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Andrew WK is currently touring the UK

Andrew W.K. gets the party started in the UK

A couple of years ago, on an evening from which I was regrettably absent, a few friends of mine ended up partying with Andrew W.K.. If you're familiar with the 32-year-old American rock star/celebrated hedonist/motivational speaker, you'll know that this is a big deal. The man has made it his mission to party; it's his religion.

Generators taken from New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters

Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow yesterday when the fire department confiscated generators and fuel because they posed a danger.

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Snowy delight in New Zealand

Residents across New Zealand, including Christchurch were taking delight in the unusual sight of snowflakes falling. Despite disruption to services, people are taking to the streets with cameras and cheers as the country rarely sees snow – the few inches that fell on Sunday and yesterday were the most in the capital, Wellington, in at least 30 years.

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Leading article: Material world

Wool is the latest commodity that has shot through the roof. Thanks to tropical storms in Australia (which have disrupted production) and rising demand in China, the global price of the material, harvested from the backs of sheep, has doubled. This is expected to lead to a 10 per cent increase in the typical price of a man's suit. So expect a jump in popularity for linen ensembles. And other cheaper materials will get a boost too as the laws of supply and demand do their work.

Snow Report: It's still looking good for some late Easter snow

Talk of climate change is no longer fashionable in winter sports. In any case, when you try to analyse one winter compared with any other, it's hard to say what is "normal".

Heavy snow returns to the Highlands

Between 15cm and 25cm of snow is predicted over the weekend in the Highlands, after much of Scotland and Northern Ireland were blanketed by snow yesterday.

North and Scotland set for snow

Heavy snow is set to hit large parts of Scotland and northern England this weekend as winter returns with a vengeance.

South Korea troops mobilised after record snow

The heaviest snowfall in a century has brought cities on South Korea's east coast to a standstill.

Nice weather for ducks (and swans)

Parts of York were flooded yesterday after a weekend of heavy rainfall in North Yorkshire. Only last week the Yorkshire Flood Defence Committee decided to defer schemes to combat flooding in York, Leeds and Thirsk. The Leeds scheme alone would have cost £180m.

Blizzard brings America to a shuddering halt

An enormous winter storm left millions of Americans shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the north-east of the country yesterday, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the region to breaking point.

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