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An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards

Free Run, Udderbelly’s Pasture

It was only a matter of time before freerunning and parkour, already picked up from the streets by Hollywood film directors and advertising moguls, filtered down into theatres.

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Henry Molaison was a mild-mannered American who became the most famous amnesiac in the world. Having suffered fits in childhood, he underwent experimental brain surgery in 1953. That procedure cured him of his epilepsy but left him unable to form new memories, condemning him to live life in an eternal, infernal present. After he died in 2008, his brain was dissected, live on the internet, into 2,401 slices, in an attempt to learn something more about the man with no memory.

Man critical after tower block fire

A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a blaze at a tower block that led to the evacuation of 150 residents.

British girl, 3, dies in fall from Singapore flat

A three-year-old British girl has fallen to her death from a high-rise block of flats in Singapore.

British toddler dies in Singapore high-rise fall

A British toddler has fallen to her death from a high-rise apartment in Singapore, it emerged today.

Béatrice Dalle: 'I am naturally quite bashful'

Shoplifting! Nudity! Drugs! Banned from the US! A boyfriend who punched a monkey on TV! A husband she met while he was in prison... Just how 'bashful' are you, Béatrice? Robert Chalmers meets the divine Ms Dalle

Pocket paradises: Amateurs are creating astounding gardens on tiny budgets in Britain

Julie Henry and Debbie Bragg's images capture the best of the blooms

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Joe Cornish: Why I wanted aliens to invade south London

Joe Cornish, whose feature-film debut 'Attack the Block' opens this week, tells Peter Watts how, when it comes to sci-fi, British is best

Boy, 14, dies after fall from sixth floor

A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.

Teenager killed after window fall

A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.

Sick, broke, forgotten: America's hip-hop 'hero'

He laid the musical foundations that made rappers rich. But Kool Herc's plight is an indictment of US healthcare.

Mascherano criticises club over treatment of Torres

Javier Mascherano did little to enhance the way Liverpool supporters remember him yesterday by declaring that he was not surprised Fernando Torres had followed him out of Anfield and that, in his own case, the club had shown no interest in keeping him.

Business Diary: Fund manager has identity crisis

As the boss of the world's largest bond fund, Pimco, one would expect Bill Gross to be a signed up member of the capitalist elite and a defender of the status quo. Far from it: in his latest report to Pimco investors, Gross lambasts greedy bankers and hopeless politicians before setting out his hopes for a better future. "America requires more than a makeover or a facelift," Gross says. "It needs a heart transplant [without] the contagious antibodies of money and finance filtering through the system... are record corporate profits a fair price for America's soul? A devil's bargain more than likely."

How to make a movie with a paintbrush

Want to make a film but don’t have the capital? Ian Burrell meets the man who funded his debut by painting and decorating
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker