News Hop to it: The penguin parade has been of the daily highlights at Edinburgh Zoo since the first one happened by accident in 1951

They remain one of its most popular attractions

Seagulls land in the lap of luxury after 14-year flight

With award-winning design and padded seats, Brighton's new £93m stadium is just reward for fans' long struggle

Tablets drive the digital march of the FT

Pearson, the parent of the Financial Times, yesterday hailed the strong growth of the newspaper's digital operations, driven by the popularity of tablet computers such as the iPad.

Justin Bieber's family tattoo

Justin Bieber and his dad have had matching tattoos.

Hollywood animal supplier charged over illegal trading

It is thought more than 350 million wild animals and plants are bought and sold worldwide each year

Norway gunman warns of 'more cells'

Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian judge today his bombing and shooting rampage that killed scores aimed to save Europe from a Muslim takeover, and said that "two more cells" existed in his organisation.

Not the end of the pier show

From fires to neglect, British pleasure piers have had a tough few years. But will a boom in UK tourism help restore their past glory? Jack Watkins finds out

Meet the new Bergkamp

The family resemblance is unmistakable, but can Roland do for Brighton what his great uncle Dennis did for Arsenal? Andrew Warshaw reports

Shore things: Beach birds

The best beach in Britain I know is in Anglesey, a magnificent sweep of sand backed by a huge area of pristine dunes, parts of which are afforested. I know it because the whole lot is a national nature reserve and for 10 summers, I was a volunteer warden there.

Shore things: Beach swimming

"Look! Out there!" a mother called to her children, who were scampering along the promenade at the North Yorkshire resort of Filey. Excitement mounted as the family peered at the high tide lapping against the sea wall. "There it is!" Binoculars were produced and focused, followed by a sigh of disappointment: "Oh". Instead of the wildlife they had been hoping for, the family found they were looking at me. It's not everyone who has been mistaken for a seal.

The wild west of Wales

Just off the Pembrokeshire coast lies Skokholm Island, where puffins, rabbits and myriad birds rule the roost. Emma Gregg pulls ashore at an unspoilt outpost

The Blagger's Guide To...Greatest holiday reads ever

'The best novels can make you shiver in the sun'

Outside Edge: This grand slam is poles apart

What does a rugby player do when his career comes to a premature end at the age of 31 because of injury? Sit and sulk? Open a pub?

Seabird blinds its rescuer

A man has been left partially blind after a seabird he was trying to rescue pecked his eyeball out of its socket.

The Reading List: Margaret Thatcher

Last week saw the release of the first trailer for 'The Iron Lady'. Here's your background reading for Phyllida Lloyd's Thatcher biopic.

Leading article: Streetwise

If the full-throated ease of the fabled nightingale is no longer to be heard in Berkeley Square, we now know why. A tawny owl has been spotted there, which is enough to frighten off the light-winged dryad of Keats's melodious imagination. It has followed the fox and the seagull as part of the encroachment of country upon town which has been a feature of our landscape.

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