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Live music can lift dancing, opening it out. From the earliest days of his company, now seven years old, Henri Oguike brought in musicians whenever he could afford them. This show, a collaboration between Oguike's company and the Britten Sinfonia, offered two London premieres and some grandly expansive dancing.

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A plastic bathing cap filled with cool water can help prevent brain damage in newborn babies. The affliction devastates hundreds of families each year and is the commonest cause of multimillion-pound lawsuits against the NHS.

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Another tumultuous night of all-action, high-drama, low-scoring European football last night! writes our no-nonsense, high-metaphor, low-cunning football correspondent Rene McGrit. Yes, as the cream dream teams of European football clashed against each other in the oxygen-rich heights of the Superchampions' Superleague last night...

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Eight climbers died near the summit of Mount Everest eight years ago because the sky fell below them, a scientist has claimed. The calamity that befell two groups of climbers near the mountain top in May 1996, was later immortalised by Jon Krakauer, who was among them, in his book Into Thin Air.

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