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The telecoms sector was the talk of the town as deals flew in for Vodafone and Nokia this week, but traders still had time to pile into Scottish tiddler Pinnacle Technology.

Let Children Grow: No more tins of beans – it's a real harvest

Six months on from the start of our campaign, 250,000 schoolchildren have been learning to grow their own

Let Children Grow: Back to school, and the joys of gardening

As youngsters taste the pleasures of growing their own, our green campaign reaches out to their parents

Hurrah for veg: How primary children are learning to love their greens

Primary schools are becoming expert at tending vegetables, thanks to the RHS and Alan Titchmarsh, finds James Morrison

Veggie mites: Tasting their own

For children across the country the school year is coming to an end, but students at the Kingsway Primary School in Goole, East Yorkshire, couldn't leave without harvesting the vegetables they've been cultivating as part of the The Independent on Sunday 'Let Children Grow' campaign.

Great little gardening boom hits show

The <i>IoS's</i> campaign blossoms at the Hampton Court Flower Show

Don't stew in a traffic jam this summer: take a quick detour to restorative bliss

It's that horrible holiday moment, idling on the Tarmac of a stationary motorway with all the plastic surfaces of your car heating up to egg-frying temperature. The only redeeming quality of a five-hour drive with a car full of luggage is that just occasionally you find somewhere amazing to stop, and then, for a moment, all life seems to make sense.

Green fingers! Introducing the experts' favourite plants

Paul Bignell asks famous gardeners what they are most proud of in their patch, and hears why growing your own is always best

Nearly 150,000 pupils join our garden campaign

Child-friendly horticulture is one of the hits of Chelsea, as primary schools take up challenge to get planting. Paul Bignell reports

Katy Holland: Just when you thought it was safe to put your feet up ... it's Whitsun

Are we there yet? There's more bad news: it's too late to book that spring break on the Mediterranean

My Week: Inga Grimsey

The director-general of the Royal Horticultural Society on showing the Queen round the Chelsea Flower Show &ndash; and the message the event has for MPs

Kat, 16, captures a flower's beauty, as primary pupils get planting

A young photographer is inspired by a garden while children harvest their first crop in the <i>IoS</i> campaign

The A-Z of credit crunch gardening

The world's greatest flower show reflects the spirit of the times this year, with an emphasis on saving money as well as saving the world. Victoria Summerley reports

Kingsway Primary School: Let Children Grow! Day 1

Morning. Well today is day 1 of The Independent on Sunday's new campaign, suporting school garden plans, entitled "Let Childen Grow". We have been very fortunate to be asked to be their beacon school in this campaign for a year, and this we are delighted to do! We have been since Christmas, as the article says, a partner school with the RHS "campaign for school gardening

Digging for victory: Schools back gardens plan

Today, <i>The IoS </i>announces an ambitious initiative to encourage the nation's children to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Jane Merrick reports
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