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Video: 'Car surfing' filmed on CCTV

Sussex Police release pictures of young people 'car surfing' in a car park in Midhurst, West Sussex.

Norway: Bracing breaks in the north

Who needs Hawaii? Surfing rarely gets better – or colder – than off the coast of Norway. Demi Taylor catches some extremely cool waves

The Hacker: If I stop playing like a nervous meerkat, I'll improve. Simples!

It was like watching pit ponies brought up from the mine for their rare break above ground. On the day the Royal Porthcawl coursere-opened last week, golfers came blinking into the daylight and breathing in the fresh air.

Foals, Brixton Academy, London

Three years ago, Foals were one of the most tipped new bands to emerge in Britain. Their math-rock – meticulously arranged, intricate guitar and drum rhythms performed with relentless energy – has always had the crowds dancing, but the dense arrangements of their debut album, Antidotes, were more limiting in their appeal. With their second album, Total Life Forever, they expanded their sound, and their fanbase, and gained themselves a Mercury Prize nomination.

Surfing: After a week of tragedy, a wave of jubilation for surfing's superstar

In winning a record 10th world title, 18 years after his first, Kelly Slater has helped his sport cope with his great rival's death. He tells Ben Mondy about the mix of emotions.

Andy Irons: Flamboyant and mercurial surfer who won three world titles and was regarded as the best of his generation

Andy Irons attained the pinnacle of peer recognition within surfing: a picture of him adorned a T-shirt, emblazoned with the text, "ANDY WINS HOSSEGOR". Hossegor, France, is just one of the stations on the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) global circuit, at all of which Andy Irons won famous victories over a career spanning more than a decade. He amassed a grand total of three world championships, and, uniquely, four Vans Triple Crowns, and was probably the most accomplished all-round surfer of the modern era. Or, as Surfer magazine put it in 2003, "he has the miraculous combination of big-wave craziness and small-wave ripping down better than any surfer in the world right now."

Surfing: Get on board to get fit

Surfing is not just for dudes in baggy shorts. Fitness fans of all ages are discovering that there's no better autumn workout. Emily Dugan catches some waves

Huhne drops Severn barrage to invest in wind power

Wildlife activists welcome decision to halt £30bn energy scheme in favour of exportable technologies, as new nuclear plants also get the green light.

Savages, By Don Winslow

Rejoice – Don is back on the drugs

Surf City, where every sea dog has its day

California's Huntington Beach hosted the second annual Surf City Dog Tournament, where a host of surfing canines – or should that be boarder collies – turned out to ride the waves.

Man dies in surfing accident

A surfer has died after an accident at sea, police said today.

Gourmet surfing: Hold the pinny, there's a big wave coming

A new weekend trip in Cornwall offers the rare chance to mix cooking with riding the breakers

Bebel Gilberto, Koko, London

Bossa chill that's just a bit too cool

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

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Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links