people were taken to hospital after a night at The Warehouse Project in Trafford, Manchester

Woman in critical condition is seventh victim of 'particularly bad batch of drugs' at Manchester's Warehouse Project club

A 32-year-old woman remains in a critical condition after taking drugs at the same music venue as a man who died in a suspected drug incident last week.

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Jack Wilshere pictured smoking: Arsene Wenger to 'have a chat' after Arsenal midfielder is pictured holding cigarette outside London nightclub

Wenger says he will 'have a chat' with the England international while a spokesman for the 22-year-old says it was part of a prank with his team-mates

25 year-old Melanie Hall went missing after a night out at Cadillacs nightclub in Bath

Melanie Hall murder: 'Significant' new clues uncovered

Detectives investigating her death have received "significant" clues that could help solve her murder

Sathima Bea Benjamin: Singer championed by Duke Ellington

The summer of 2013 saw the belated release of what was effectively Sathima Bea Benjamin's third "debut" recording. African Songbird came nearly a decade and a half after the first. In 1959 she had taped what would have been the first jazz LP made in South Africa, but My Songs For You was shelved.

The demise of the exclusive London nightclub? Not if these new places have anything to do with it

While some might write off the exclusive club, there are still a number of new places keen to join the party

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 24 September 2013

Onions misses out as England give Panesar a chance

Gary Ballance

The Ashes selection: Hard-headed England cut Graham Onions but give Monty Panesar another try

Gary Ballance, Boyd Rankin and Ben Stokes make up the three uncapped players in 17 man squad

Mark Duggan was shot twice by police and died of a chest wound

Mark Duggan 'among Europe's most feared and violent criminals' before his death sparked the 2011 riots

Inquest hears 29-year-old was actively involved in class A drug dealing and gun crime as part of his association with the Tottenham Mandem street gang

Birmingham rapper stabbed to death while attending memorial event for knife attack victim

Tributes for the promising grime artist have included tweets from Wretch 32 and a video message from SBTV

A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre

Nairobi shopping mall attack: If foreigners steer clear of Kenya, the terrorists claim another victory

British travellers might go elsewhere for superb beaches and safari locations

Chief constable Suzette Davenport and murder victim Kevin Nunes

Top officers may face charges over cover-up claims

Police chiefs are among force staff who could face prosecution for perverting the course of justice in murder trial

Policeman guilty of punching man who spat in his mouth faces sentencing

Pc Rohan Scarlett, 47, was convicted of common assault last month after lashing out at a restrained man he was putting into a police van

Desmond James Noonan used his share of the prize to buy a £350,000 house and new car – and to fund a drug deal

Crime boss' son spent share of lottery win on heroin deal

Desmond Noonan and accomplices were caught with haul of the class-A drug worth £25,000

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