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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.

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Adrian Sutil returns to Force India 15 months after being axed

Sutil will partner Paul di Resta for the coming campaign

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Waitrose is ramping up its "click and collect" operation for online groceries with its first drive-through service in car parks from next month, as part of a multimillion-pound investment.

Tamil Tiger rebel leaders Pulidevan, right, and Nadesan, who were allegedly executed

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Pair back allegations that Tamil Tiger rebel leaders were executed after they had surrendered

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Suspected insurgents have detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said.

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The News Matrix: Tuesday 19 February 2013

Country singer Mindy found dead

Radioactive material stolen from parked van

A canister of radioactive material has been stolen from the back of a van in Lancashire.

British cyclists killed in Thailand truck accident

A British couple who were on a cycling tour of the world have been killed by a truck in Thailand.

The News Matrix: Monday 18 February 2013

PM puts freeze on ice cream spending

Snowdrop season: Can you tell your 'Primrose Warburg' from your 'Spindlestone Surprise'?

The craze for snowdrops continues, with more and more gardens opening in February to show off their collections. I like snowdrops en masse and some of the best are in old gardens where the flowers have been left to their own devices to spread, often in areas some little way from the house. That's how it is at Chippenham Park in Cambridgeshire, which I visited for the first time this month.

LA Police have been instructed to act as if Dorner is still at large

Christopher Dorner manhunt: Under their noses for a week, how LAPD finally got their man

The hunt for the California cop killer is over. But Christopher Dorner had been hiding in plain sight all along

Thai marines kill 16 militants after attack on military base

At least 16 Muslim rebels have been killed after they launched a pre-dawn assault on a military base in the south of Thailand in the deadliest incident in an insurgency that has raged for almost a decade.

Car bomb was Bashar al-Assad bid to wreck peace talks, says opposition

The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has accused Bashar al-Assad’s regime of attempting to assassinate him with a car bomb, jeopardising tentative steps towards negotiations between the two sides.

Police officers walk door to door searching for murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner in Big Bear Lake, California

Tracks in snow lead hunt for LAPD killer Christopher Dorner into Big Bear mountains

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