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The man who pays his way

Sunrise for Npower

Obituary: Professor Robert Hill

THE WORLD of alternative energy has lost one of its leading exponents with the sudden death of Robert Hill. His expertise on solar energy and photovoltaic technologies was recognised world-wide.

Comment: She's addicted to sleaze

Mary Archer has not merely put up with a horrible husband; she has actually profited from his behaviour

Fast Forward: Let there be light

We may not get enough sun to power a whole house economically, but many gadgets will thrive on just a few rays

`Too late to stop global warming'

Alarm as the world's leading environmentalist issues an unprecedented doomsday warning

Shopping & Design: Everything under the sun

We may not yet be driving solar-powered cars, but there are plenty of other uses for the sun's energy.

Solar roof makes 350 cuppas and 800 slices of toast a day

OUT ON THE TILES: THE MAN MAKING THE MOST OF THE SUNSHINE

Solar roof brews 350 cuppas a day

HOW MANY people believe solar energy is a great idea but that it couldn't possibly work in gloomy Britain? No one knows for sure, but Dr Jeremy Leggett thinks he has the evidence to convert a lot of Doubting Thomases. His solar-panelled house is so efficient it is providing the local electricity board with "green power".

Fast forward: Garden gadgets - Lawn and order

Back yard demanding attention? Martin Skegg and Michael Oliveira- Salac offer some cutting-edge accessories

Labour rows back on wind power pledge

THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of ditching its manifesto commitment to boost wind and solar energy after it emerged that the policy had become mired in a Whitehall "turf war".

Russia's man-made sun begins to shine

EMINENT scientists and astronomers are dismayed at Russian plans to unveil a mirror in space which could reflect sunlight onto the Earth during the night.

American Association: Extraterrestrial Life - Secret oceans may lie on distant moons

ONE OF the most distant objects in the solar system has been identified as a possible haven for extraterrestrial life. Scientists believe that Charon, the moon of Pluto, has an ocean under its ice-covered surface where microbes could have evolved.

American Association: Extraterrestrial Life - Secret oceans cover moons of Pluto

ONE OF the most distant objects in the solar system has been identified as a possible haven for extraterrestrial life. Scientists believe that Charon, the moon of Pluto, has an ocean under its ice-covered surface where microbes could have evolved.
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The politics of the weekly shop

New app reveals political leanings of food companies
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Beam me up, Scottie!

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Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
Sanctuary for the suicidal

Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
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Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits