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Crumbling English landmarks are left 'in peril'

Neglectful owners of historic landmarks risk being named and shamed by English Heritage, which has placed one fifth of all the nation's monuments and battlefields on a register of threatened structures and warned that they are in danger of being lost.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury appeared to come out in favour of creating a legal framework that would have allowed traditionalists to opt out of being administered by women bishops

Church risks split as Synod votes to ordain women bishops

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The Church of England was thrown into disarray last night after its ruling body rejected a series of amendments by traditionalists opposed to the ordination of women bishops.

Hedonistic Belfast finds a new use for relics of Troubles

Monday, 7 July 2008

The Northern Ireland troubles may be over, but heavily armoured Saracen military personnel carriers still trundle through downtown Belfast.

As a Londoner, there are certain things you expect on your route from office to tube to home. Too many people in your path. Grim faces. Tube riders with a tenuous grasp of personal hygiene. But tango dancers silently criss-crossing in front of you as you negotiate Westminster Bridge or weave across Waterloo concourse? Not so much.

Why rush-hour commuters will be tangoing in London tonight

Monday, 7 July 2008

This is ‘Tango Commute’, the brainchild of Thomas Lindner, a German-born dancer who, quite simply, wants to cheer up the daily, communal troop homewards – oh, and demonstrate the fine art of "hugging musically", as he rather sweetly puts it.

British hermits: the growing lure of the solitary life

Sunday, 6 July 2008

By the time Sue Woodcock came to retire from her career as a policewoman, she'd had enough of Hampshire, where she was based and longed for a more traditional and natural way of life – one where she could "live by [her] own rules". In her old life, back in what she calls "that England", she had become disillusioned by politics, by society as a whole. So she moved north to become a crofter in the Yorkshire Dales.

Elaine Young: 'I get an awful lot of flashbacks and nightmares, and I often get several panic attacks a day. '

Seven stories 7/7: three years on

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Bombs set off by Islamist extremists in the capital three years ago killed 52 people and the four suicide bombers. Many of those affected are still scarred by the experience. Seven of them tell Emily Dugan how they are trying to rebuild their lives

Should you be a Good Samaritan – or walk by?

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Boris Johnson, London's Mayor, says the streets are now so dangerous that he has told his children never to intervene in trouble. Is he right?

Kylie dresses down for her appointment at Buckingham Palace

Friday, 4 July 2008

Pop music's own pocket Venus, Kylie Minogue, was spinning around with delight when she received the insignia of her OBE at Buckingham Palace yesterday for services to the musicindustry.

Spectators celebrate a point by Andy Murray on the hill at Wimbledon now known as Murray Mound during the five-set battle between the British No 1 and Richard Gasquet on Centre Court

Murray's legions claim Wimbledon's high ground

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

"Come on Tim." The call went up and won some chuckles as dusk set in last night on what some now like to call Murray Mound, as the eponymous Andy pushed on through a fifth set.

Worthy of listed status, Percy Thrower's Blue Peter garden

Monday, 30 June 2008

Mention the words "Italian sunken garden" and almost everyone who grew up in Britain in the latter part of the 20th century will immediately know what is being discussed.

Lord and Lady Swinfen in the field

The Florence Nightingales of the internet

Monday, 30 June 2008

From the study of their Kent home, a British couple are saving lives by putting the sick and injured from war zones in touch with expert medical opinion

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