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Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee on their way to winning medals in the mens triathlon

Commonwealth Games 2014: Sibling rivalry spurs athletes on to new levels of success

It is a unique bond they share: both fierce opponent and closest confidante. Yet forget the tragic curse of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry appears to be spurring athletes on to new levels of success at the Commonwealth Games.

Beast would strip to his underpants and take to the stage with a slogan scrawled on his bare chest whilst fans shouted “you fat bastard” at him

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine pay tribute to Jon 'Fat' Beast, dead at 51

Indie music promoter was was a much loved feature at Carter gigs

Freedom Ride campaigners remonstrate with a railway official on the platform at Barnsley station after a group of them forced open gates in order to travel Meadowhall

The new freedom riders: Yorkshire pensioners continue crusade to win back free local rail travel

“Who wants to stage a freedom ride?” demands George Arthur, a retired primary school teacher into his loud hailer, causing a forest of hands and walking sticks to be raised skywards. Within moments there's a tense stand-off.

Spectators gather to watch the Queens Baton Relay

Commonwealth Games 2014: The Glasgow kiss is redefined by a city that has embraced the Games with gusto

Sun shines on an international gathering that caps a transformation from its dark days in the Eighties

Rhys Williams became the second member of his national team to be suspended amid allegations of cheating

Commonwealth Games 2014: Welsh sprinter Rhys Williams 'devastated' after being suspended over doping claims

The news arrives in the wake of the withdrawal of 800m runner Gareth Warburton nine days ago in connection with an alleged doping offence

An athlete dives into the water after the first lap of the swim phase during the Women's Triathlon during the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2014: Scots kick back after a golden start for the Auld Enemy

Judo provides gold medals for home nation after English triathlon triumph

The Red Arrows fly over during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park

Commonwealth Games 2014: MoD refuses request to let Red Arrows use Scottish colours

A request by the producers of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony that the Red Arrows trail the colours of the Scottish Saltire in the Glasgow sky to mark the Queen’s arrival at the event was rejected by Whitehall, it has emerged.

Karen Dunbar performs

Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers (and giant cans of Irn Bru) welcome in Glasgow's Games

Entertainers showcase local wit, talent and irrepressible spirit

At home: Amazon tribespeople are being contaminated by drugs and disease

'Lost' tribe returns to the rainforest despite the threat of violence and disease

First-world illness and drug traffickers infiltrate an isolated people
Local residents and businesses are fiercely opposed an application to site the venue in Stanley Street at the heart of Liverpool's gay district

Lap dancing club in Liverpool's gay quarter meets fierce opposition from locals over fears for growing LGBT community

Since 2008 the area has generated millions of pounds worth of investment from businesses seeking a share of the pink pound

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