Matt Butler

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Just how rude and foul-mouthed can a rugby league player get? Not very, apparently

VIEW FROM THE SOFA: Rugby League Challenge Cup, BBC2

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee puts Peter the pillock in his place on Come Dine With Me appearance

VIEW FROM THE SOFA: Couples Come Dine With Me, Channel 4

Football League round-up: Five-star MK Dons up to Championship as Preston blow it

Another last day of drama in the Football League as MK Dons beat Preston to a shot at the Championship

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The morning after the fight before, the boxing party that wasn’t all it was meant to be

View from the sofa: Boxing on Radio 5 Live; Virtually Famous on Channel 4

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I missed the adrenalin rush – Peppa Pig doesn't cut it'

Jessica Ennis-Hill is ready for her track return after having a baby but admits to Matt Butler that she is feeling nervous

Paula Radcliffe after finishing the London Marathon - the final competitive race of her career
Shaun Marsden proposes to Susie Chan at the end of the Marathon des Sables
Robbie Britton holds his medals after the 24-hour race

Ultra-running: Robbie Britton covers Nike swoosh on the podium in protest about sponsoring of drugs cheat Justin Gatlin

Britton finished third in the 24-hour world championships

Robbie Britton in action

Ultra-runner Robbie Britton hits out at Nike: 'If I get on the podium I'm covering up the swoosh'

British runner takes on the 24-hour challenge starting on Saturday

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'