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Rescuers searching for a missing kayaker after an upturned boat and oars were found floating in the Thames have recovered a body.

Police search for missing florist and disabled daughter

A major police search was launched yesterday after a "vulnerable" and "emotional" woman went missing with her disabled nine-year-old daughter.

London Scottish on the rise with a lot of capital

Scotland, with only two professional outfits to their name, need all the help they can get, and they may get it a few years down the line from an unlikely source. London Scottish may be more Territorial Army than tartan, but they are certainly on the rise.

Richmond upon Thames

Secondary School Tables 2009

The Cordelia Dream, Wilton's Music Hall, London<br>Well, Apollo Shaftesbury, London<br>Mary Goes First, Orange Tree, Richmond

'King Lear' springs to mind in this heavy-handed story of a poisonous family relationship, but it only serves to remind us of what we're missing

Attenborough in hospital after fall

Lord Attenborough was in a stable condition yesterday after suffering a fall at his home, a hospital spokesman has said.

Lord Attenborough 'stable' after fall

Lord (Richard) Attenborough is in a stable condition today after suffering a fall at his home, a hospital spokesman has said.

Smith returns for All Blacks

New Zealand have recalled Conrad Smith for Saturday's tour finale against England at Twickenham.

Cipriani lauds 'magic' Armitage

Danny Cipriani believes England full-back Delon Armitage has the "magic" needed to be a success in Test rugby.

Education Letters: Richmond and the Swedish model

In your article on the Swedish schools model ("DIY learning? Not here, thanks" EDUCATION & CAREERS, 9 October), your writer makes several incorrect statements. It is twice stated that Richmond Council has given the go-ahead for Kunskapsskolan to take over Hampton Community College and Whitton School. This is not the case. What we have approved are the Expression of Interest documents, which outline the proposal for those schools to become Kunskapsskolan-sponsored academies.

Swede dreams: The Tories' controversial plans for school reform

Conservative plans for parents to set up their own schools on the Swedish model are being rubbished by the experts

London crime maps go online

Londoners CAN find out how much robbery, burglary and car crime takes place in their areas by logging on to a new Metropolitan Police website.

Bigfoot, the gorilla suit and a mammoth hoax

It was hailed as "definitive evidence" that Bigfoot existed. The discovery of "something large, hairy and frozen in ice" in woods in America by a heroic police officer made international headlines and attracted interest from a team who have been earnestly searching for the legendary ape-like beast for years.

Penny Wade: Worker for the homeless

Beneath a modest, charming, calm exterior, Penny Wade had a will of steel and an unwavering determination to help anyone who needed her help. It is largely thanks to her that there continue to flourish in Richmond, Surrey, the Vineyard Project, an open-access drop-in centre, and Spear (Single Persons Emergency Accommodation in Richmond), an organisation devoted to the homeless.

Pets' Corner: How do I stop my dog gatecrashing picnics?

My dog invaded a picnic in the park and I was mortified! Now all he wants to do is eat picnics. I've resorted to keeping him on the lead. Is this cruel? Elizabeth May, London

This Is Summer: Eating out

Nobody wants to be inside on a lovely day &ndash; so make a note of these delightful eateries around Britain that have outside spaces, from garden benches to elegant terraces
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