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No fracking will take place at a site in West Sussex which was at the centre of large-scale protests last year, energy company Cuadrilla has told residents.

Flooding hits nesting wading birds

The recent flooding has hit hundreds of nesting wading birds at nature reserves, the RSPB has said.

Racing driver Sandra Harrison-Moore killed at Goodwood

A woman racing driver has died after a crash at Goodwood motor racing circuit, police said today.

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Observations: Sculptors in full swing as they tee up a crazy course

Would you like to whack a sculpture with a golf ball? The first bespoke fine art mini-golf course in the UK has nine holes, each being designed by well-known artists, including Jake Chapman and David Shrigley.

Study gives new hope for native black honeybee

Native black honeybees are doing better across the UK than previously thought, according to a study which raises hopes they could help boost the insect's fortunes.

My Life in Travel: David Starkey, historian and television presenter

'For a good holiday, you need someone to hate'

Live Remembered: Brenda Dick, potter, bookbinder and county councillor

Brenda Dick epitomised the un-sung millions who nurture families and build communities, but rarely receive a mention in the obituary pages of newspapers. She had no impressive academic, sporting, political or business achievements, but she unconditionally loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and supported, influenced and integrated a network of friends around the world. The postman's sack was always heavy with cards at Christmas.

Gilmour son returns to Cambridge

The son of the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will be allowed to return to Cambridge University, despite being jailed for violent disorder during the tuition-fee riots.

Five guilty over Ford Prison riot

Four men were today jailed after a riot at an open prison.

Ambulances for obese patients cost £400,000

An ambulance service has spent £400,000 on three vehicles designed to transport obese patients weighing up to 50 stones.

A school sponsored by an independent chain fails its inspection

A school which recently converted to an academy after being sponsorsed by one of the country's largest independent school chains has failed its inspection, in an embarrassment for the Government.

Inmates took over prison, jury told

Masked and armed prisoners took control of an open prison within half an hour of turning on staff, a court heard yesterday.

Nick Broomfield: 'I drive a lot doing documentaries - it's a great way to see a country'

My Life in Travel: Nick Broomfield, documentary film-maker

'The Karoo desert was strange but startling'

Caring full-time: Chris and Emma Ford and their children (from left) Martyn, seven, Rhys, six, and three -year-old Caitlin

Parents of disabled children furious at cuts to allowances

Families say Government has to rethink sweeping reforms that will plunge vulnerable into poverty

Letters: Jeremy Clarkson

Another lovely furore for naughty little Jeremy

Astraeus Airlines collapses

An airline whose pilots included former Iron Maiden rock star Bruce Dickinson has gone into administration, it was announced today.

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The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
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Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

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Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

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America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone