News Hanging Rock is under threat

Protest meetings – and even a protest picnic - held at the site as petition with 5,000 signatures urges council to reconsider

BARGAINS OF THE WEEK: MOTORING

CAR OF THE WEEK

The Reckoning

Robert Fisk was Nato's sternest critic during the war in Kosovo. This month he went back to the killing fields. In a major new series of reports, he searches for the truth behind the propaganda and counts the conflict's real human cost

Film: Also showing - A funny, bloody little movie

Ravenous (18) Antonia Bird; 100 mins The Italian Job (PG) Peter Collinson; 103 mins Stop Making Sense (PG) Jonathan Demme; 88mins A Kind of Hush (15) Brian Stirner; 96 mins Skin Flick (no cert) Bruce LaBruce; 70 mins Varsity Blues (15) Brian Robbins; 105 mins Mouchette (no cert) Robert Bresson; 90 mins

American Times: Washington DC: Welcome wagon of rules that awaits the Clintons

NOW THE First Family's housing problem has been solved, it may be appropriate to explore some of the delights that await Bill, Hillary, Chelsea, Socks, Buddy - and anyone else for that matter - in the upper reaches of home-ownership, American style. For the Clintons, who have not owned a home since 1982, the demands of their new neighbourhood may be a shock.

The Irritations of Modern Life: 57. Serious Campers

YOU MAY be happy making do with a two-man tent that's been sitting in the loft since you saw Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival, and a borrowed blow-up mattress... oops! Forgot the foot pump!

Golf: Davies back in groove with Swedish success

LAURA DAVIES maintained her record of winning at least one European title every year since turning professional in 1985 when she strolled to victory in the Chrysler Open at Halmstad in Sweden yesterday.

Golf: Waldorf wins the Buick in play-off

DUFFY WALDORF birdied the 17th and 18th holes to force a play- off in the PGA Buick Classic, then rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt to beat Dennis Paulson and capture the title here on Sunday.

Muggers' pounds 100,000 gems raid

THE WIFE of Sir Frank Williams, the motor-racing team owner, has become the latest super-rich person to be attacked by muggers. Thieves stole pounds 100,000 in jewellery and a car.

Modest Wagon Wheel magnate gives pounds 20m to British Museum

THE MAN who invented the Wagon Wheel biscuit has donated pounds 20m to the British Museum, the largest sum of money it has received from a private benefactor.

Golf: Elkington in hospital

STEVE ELKINGTON, in contention for a victory in the Houston Open yesterday, had to withdraw from the tournament and was taken to hospital after suffering from severe migraines.

Letter: Bleating truckers

Sir: Let's not be taken in by the bleatings of the road haulage lobby ("Talks offer to avert London lorry protest", 22 March). The lorry industry has had its own way for far too long, ruthlessly undercutting the railways and by the early 1990s almost destroying the rail freight network.

Longbridge fate could be decided this week

THE FATE of Rover's Longbridge plant could be decided this week when the supervisory board of BMW meets on Thursday to consider the British Government's aid package, writes Nigel Cope.
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there