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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

Cyberclinic: Does the new iPhone satisfy expectations?

Even if you're an Apple devotee, you still might not know that the new iPhone – announced a couple of days ago – will have a minuscule power adapter, will come in white as well as black, and its headphone jack will no longer be slightly recessed.

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Game review: Race Driver - Create & Race

The DS is the poor relation of the console world when it comes to racing games, but this game works by letting you create your own race tracks.

Smart meters: the clock is ticking

Every home in Britain will have an 'intelligent' energy meter under a planned £5bn scheme.But some key elementsof the project have yetto be decided. By Danny Fortson

Blair under pressure to name resignation date as May elections loom

Tony Blair was under pressure last night to announce the timetable for his departure before the May elections - to limit the damage to Labour from the "loans for peerages" affair.

Harmison calls time on one-dayers but Panesar earns call-up

Monty Panesar's stock took an unexpected rise yesterday when he was named in England's 16-man squad for next month's Commonwealth Bank one-day series, while Steve Harmison's fell a little further when he announced his retirement from the limited-over game.

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We're in a Sydney suburb in 1959, and Bill is expanding on the wonderful future that awaits Australia, with "rational people working for the common good" of being happy. Even without the entrance of a sullen 10-year-old, the victim of a messy divorce, it's obvious that Bill's belief is going to be sorely tested. Bill may be horribly naive for a middle-aged man, but his wife, Helen, believes that a better world exists already, though not in Australia.

Racing: Fallon happy as draw puts Yeats in pole position

Favourites Tawqeet and Yeats had their prospects of winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday enhanced by favourable draws at yesterday's ceremony in the Victoria Racing Club's committee room.

Pre-Budget Statement: Employment: Inquiry into scale of black economy is launched

THE UNEMPLOYED may have to sign on for benefits every day rather than every fortnight in an attempt to stop billions of pounds being lost in fraudulent benefit claims and unpaid taxes, the Chancellor said yesterday.

Art: I Know What I Like Duncan Mclaren's Round-Up Of Other Galleries

Babel Ikon, Birmingham This group show examines some of the triumphs and failures of communication. Thirteen international artists tear into language in an exhilarating way.

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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
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Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

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Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

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