Henry Palmer on a stylish city that bears the scars of war with dignity
Comprehensive study reveals hedgehogs, turtle doves and red squirrels among species seeing biggest falls
The Welsh harpist Georgia Ruth is a rare talent, able to transcend borders of language, style and age with apparent ease. At its simplest, Pines reinvigorates folk standards; but elsewhere, exploratory arrangements blending her harp with synth, guitar and ambient noises lend distinctive colour to her own material.
A south London tourist board is challenging the Lake District's claim to the name. So did it bring out the poet in John Walsh
Title won prize despite competition from a book on Adolf Hitler's health, and a book on how to sharpen pencils
The animals that share our cities are finding ways to prosper from urban living that would leave their country cousins baffled
What could possibly go wrong? You've seen our story about the Pope's attempt to launch a dove of peace into the air from the Vatican yesterday, only for a seagull to vigorously intercept its flight.
When he launched a white dove – a traditional symbol of peace – into the air in St Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI was probably not expecting that the effect would be immediate. And certainly he would not have expected the effect to be conflict.
I feel like all the buses in my life came at once The War Horse show, the film, my new book [A Medal for Leroy]. The play has become a living thing. It goes on every night, five casts, all over the world. In fact, someone told me that, at any hour of the day or night, a War Horse production is going on somewhere. It's extraordinary what those puppeteers do [with the horse].
Men off-camera threw boxes of seagulls and pigeons in her face
Sudan says he's an Israeli operative – but his handlers say he's too easily distracted for that. Matthew Kalman reports on a spy thriller
The stars of the chorus of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, the turtle dove and the grey partridge, are disappearing from many parts of the UK
Former naval officer spots 9,000th species in Indonesia
From hedgehog houses to full feeding station kits, give your garden wildlife the treat they deserve
For real enthusiasts, it's all about the plants and how you grow things - you might as well be a scarecrow
Nominees have been announced for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.