Environment Nadhim Zahawi (right) is an adviser to the Prime Minister

Nadhim Zahawi says 'massive, irreversible damage' is being caused

I work for Adrian Noble

Jude Clark is PA to the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Mappa Mundi home is building of year

The library built to house the 13th century Mappa Mundi yesterday beat off competition from a public lavatory to be named as the Royal Fine Art Commission's Building of the Year.

Three on view Actors on the move

Ben Kingsley, the screen embodiment of Mahatma Gandhi, is selling Pebworth House, near Stratford-upon-Avon. "Piping" Pebworth, one of the eight Shakespearean villages, is in the Vale of Evesham. The main wing of Pebworth House - Grade II listed - is Georgian, with well-proportioned rooms. It has six bedrooms over two floors, plus a granny flat. There are three further bedrooms in a detached cottage in the grounds. The landscaped gardens include a courtyard with a central pond and garden room with a plunge pool as well as a garage and stable block. Offers in the region of pounds 495,000 through Strutt & Parker (01608 650502) and Bigwood (01789 294444).

Coach driver 'hit car at 60mph'

Coach driver 'hit car at 60mph'

ELECTION '97 : Born-again party looks for converts

New Labour was yesterday presented by Tony Blair as a party "reborn", and open to converts from all other parties.

Mystery tour

Church pews continue to empty, but four versions of the Mystery Plays are to run this year. Robert Hanks asks their directors why they are reviving the Biblical stories

Table tennis: Cooke in pursuit of Syed

In the fourth round of the Yasaka Grand Prix in Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend, Alan Cooke, the England champion, is aiming to catch the competition leader, Matthew Syed

THEATRE Little Eyolf RSC, The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon

There are two great dramas on at the moment in which a young son is used as a pawn in a deadly game played out by parents whose marriage has turned into an orgy of neurotic scab-picking. In one, the son exists in all but fact and, at the close, is cathartically killed off by his creators. This play is called Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Howarth's helpline to betrayers

The Labour Party has launched a telephone helpline on which wavering Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Nationalist activists can confess their secret admiration for Tony Blair, and receive counselling during the process of defecting to his party.

WORTH DRIVING...

50 MILES TO... The first night of the RSC's new season at Stratford, which opens with a production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Michael Boyd. Alex Jennings and Siobhan Redmond play Shakespeare's sparring lovers Benedick and Beatrice.

Letter: I want to be an engineer

We still do not know why there are not enough engineers. Possible explanations include: the level of mathematics required is too difficult for some to consider engineering; university courses in science and engineering require more work than others; and the work requires more persistence and rigour.

Letter: Scottish pride in England

Sir: I am entirely Scottish ("Let's say goodbye to Britain", 12 September). My father's family were Glaswegians of Highland descent. My mother's father came from the Kingdom of Fife. Her mother came from the Borders. That makes three different ethnic origins.

Phoenix Festival Stratford-upon-Avon

Blistering heat. Expensive lager. Drivers inching their cars up dirt tracks toward men with walkie-talkies who will tell them that they're at the wrong entrance. Ah, the festival experience! At the Phoenix Festival, held near Stratford-upon-Avon last weekend, you sometimes felt that it couldn't have got worse if Margherite Pracatan had been wheeled on as a special guest. And then she was. She tickled her keyboard and rolled her "r"s. She opened with "I Will Survive". You didn't think you would.

Euro `96: `I don't know if I can sink any lower'

Gary McAllister yesterday relived his pivotal penalty miss against England as he vowed to continue taking spot-kicks. "I'll carry on taking penalties," he said after a sleepless night at the team's base in Stratford- upon-Avon mulling over one of the lowest moments of his career.

Theatre The Herbal Bed The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

Four years ago, in The School of Night, Peter Whelan wrote a penetrating, intellectual thriller about Marlowe and the world of Elizabethan espionage. In The Herbal Bed, premiered now in Michael Attenborough's absorbing, beautifully acted production at Stratford, the dramatist turns his attention to the worlds of Jacobean medicine and the church. These, at a time of growing Puritan zeal, provide the context for a fascinating play about lying and its justifications.
News
Patrick Stewart in the classiest ice bucket to date
peopleSir Patrick took a more understated approach to the challenge
News
The current recommendation from Britain's Chief Medical Officer, is that people refrain from drinking on at least two days a week
scienceTheory is that hangovers are caused by methanol poisoning
Arts and Entertainment
tvWe have created an infogaphic that looks back over the previous incarnations of the Doctor
Sport
Olivier Giroud celebrates after his late goal saved Arsenal a point at Goodison Park
football Giroud rescues a point for Arsenal after they trailed by two goals
News
i100
News
newsComedian Lee Hurst started trend with first tweet using the hashtag
News
i100
News
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea was left red faced but, thankfully, unhurt after taking a few too many steps backwards, sending her tumbling off the stage.
people
Life and Style
A nearly completed RoboThespian robot inside the Engineered Arts workshop is tested in Penryn, England. The Cornish company, operating from an industrial unit near Falmouth, is the world's only maker of commercially available life sized humanoid robots
techSuper-intelligent robots could decide destroying the human race is the kindest thing to do
Life and Style
techConcept would see planes coated in layer of micro-sensors and able to sense wear and tear
Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

Radio 1’s new top ten

The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

Florence Knight's perfect picnic

Polpetto's head chef shares her favourite recipes from Iced Earl Grey tea to baked peaches, mascarpone & brown sugar meringues...
Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
Mark Hix recipes: Try our chef's summery soups for a real seasonal refresher

Mark Hix's summery soups

Soup isn’t just about comforting broths and steaming hot bowls...
Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'

Tim Sherwood column

I would have taken the Crystal Palace job if I’d been offered it soon after my interview... but the whole process dragged on so I had to pull out
Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition