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Facebook fight club

A Facebook page has been set up for children to post videos of schoolyard fights and brag about their violence. Police have contacted the site to have the page taken…

12-year-old hero who won't give up

Today the Herald and World Vision begin a campaign to help the 5.6 million children left homeless by war in Syria. Broadcaster Rachel Smalley tells some of their stories…

Banks wants his retrial aborted

Exclusive: John Banks is seeking to have a second trial for filing a false electoral return thrown out after the discovery of evidence which the Crown failed to disclose…

Blues coach's head on the block

Open season has started on Sir John Kirwan and this week's rumours of his looming demise at the Blues will probably not be the last. The Blues, winless in their first…

Kiwis told eat less sugar

Kiwis need to carve about six teaspoons of sugar out of our daily diets if we're to meet new international suggestions for avoiding obesity and rotten teeth.



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Mums know what's up

Britain's spy chiefs should recruit from the website Mumsnet to break through the "permafrost" of middle-aged men hampering the work of the intelligence services, a…

Life & Style

Books: The boatman's call

Never mind the name, Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the best British writers in the business, and his dazzling latest novel, The Buried Giant, may just be his best yet.






More than able Kane

In sport as in less important things, the biggest challenge for a talented youngster can be to live up to expectations.

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