The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Cyclist Charlie Alliston jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian

Alliston incarcerated over death of Kim Briggs, who sustained catastrophic head injuries in east London collision last year A former cycle messenger who knocked over and killed a woman in east London while cycling on a motorcycle without front brakes has been to imprisonment for 18 months. Charlie Alliston, 20, was told by the magistrate […]

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‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529 The bicycle was nothing impressive- an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of hundred dollars- but Vancouver police […]

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This island is not for sale: how Eigg fought back

The long read: Small islands have always been objects of passion for a certain kind of man ambitious to regulation his own tiny nation. But the Republic of Eigg has gone its own way ” It’s the difference between black-and-white Tv and colour ,” told Brian Greene.” That’s what it was like after the revolution […]

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Will automobile drivers ever learn to share the road with motorcycles?

In many car-centric cities around the world, drivers still think they own the whole road with cyclists simply unwelcome interlopers. So how do you go about changing this mindset? Looking around at our streets, its startling when you first notice it: like waking from a dream and forgetting where you are. A moment of disorientation […]

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US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own investigation to avoid repeating mistakes

UKs investigation into Iraq invasion is instance of what we could do with political gallantry, tells codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veteran and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation. […]

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How millions of trees brought a broken scenery back to life

After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry runs has borne spectacular fruit Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal overlooked a gruesome scenery. The communities were surrounded by opencast mines, old clay quarries, spoil heaps, derelict coal functionings, polluted waterways and all the […]

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