News A man in Kenya has woken up in a morgue after he was pronounced dead

The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

Children put at risk by park pest sprays

HIGH levels of pesticides, sprayed on public parks, are endangering wildlife, pets and children, leading experts warned last week. And tomorrow local authorities will be accused of waging "chemical warfare" on them.

CBI chief in attack on labour reforms

A DAMAGING split was threatening to develop last night in Labour's newly forged relationship with business after an extraordinary attack on Tony Blair's "third way" by the next head of the Confederation of British Industry.

Termite army establishes Devon bridgehead, and DoE declares war

NAPOLEON'S troops couldn't do it and neither could Hitler's, but Britain's shores have been invaded by millions of the most destructive soldiers known to man - termites.

Duke in pesticide row

THE controversy over the use of pesticides has been revived after it emerged that the Duke of Edinburgh has been pressing the Government for seven years to explain why it authorises the use of organo-phosphates, writes Mark Rowe.

Letter: Gung-ho trading

Sir: Diane Coyle (Business, 22 January) tries to convince us that the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) is a benign instrument. Such wishful support for this initiative by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with tacit support for the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) gung-ho assault on the real cultural concerns of sovereign governments and, more importantly, those of their peoples, takes us back a hundred years.

Health: How rat poison and aspirin may help men to live longer

A daily cocktail of rat poison and aspirin is the most potent defence against death from heart attack, scientists have found. However, Jeremy Laurance says it is too soon for us all to be taking it.

Zeneca buys pounds 300m fungicide business from Japanese rival

Zeneca took a big step towards achieving its ambition to become a leading player in global crop protection yesterday with a $500m (pounds 300m) acquisition from a Japanese rival.

Enviroment: Rise of the rat blamed on water privatisation

Rats are breeding at an alarming rate and posing a hitherto unrecognise d level of threat to human health. Kim Sengupta reports that local authorities are now considering legal action against privatised water authorities for allegedly neglecting infestatio

Health: Lice, damned lice and statistics

Herbal remedies are increasingly popular in the treatment of head lice, but are they any more effective, or safer, than the conventional cures, asks Cherrill Hicks

Super Rat - big, smart and immune to poison - alarms pest experts

A Plague of "super-rats", immune to traditional poisons and capable of eating their way through sewer pipes, is posing a serious health risk.

Chemical victim wins partial victory

Campaigners against the use of organophosphate pesticides claimed a victory yesterday when a judge ruled that a farmhand was made ill by his exposure to the chemicals.

Ecological reward

Two American pest control researchers received this year's World Food Prize for work on cutting the use of insecticides on crops while maintaining or increasing yields.

Environment: Super wasps head for British shores

Climate change is bringing new insects to Britain from warmer Mediterranean lands. Scientists believe that insects are already being affected as pollution from fossil fuels traps more heat in the atmosphere. Nicholas Schoon, Environment Correspondent, reports on the northwards march of wasps, moths, butterflies and crickets.

Lovers chill out before hopping into bed

By cooling the ardour of ladybirds scientists have done farmers a favour, report Mark Rowe and Harry Pugh

Rentokil just hits growth target

Rentokil Initial, the pest control to plant hire group, yesterday just managed to meet its goal of 20 per cent annual earnings growth, after a pounds 14m hit from the strong pound.
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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

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