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We’ll never know if the turtles were happy together in their forever frozen pose after such a long engagement and an even longer honeymoon.The photographically featured duo, sticking their necks out eternally but forever making no progress -and certainly never going back into their shells-were one of nine couples (each a male and a female, no same sex couples here) of a species of aquatic turtle which perished while working on their survival strategy 47 million years ago and were then preserved in flagrante delicto (for our study rather than our delectation) as the first fossil record of its kind among vertebrates…

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With a Canadian bishop, a Japanese architect, and a Scandinavian looking structure the proposed temporary but relocatable edifice will be cosmopolitan, if not quite ecumenical, though it will also provide a venue for concerts, exhibitions, civic and community events. The Ban design, with help from Warren and Mahoney, is a too much for some people, not enough for others…


From the Black Death, through to Blackbeard, who could teach them a thing or two,* to the disgraced import Conrad Black who was without a peer until Rupert Murdoch came along and who is now without a peerage, the blackguard English know a thing or two about the dark arts. As we now know the England team is to wear an all-black strip at the Rugby World Cup in their opening game against Argentina on 10 September…


…How they are used and when is the key, but electronic devices have more virtues than vices, not the least their portability and versatility… In fact, with more than 100,000 approved applications improving Apple turnover, iPhones are great for everything except phone communication, where they display some disconcerting quirks….