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This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.

George Osborne's Land Rover caught in disabled parking bay

Chancellor criticised for being 'wildly out of touch' by disability campaigners

Mick Philpott was facing a trial over a road rage incident in which he forced a motorist off the road and then punched him in the face

Revealed: Mick Philpott faced road rage charge

At the time Mick Philpott set fire to his house, he was facing a trial over a road rage incident in which he forced a motorist off the road and then punched him in the face.

Shain Gandee, who starred in the MTV reality series

MTV Buckwild star Shain Gandee found dead in car alongside uncle and another man

Shain Gandee lived for the outdoors, often going on muddy, off-road thrill rides in the hills near his West Virginia home. A recent late-night escapade ended in tragedy for the MTV reality show cast member and two others.

Andy Murray, now second in the world, has go the 'farmers' tan'

Andy Murray joins the job-specific tan gang

Andy Murray may now be ranked second in the world after overcoming David Ferrer at the Miami Masters, but the Scotsman is certainly not a world leader when it comes to tanning.

Two men have died in this crash after a police chase in north London

Two dead in police chase crash in north London

Driver arrested after smash on Seven Sisters Road

Two dead after police car chase

Two men have died following a police chase, officers said today.

Child dies after 'winds blow buggy into path of van' in Croydon

A three-year-old girl died after her buggy was blown into the path of a van, according to reports.

Bomb found in Enniskillen was 'headed for Northern Ireland police station'

A car bomb found in County Fermanagh was destined for a police station, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has said.

Former England Goalkeeper Peter Shilton arrives at Colchester Magistrates Court in Essex with his girfriend Stephanie Hayward

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton banned from driving after admitting alcohol offence

The former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has been banned from the road after admitting drink-driving.

Police vehicles block a road just outside the town of Chertsey, Quebec during the search for the escaped prisoners

Canada prisoners hijack helicopter in daring jailbreak

Two prisoners in Canada have made an audacious, but short-lived, bid for freedom after being hoisted away in a helicopter reportedly commandeered by their accomplices.

Jonylah Watkins died in hospital on Tuesday

Six-month-old girl shot dead while having nappy changed

Infant hit five times as Chicago gunman fires into father's minivan in suspected gang attack

Odd couple: Jude Law and Rooney Mara in Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects

Jonathan Romney on Side Effects: Sex, lies and big pharma

If this ingenious drugs drama is Soderbergh's final film, then he's going out on a high

Simon Calder: Selling the dream – but not the reality

The man who pays his way

Sir Mervyn King said that ministers needed to stop worrying about the public costs and focus on repairing the lender

Good bank, bad bank: split RBS or it'll never sell, warns Mervyn King

Outgoing Governor warns Government their plan is failing and says restructure is only hope

Film review: Natascha Kampusch’s eight years in captivity – distilled into 111 minutes of cinematic brutality in 3096 Days

Austrian schoolgirl was abducted in Vienna in 1998 and held for eight years in a cellar before she escaped in August 2006

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