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In the face of a seemingly never-ending recession, a group of Italian workers is attempting to reassume control of its own destiny by occupying the factory that laid them off – in order to start their own business.
A council survey on wheelie bins which asked residents about their sexual orientation has been branded a waste of taxpayers' money by politicians.
Tomatoes, potatoes, even courgettes, are perfectly happy in pots says our green-fingered correspondent.
As garbage-burning plants proliferate, Britain could end up with too little waste to put in them
"This is my life, I can't just throw it away," said an elderly woman in Radio 3's Between the Ears, the panic rising in her voice. She was in process of moving into sheltered housing, and the prospect of reducing her worldly goods was making her ill. She had, she explained, just spent three days in hospital.
Mentally ill people are being left homeless despite there being available housing, a leading charity has said.
65 firefighters with fifteen appliances tackle blaze with a pall that can be seen for miles
For some fans, the biggest problem in modern football might be diving, racism, players' salaries and high ticket costs.
With a speed limit of just 35mph, this island reveals its charms gently says Ben West
Cat Clarkson studies Environmental Engineering at The University of Nottingham and has been studying engineering for the last seven years
You can now make sure unwanted cars, bikes, computers and mobiles benefit worthy causes, reports Chiara Cavaglieri
Never mind hip-hop's great hope, here's a girl group going places
Nigel is encouraged to tidy in a frock. It doesn't solve much, but we get to have a gawp
Renowned futurologist Paul Saffo discusses privacy, robots and using 3D printers to create genetically modified meat
The 17-year-old who killed a pensioner during last year’s rioting in London has been locked up for eight years.