Delhi gang rape victim takes her first steps in hospital as fresh protests by outraged demonstrators rock capital

Delhi gang rape victim takes her first steps in hospital as fresh protests by outraged demonstrators rock capitalPolice use tear gas and water cannons to control protestors in New DelhiThousands take to the streets in anger after student is raped The victim of the attack is said to have taken her first steps in hospitalThe Government attempted to appease demonstrators by promising increased protection for women | UPDATED: 14:20 GMT, 23 December 2012 Violent clashes between Indian police and thousands of people who took to the streets of the country's capital city to protest against the alleged gang rape and beating of a student have continued for a second day. Police used water cannons and tear gas to control hordes of protestors in a high security zone in New Delhi after trouble erupted amid angry demonstrations following the alleged rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus

Village green at popular vantage spot in Cotswold village is replaced with artificial grass

Turfed out: The Cotswold village green that's so popular with tourists they've had to plant artificial grass The grass in Bourton on the Water was being left threadbare by tourists Councillors hope they will save money with long-lasting imitation grass | UPDATED: 16:31 GMT, 10 December 2012 A village green in a Cotswold beauty spot has been partly replaced with artificial turf after the grass was being ruined by crowds of tourists.

Feathers ripped from bird"s backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief: The barbaric cost of your winter coat

Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief: The barbaric cost of your winter coat | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 28 November 2012 This winter, they’re the only thing to be seen in. Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren are selling designer versions, they’ve featured in glossy fashion magazines and they’re flying off the shelves in stores like Benetton, Marks & Spencer and Gap. The down jacket is currently experiencing astonishing popularity — but before you rush out and buy one, ask yourself this: how cruel is the coat For the Mail can reveal the dark side of the down industry, where hordes of birds — particularly geese — suffer horrifically to provide the filling for the latest fashion statement.