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The Environment Agency has issued a set of severe flood warnings, the highest category

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: In search of another great moth snowstorm

One of the lousiest aspects of the lousy summer which ended yesterday, for me at least, was that for yet another year, there was no chance of witnessing the moth snowstorm. Not in England, anyway.

Have you seen an ice cream van recently? Didn't think so...

Their distinctive chimes used to be a familiar sound. But more regulation has pushed the industry close to meltdown

Drink-driver jailed for crash death

A drink-driver who knocked down and killed a pedestrian on a crossing while unable to see out of her icy windscreen has been jailed for two years.

Chaos in new urban battleground as violence erupts in North

Thick black choking smoke blew down Market Street, one of the main shopping thoroughfares in Manchester last night, as the city caught the contagion of rioting that is sweeping through Britain. The Miss Selfridge shop had been set alight, only one of around 100 shops smashed and burned as upwards of 2,000 rioters rampaged through the city centre streets.

Last Night's TV: Shooting Stars/BBC2<br />Horizon/BBC2

When the Shooting Stars pilot was broadcast in 1993 – fully 18 years ago now, the same year that Goodnight Sweetheart and Supermarket Sweep with Dale Winton appeared on our screens – it was shockingly fresh, a jolt of anarchic joy unlike anything else on television. The pleasures that Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer guaranteed relied slightly on the fact that they made you a little nervous. As they propelled a stuffed black bear at Mark Lamarr, challenging him to stay put on his podium for a £5 prize, you laughed a lot, but you weren't sure if there was a more sophisticated joke going on than you had realised. Most of the time, there wasn't, except for the overarching joke behind the whole thing: celebrities are total idiots, and if you're watching one cleaning dandruff off a car windscreen with her bottom, you probably are one too.

Britart's new wave: Who are the successors to Hirst and Emin?

London's prestigious art-college degree shows are where the gallery stars of the future are often born. Laura McLean-Ferris tours this summer's final exhibitions in search of the next generation

Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things, By Steven Connor

It doesn't do to bite the hand that feeds one. But have a look through this newspaper. If you're reading this online, have a look through the global interwebs. What you find is that it's all about stuff. Stuff you don't need, most of it. Much of it, stuff you don't want which, thanks to the genius and sheer effort of marketing and advertising, you somehow come to believe you do want. Some of it (insurance is a good example) is stuff they are pretty certain you will never need, which is why they persuade you that you need it urgently, or else.

Petrol bombs thrown at police at peak of Belfast's marching season

Fresh rioting erupted last night with violent clashes between nationalist youths and police at the traditional flashpoint area of Ardoyne in north Belfast.

'My car insurance quote was double what I paid last year. It's outrageous'

How can you keep your premiums down as motor cover rockets? Motor cover costs are being driven up even faster than expected

Car Choice: A family on the road &ndash; but not on the people-carrier route

Helen Bartleman and her husband want to change cars. They are looking for a used car, two or three years old, which has room for three child seats in a row – but it should, ideally, not be a people carrier. From their previous experience they would prefer to run a diesel. Most important of all, their budget is £11,000-£13,000.

A trucker's view of life in the cycle lane

Simon Usborne swaps two wheels for 14 to see how technology may help age-old enemies share the roads in harmony

Bomb attacks mar Nigerian elections

Nigerian voters are deciding whether to keep their accidental president in power, though unease among the country's Muslims about the Christian leader could force a runoff in the oil-rich country where elections have long been marred by fraud and violence.

Cooper Brown: Winning the War

We were up early for the second day of “Operation Lesbian Sticker Lady”. Mulligan armed the Quattroporte again. Anybody touching it would get a severe electric shock. Mulligan had shown me his hands that had been burnt raw from when he'd tested it. He now had them wrapped in bandages.

Car Choice: New drivers &ndash; beware the elephant in the showroom

Denise Pieri wants to know what type of car is economical, reliable, and has reasonable tax and insurance costs. Oh yes, and it has to be "good looking" enough for an 18-year-old. Her daughter is hoping to take her driving test this month, and Denise's husband feels she should have a car. They can probably come up with about £3,000 – either to buy a used car or as a deposit on a new one.

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