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Salad of poached pears, walnuts and Gorgonzola

Serves 2

How Jessica's Law turned Antioch into a paedophile ghetto

Antioch is one of the few places in California where convicted sex offenders can legally reside. Was the strain of monitoring them all too much for the local police?

Inside the mind of Philip Garrido

<b>Stephen Foley</b>: A picture of the man who abducted Jaycee Lee Dugard is beginning to emerge.

Kidnap man could be serial killer from the 1990s

Phillip Garrido, the convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping a schoolgirl and holding her in his backyard for 18 years, has been named a "person of interest" by police investigating the murders of local prostitutes in the 1990s.

Missing girl could have been found in 2006

As Phillip Garrido appears in court over Jaycee Lee Dugard's abduction, police admit they did not properly follow up a 911 call three years ago at his property. Guy Adams reports

Aesop's fable? This one turns out to be true

Scientists re-enact tale of crow that managed to drink from half-full pitcher of water

Leg of lamb with figs and ancho&iuml;ade

Serves 6

Notes from Walnut Tree Farm, By Roger Deakin

Deakin's nature was not a peaceful place. As pungent as woodsmoke on the winter air or a “waving sea of cow-parsley” near his Suffolk home, this selection of diaries by the much-missed author of Wildwood often finds blood amid the beauty he observed so well.

Minor British Institutions: The Austin 1100

This was Britain's bestselling car of the 1960s and 1970s. It was a typical British product of those times: technologically advanced, but not very profitable.

Smoked venison with walnut pesto

Serves 4

Pounded walnuts and Parmesan paste

Serves 4

Grate expectations: Skye Gyngell serves up her favourite Parmesan recipes

Pasta, polenta, honey, vinegar... you name it, a chunk of decent Parmesan will transform it into a meal fit for a queen, says Skye Gyngell
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