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Shell abandons drilling off Alaska coast

The company said it had found “indications” of oil and gas in its Burger J well in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, but that they were not sufficient to warrant further exploration. 

Legal highs found on shelves in petrol stations

Petrol stations, takeaways and newsagents across Northern England are stocking ‘legal highs’ like “peanuts in a pub”, as drug sales spread from ‘head shops’ to the high street, a report from a major drugs charity claims.

In the bag

Ten suggestions for luggage that stands out from the crowd

Doctor Werner Lang: Engineer who designed the Trabant car

On 9 November 1989, when the Berlin Wall was opened, tens of thousands of East Germans introduced the West to the Trabant car as they drove over the frontier. The car rapidly became recognisable as a kind of automotive liberator. The engineer behind its invention, Werner Lang, remained largely unknown.

The shot that made India cricket kings

The IPL, their rise to one-day greatness, the demise of Lord’s as the home of cricket – all these things stem from one mistimed Viv Richards pull.

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