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Drawing on Nick Crane's experience as a presenter of the BBC series Coast, this is an intellectual beachcomb around Britain's coastline; part geography, part geology, part natural history, part social history.

Revolt! The General Strike of 1926

The Road Not Taken: How Britain narrowly missed a revolution, By Frank McLynn

From the Peasants' Revolt to General Strike, unrest has led us to the brink – but not beyond.

A reporter crawls through one of the tunnels discovered under a sink in a warehouse in Tijuana

Mexico drug smuggling tunnels uncovered

Two sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems have been discovered along the US-Mexico border.

Liam Vernon: The risks for the labour traffickers are still too low

The Connors case is an unusual one because most of the victims are British nationals. Labour exploitation and trafficking is a complex crime and the true scale of it is largely hidden. What we do know is that the UK Human Trafficking Centre saw a 35 per cent increase in the number of potential trafficking victims from 2010 to 2011.

£3m cocaine found in sugar shipment

A haul of cocaine worth £3 million has been seized from a cargo ship carrying raw cane sugar to east London from Brazil.

Two caught 'smuggling' 4th century BC gold wreath and armband in Greece

A retired policeman and a house painter have been arrested in northern Greece on suspicion of antiquities smuggling after an ancient gold wreath and armband were found in their car, police said today.

Man held after 2kg of heroin found in wedding dress

A man is in custody after customs officers found 2kg of heroin hidden in a wedding dress, the Border Force said today.

British mother on drugs charge in Indonesia taken to hospital

Depressed and refusing to eat, Rachel Dougall is repeatedly calling for her six-year-old daughter suffering from severe depression

Bali smuggling suspect Rachel Dougall taken to hospital

A British woman being held over a £1.6 million cocaine haul in Indonesia has been admitted to hospital and sedated, according to reports.

Four Britons face death by firing squad after 'smuggling cocaine into Bali'

Four Britons, including a 55-year-old housewife, face death by firing squad after allegedly smuggling cocaine on to the Indonesian island of Bali.

Tunisia: Death penalty sought for Ben Ali

The prosecutor at a military tribunal has called for the death penalty for the former dictator over his role in the deaths of protesters during the uprising that overthrew him a year ago.

Drug dealer who shot addict jailed for life

A man who murdered a drug addict over a £50 robbery and then had trial witnesses threatened has been jailed for life.

Armed men open fire on newspaper office in Mexico

An official in northern Mexico says a group of gunmen have opened fire on a newspaper building in the border city of Nuevo Laredo.

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