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Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Low levels of the virus, which causes symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea, were found in 52% of the positive samples, according to the data.

76% of UK oysters contain norovirus says research

More than three-quarters of British-grown oysters contain norovirus, new research has found.

The big picture: visitors to Tate Britain

The cost of the cultural revolution

Free entry to the UK’s museums and galleries comes at a high price, says Stephen Deuchar

Business Diary: Protests don't occupy Boris

The Mayor of London is in no mood for compromise. Other politicians might have trodden carefully at this time of social unrest, but Boris Johnson was more than happy to turn up to a charitable event run by the City, where top-of-the-range Aston Martins were parked outside to make a statement about the wealth of participants. "Baffling protests against capitalism that have led to not a single resignation of a banker, but of three clerics," Johnson told the audience. "When it comes to protests, I cycle past them very quickly."

The new Egyptian gallery at the Ashmolean Museum

Ancient treasures of the Ashmolean

Right at the entrance to the Ashmolean's newly refurbished and expanded Egyptian galleries you know you are in a different place. There stand two giant statues of the fertility god Min, one holding his huge erect penis before him. They're incredibly early, dating from around 3300BC.

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Computing in class 'needs reboot'

One of the country's top games experts says Britain is missing out on the opportunity to nurture the next creator of Facebook, Twitter or Google because of the way computing is taught in schools.

Ian Livingstone: Computer science is an essential part of our children's education

We risk creating a generation of digital illiterates

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The 10 Best Moisturisers

Make your skin glow in the harsh winter weather with a protective moisturiser which softens and nourishes your face

Manufacturers demand action as slump in orders threatens jobs

Trade body urges the Chancellor to announce a package of measures in Tuesday's Autumn Statement, including easing access to funding

Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty, By Elizabeth Norton

Portrait of a medieval matriarch

Fifa's president, Sepp Blatter, and the other 204 member nations must look at the home nations and mutter, 'Who the hell do they think they are?'

The Last Word: Here's why we are part of the problem

While the UK associations wield so much power they, and the game of football, will be the losers

Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor (centre) follows up his own penalty to score the first of his two goals

Adebayor and Defoe too hot to handle for Albion

West Bromwich Albion 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3: Tottenham underline their title credentials after ninth win in 10 matches

Blackburn manager Steve Kean retains the support of the dressing room and the board

Rock-bottom Kean turns deaf ear to the boo boys

Stoke City 3 Blackburn Rovers 1: Stoke add to misery of defiant Blackburn manager with easy victory

Margareta Pagano: Osborne needs to mix magic with psychology – and a dash of anarchy

UK firms have £75bn locked away, but they're too spooked to spend it. So the Chancellor must give them the confidence to invest, or else ...

An artist's impression of the Mars Science Laboratory's robot, Curiosity, at work on the surface of Mars

Destination Mars: The 39 steps

There have been 38 previous missions to Mars. To mark the latest, Matthew Bell offers 39 insights into the Red Planet

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