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Community leaders say they no longer trust police to investigate offences as fewer than two out of 10 allegations of race hate are followed up by officers

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"It's like a drug," mused Monty Halls, surveying the Connemara coastline. "You just want to sleep and relax." He was talking about the views, of course. For the next six months, Halls will be living on an island just across the water from a place called Round Stone. And he's right: looking at the twinkling lights and sweeping coast, you do just want to nod right off. Unfortunately, it's an instruction Halls seemed to have taken to heart. For the next 50 minutes, to the soporific soundtrack of something that wasn't Titanic's but may as well been given the proliferation of pan pipes to be heard, we got observations on multi-coloured shop fronts, unsuccessful hunts for whale carcasses and anecdotes from Halls's childhood (his sister, apparently, would chase him round the house with a handful of sprouting potatoes, such was his fear of spuds).

Injured Clijsters' US Open title defence at risk

Kim Clijsters could miss out on the chance to defend her US Open title later this month after retiring against Zheng Jie at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The Belgian was a set up when she withdrew with a stomach problem.

E.ON prices to soar

Energy company E.ON today said its prices will rise by 11.4% for electricity customers and 18.1% for gas from September 13.

Keri-Anne Payne: Payne's the name of the game in the open water

The 10km champion may be GB's surest hope of gold in 2012

Nuclear test veterans in legal win

Ex-servicemen who claim they were made ill as a result of being exposed to radiation during British nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s said today that they had taken a "significant step forward" in their battle for Government compensation after winning the latest round of a legal fight.

Spanish eggs linked to bug outbreak

Imported Spanish eggs containing life-threatening salmonella bacteria have been linked to an outbreak of the infection in England and Wales.

Video: Planking: A celebrity guide

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kings of Leon hold your hand and support your stomach as you master the art of being a planker.

Leading article: Context is crucial

Macmillan Cancer Support yesterday presented the alarming projection that four in 10 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives, up from one in three a decade ago. But this statistic requires some context. The increased cancer rate is mainly a consequence of increased longevity in the population. Older people are simply more likely to develop cancer. Up to the age of 50, the risk is only one in 36 for men and one in 21 for women. And conditions such as prostate cancer are not necessarily lethal. Survival rates have doubled since the 1960s thanks to better screening and earlier diagnosis. In 2008 around 89,000 who had been diagnosed with cancer died from other causes.

More men develop eating disorders

The pressure to look like a male model is driving more men to develop dangerous eating disorders, experts warned today.

22-stone man challenges trust's refusal to operate

A patient weighing 140kg (22 stone) who was refused weight-loss surgery on the NHS challenged his primary care trust before the Court of Appeal yesterday in a landmark case.

Genetic breakthrough for spine condition

A genetic breakthrough into the causes of an incurable spine condition could help tens of thousands of young people to avoid pain and disability. Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered seven genes involved in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an auto-immune arthritis that causes debilitating joint pain for 200,000 Britons.

David Prosser: The battle for independent statistics

Outlook Those who wonder whether backbench MPs have any real power these days should be reassured by an announcement quietly made by the Cabinet Office on Wednesday evening (when most people were more focused on the phone hacking furore). Its publication of aletter from Dame Janet Finch, withdrawing from the selection process for the head of the UK Statistics Agency (UKSA), represents something of a triumph for parliamentary scrutiny.

DVD: Animal Kingdom (18)

Smurf, Jacki Weaver's sly, unhinged Melbourne mobster, suggests that her son, Andrew "Pope" Cody (Ben Mendelsohn), should start taking his pills again. I should say so.

Letters: Latest twist in phone-hacking scandal turns the stomach

In the light of today's allegations of the stomach-turning News of the World hacking of Milly Dowler's mobile phone (report, 5 July), it's almost impossible to get one's head round the idea that – as this scandal rumbles relentlessly on – our Government is apparently happy to preside over a further vast increase in the media power of the organisation at the very centre of the scandal.

Round-up: Clare takes five to leave Glamorgan in trouble

Turmoil off the field and poor results on it have made this a season like so many others for Derbyshire but they must fancy they can double their tally of Championship wins for the season against a fairly feeble Glamorgan in Cardiff.

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