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Wildlife Weekend: Britain’s skies are abuzz with beautiful

This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.

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The 10 Best chopping boards

Planning to make a warming casserole? These funky boards are ideal for getting to grips with all that meat and veg prep

The facts of the 'cosy' relationship between the 'Big Six' energy

Labour figures reveal that the combined profits of the “Big Six” power companies – SSE, Scottish Power, npower, EDF, Eon and British Gas – came to £3.37bn in 2012, up 73 per cent in just three years. Household bills are expected to rise a further 8 per cent this winter, sending average heating and lighting costs to around £1,400.