News Buried treasure: Miners who worked in Smallcleugh, one of the long disused mines nearby

A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits

Man arrested over Andy Carroll car fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to Liverpool striker Andy Carroll's Range Rover.

Nothing like a quiet weekend at the beach

Millions of people across Britain enjoyed sweltering heat and bright sunshine over the weekend as temperatures reached 22.5C – hotter than the holiday hotspots of Ibiza and Rome.

Recycling reward schemes shunned

Financial incentive schemes designed to encourage householders to recycle more are being shunned by the majority of councils, research suggested today.

Tottenham take legal action over 2012 stadium

Tottenham are taking Olympic chiefs to court over the decision to hand the 2012 stadium to West Ham after the Games, the BBC reported today.

Officers Club on the brink of administration

Officers Club, the ailing menswear retailer, is poised to fall into administration for the second time in just over two years, leaving hundreds of jobs hanging by a thread.

Raoul Moat henchmen handed life sentences

Two men who helped crazed gunman Raoul Moat during his shotgun rampage which left a man dead and a police officer blinded were jailed for life today.

Moat's henchmen convicted of conspiracy to murder

Shotgun killer Raoul Moat's two henchmen were facing long jail sentences tonight for their roles in his murderous rampage.

Brian Viner: Laughter can be a local delicacy, too

We all know, or think we know, that nationalities differ in terms of what makes them laugh. And of course we British pride ourselves on having a superior sense of humour than the Germans (especially the Germans), the French and even the Americans, who are said to lack our acute ear for irony, although if television comedy ever produced two greater deliverers of the ironic quip than Seattle psychiatrists Frasier and Niles Crane, I can't think of them. Nope, not even Terry and June.

Raoul Moat killing spree 'like a video game' court hears

A man accused of helping Raoul Moat likened being with the killer to playing a violent video game.

Raoul Moat 'planned to turn dead badger into a hat'

Raoul Moat planned to skin a dead badger and turn it into a hat, a court has heard.

The new fish supper: Kippers are popping up on all the best menus

Kippers have captured our hearts again and the smoky treats are far too good to eat only for breakfast, says Anthea Gerrie

Raoul Moat hunt costs £1.4m

The search for shotgun killer Raoul Moat has cost more than £1.4 million, the force which mounted the huge operation said today.

Forest sell-off 'threatens rare wildlife'

Concerns have been raised over the fate of threatened wildlife such as red squirrels and nightjars in woods which could be sold to private companies under Government plans.

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Vincent Black Prince motorcycle to be auctioned after 56 years on the road
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003