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

Endoscopy for penguin stranded in New Zealand

An Antarctic penguin which ended up stranded and eating sand on a New Zealand beach is recovering after a very human treatment - an endoscopy.

Errors & Omissions: Somewhere in the mush is the meaning – and it's getting harder to find

Sometimes the language seems to be turning to mush before your eyes.

Stranded penguin is moved to zoo

After planning to let nature take its course, wildlife officials yesterday moved a stranded emperor penguin from a New Zealand beach to Wellington Zoo after its health worsened.

Secrets of migrating salmon unlocked by 'scale model'

The life history of a salmon is contained in its scales, scientists have discovered, just as the age of trees is betrayed by their rings.

No lift back to Antarctica for lost Penguin

There will be no lift back to Antarctica for a young penguin who defied the odds by swimming all the way to New Zealand.

Betrayal, Comedy Theatre, London

Kristin Scott Thomas has graced the London stage on three previous occasions – each time to indelible effect.

Nico Muhly: From pastries to pelicans – the Britain that I love

As his first opera, 'Two Boys', premieres in London, the young American composer lists seven things about Blighty that give him the most pleasure

Van-tastic! Why street food is this year’s hottest trend

Richard Johnson has been travelling round Britain, meeting the people turning street food into a gourmet experience – and asking them their favourite recipes

Brighton excited to begin season at new stadium

Brighton's managing director Ken Brown has welcomed the club's opening-day npower Championship fixture against Doncaster with open arms.

First Night: Betrayal, Comedy Theatre, London

Scott Thomas is a picture of exquisite pain in Pinter revival

Donovan, Royal Albert Hall, London

He's introduced to us as a 17-year-old who sleeps on the beach and sings songs of "seagulls, freedom and young love".

Invisible Ink: No 81 - Harry Hodge

In the modern age of phone-tapping and the super-injunction, one wonders what Harry Hodge would have said about the right to privacy.

The Archers: join the virtual orchestra

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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