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Lewis Pugh will undertake seven swims in the seven seas to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world

Long-distance swimmer will brave the seven seas to raise awareness of failing fish stocks

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Kylie performs during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony at Hampden Park, Glasgow

Commonwealth Games 2014 closing ceremony: Glorious Glasgow will be remembered for sunshine, full stadiums and no boos for the English

The First Minister said the Games were ‘the best and friendliest ever’. Hear hear, says Jonathan Brown

The Commonwealth Games were piped out in Glasgow last night

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony 2014: Glasgow's big hearted night out to say farewell

Closing time in Glasgow might once have been thought of as a perilous affair.

France’s President François Hollande, left, and German President Joachim Gauck pay their respects at the National Monument in Wattwiller, eastern France

First World War Centenary: French and German leaders look to a future of peace

Presidents Hollande and Gauck attended a ceremony at Vieil Armand in Alsace

Iggle Piggle (second left) and his chums will get their own parks

Kid's favourite Iggle Piggle to get his own play park

Locations sought for the much-loved CBeebies character's new home

Usain Bolt, pictured watching a women's netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand

Usain Bolt denies calling Commonwealth Games 'a bit s***'

Organisers of the Commonwealth Games sought to limit the long-term damage to the competition’s international reputation tonight after the world’s most famous athlete Usain Bolt was reported to have delivered a crushing verdict on his experience there and describing the sporting jamboree as “a bit shit”.

Christie NHS Foundation Trust has fiercely denied any allegations of wrongdoing

Staff member at cancer hospital accused of taking bribes for supplying body samples to drug companies

MP calls for watchdog to investigate whistleblower's claims

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.

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