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The Steel Bonnets

• <b>Author:</b> George MacDonald Fraser<p>From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal, were the ordinary stuff of life—and a way of survival. Power was held by the notorious border reivers …

Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets<p>One of this year’s hottest Christmas presents is no longer available in the shops. Two months after Apple announced the demise of its iPod Classic MP3 player, the model is selling secondhand for up to four times its …

Safety fears close water park in Werribee's Village Park

Wyndham Vale mother Rebecca Townsend said her two-year-old son, Isaac, split his lip when he slipped and hit his head and that her husband almost …

Robin Williams' death confirmed as suicide, no drugs or alcohol found in system, coroner says

Comic actor Robin Williams had no alcohol or illicit drugs in his system at the time of his death, a coroner says, in confirming the actor's …

'Sexist' photo of Italy politician Marianna Madia eating ice-cream stirs controversy

Pictures of one of Italy's most prominent female politicians eating an ice cream have whipped up a sexism storm after a magazine used them as an …