They say revenge is a dish best served cold. So it is with the picturesque Surrey village of Shere, located on the River Tillingbourne, which usually draws tourists with its quintessentially English charm. But locals have been spurred to take drastic action against an American invader: killing and eating them – chilled – as fast as they can catch them.
Efforts are to be made to capture a red squirrel found on a wildlife holiday cruise boat.
The "stowaway" was thought to have fled to The Majestic Line's Glen Massan vessel following a territorial dispute with another squirrel, or being frightened by a bird of prey.
Soldiers returning from Afghanistan are being subjected to rigorous security checks amid claims that some are involved in heroin trafficking.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed last night that military police were investigating a tip-off alleging that soldiers sent to fight the Taliban were buying drugs from Afghan dealers and shipping them back to Britain.
Omar Aziz started stealing bikes when he was 17 and carried on until he finally weaned himself off crack cocaine at the age of 29. Now he wants to make amends. He is volunteering in his local area and he agreed to advise Guardian readers how not to get their bikes stolen.