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Tyler Doohan went back inside the bedroom of a burning trailer to try and save his disabled grandfather

Cycling: Sciandri goes flat out for recognition

Chris Maume reports on an Anglo-Italian's assault on the Rochester Classic on Sunday

European rivals muscle in on Smith

The Investment Column

Cycling: Riding through the ranks: Chris Boardman interview

Chris Boardman carries British hopes into the Tour de France on Saturday. When Chris Maume met him he was having a tough time preparing, but still found time to talk about his driving ambition

Time the great healer

THEATRE: Ghosts / The Winter's Tale; Lyric Hammersmith

The Brontes as you've never seen them before

In an exclusive interview, Charlotte and Emily bare their souls to David Benedict

Police study hammer attack link

Detectives investigating the murders of Lin and Megan Russell are studying details of a hammer attack on a woman yesterday in similar circumstances. Police have said it is too early to say if there are any links but information about the attack has been passed to the incident room investigating the murders. The married woman, in her forties, was walking along a country lane from her home in Cliffe Woods, near Rochester, Kent, to a nearby farm shop this morning when she was attacked by a man wielding a hammer.

Blacked-up child sweeps `snubbed' by politically correct Blue Peter

The children's programme Blue Peter has been accused of "political correctness gone mad" after an editor refused to film children dressed as chimney sweeps because they had blacked-up faces.

Letter: Twist to the left

Twist to the left

Einstein'stheory of relativity may be only relative

Einstein's theory of relativity is a brilliant piece of work, which showed that it doesn't matter where you are in the universe, or what speed you're travelling, because all frames of reference are equally valid. The trouble is, it seems to be wrong.

They are poets, and they know it

Radio

Pushing up daisies

Tim Head was serving up prime cuts long before Damien Hirst. So what's he doing now, hanging a couple of flying cows above a field of flat flowers? By Andrew Lambirth

Television: Rugged heroes with burn-out syndrome

There are three books that all educated young Englishwomen are supposed to have read by the time they fall into the arms of the man they are to marry (or they take their A- levels): Little Women, Rebecca and Jane Eyre. The last two have both been televised by ITV this year, and Little Women cannot be far behind.

Prison asylum-seekers ill

Two of the 14 asylum-seekers being held in Rochester Prison are seriously ill. One is suffering 50 per cent paralysis and the other has kidney failure, according to Brian Debus of the Rochester Hunger Strikers Support Group. The two men are believed to have been transferred to the prison's hospital wing along with a third man.

The Investment column: Medeva's big gamble should pay off

Shareholders in Medeva have suffered a stomach-churning voyage over the years, but signs that the drugs group has been steering a steadier course have grown much clearer of late. Market concerns have centred on methylphenidate, the generic form of Ritalin, the controversial treatment for unruly children made by Novartis. It is thought to have represented over two-thirds of group profits in the past, but Medeva's 70 per cent market share could be under attack from three competitors by next year, with Johnson Matthey potentially ready to enter the market with a rival product as early as this summer.
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent
Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
Rugby World Cup 2015: The tournament's forgotten XV

Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

Now the squads are out, Chris Hewett picks a side of stars who missed the cut
A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

Britain's Atlantis

Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

David Starkey's assessment
Oliver Sacks said his life has been 'an enormous privilege and adventure'

'An enormous privilege and adventure'

Oliver Sacks writing about his life
'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

The Rock's Chief Minister hits back at Spanish government's 'lies'
Britain is still addicted to 'dirty coal'

Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition

Orthorexia nervosa

How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Lady Chatterley is not obscene, says TV director

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests

Set a pest to catch a pest

Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests