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Never mind solar panels and protesters – one new low-carbon development is designed above all to build a sense of community. Donnachadh McCarthy finds peace and love

Eco: North Yorkshire

Natural Retreats is proof that green doesn't have to mean grunge. Its first development opened early last year, a collection of eight lodges set in 50 scenic, privately owned, acres of North Yorkshire countryside. Built from sustainable timber and glass, with insulation made from recycled paper, living-plant roofs and solar and green energy, the lodges also come with sleek open-plan kitchen and dining areas, solid oak flooring, cedar decking, flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players and rain showers.

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Steve Richards: Don't be fooled by nice words and a new logo: the Tories have not really changed

Europe troubles Cameron as the miners' strike afflicted Kinnock when he sought to remake his party

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David Cameron is struggling to deliver the hardline policy on Europe on which he fought last year's Tory leadership election and may kick his plan into the long grass.

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Antonio Lindback was abandoned as a baby and does not even know his exact age. Yet he has taken the world of speedway by storm

40,000 'splatometers' can't be wrong: insect population is in decline

Nearly 40,000 conservation-minded drivers counted the bugs splattered on their vehicle number plates this summer, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) announced yesterday.

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