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A modest and well-thumbed book of psalms printed in the New England wilderness by early colonists could become the most expensive written volume ever sold at auction.
The gun has fired over 600 rounds in testing and 'functions beautifully'
Vietnam braces itself as the Philippines counts the cost of the typhoon
I walk because it’s how I like to commute, and if I don’t, I get sad and I can’t think: my brain works best at 3mph
Daringly, the Conservative conference started with its inspirational highlight, Thatcher: the movie – a nostalgia vehicle which brought the audience to their feet in what may prove the one unequivocally enthusiastic standing ovation of the week. The iconic images included Mrs T be-goggled and all in white in the turret of a Challenger tank: a 20th century Boadicea as played by Isadora Duncan. Or the lady at her shimmering sexiest at a 1976 meeting in Finchley: “I stand before you in my red star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the iron lady of the western world.” By this point you had begun to fear for the pulse rate of older party representatives.
It was dyslexia that led Alma Haser to name her series of photographs "Cosmic Surgery". When the 24-year-old was trying to explain to her family that the subjects in her pictures might look like they'd had cosmetic surgery, she kept pronouncing it "cosmic surgery". "I tend to talk very quickly because of my dyslexia and sometimes get things wrong," she says. "They corrected me but we all liked the name. And it made sense, because the people look like they're from some new, future generation."
Gamers queued up overnight for the new FIFA 14 game but football games have not always proved so popular, as one retro title proved
Slimmer typeface offers a re-design, but nothing drastic
'This place is on the road to nowhere, between two nuclear power stations'
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney today warned against “choking off” the UK’s recovery by raising interest rates too quickly.
When the gothic spire of Christchurch Cathedral toppled during the earthquake of 2011, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was one of the first to submit a plan for its replacement. Inventive and eco-friendly, Ban said that if chosen he wanted his building to do one thing above all else: “Stay in the minds of people forever.”
A hundred eminent educationalists have written to The Independent to complain about the new national curriculum. I may sound like an old fart, but I think they're wrong
Carl Ikeme hurt himself in frustration after an uncharacteristic mistake
Yesterday, fans of Bill Turnbull et al were alarmed upon turning on their televisions to discover Bargain Hunt, while Today was switched for The Kitchen Cabinet. Of course, it was due to an NUJ strike.