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Bradley Wiggins talks to the media ahead of his attempt

Bradley Wiggins hour record attempt: When does it start? What distance does he need to beat? Where can I watch it?

We take a look at today's world record attempt in Stratford

Gerard Pique with the goal net after the Champions League final win over Juventus

Gerard Pique celebrates Barcelona's Champions League win by smoking big cigar in changing rooms and cutting net from goalposts

The defender played his part in Barcelona's 3-1 triumph over Juventus in Berlin

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be a transfer target for Manchester United

Karim Benzema to Manchester United: Gareth Bale stance sees attention switch to Real Madrid team-mate

Old Trafford reportedly lining up £30m bid for France international

Rafa Benitez at his unveiling; Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling
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Fifa paid FA of Ireland '€5m' to not pursue legal action over Thierry Henry handball in 2010 World Cup qualifier

The France striker's actions arguably denied Republic of Ireland a place at the 2010 World Cup

Sepp Blatter (L) speaks next to presenter Fernanda Lima

Sepp Blatter told to 'move on' by Irish FA chief after Fifa president 'stared for seven or eight seconds' at girlfriend

John Delaney tells of time the Fifa president stared at his partner for 'seven or eight seconds'

James Milner during his time at Manchester City

James Milner joins Liverpool: Why did Milner choose Anfield over a move to Arsenal or staying at Manchester City?

The out-of-contract player has agreed a switch to Anfield

James Milner

James Milner joins Liverpool: Six reasons why Milner could be the signing of the summer

After running down his contract at Manchester City the England international has agreed a move to Anfield

Nani breaks down in tears after scoring wonder goal for Sporting Lisbon

Nani 'to leave' Manchester United: Winger to make £7.3m switch to Inter Milan

The Portugal international spent the season on loan at Sporting Lisbon

A view of Wembley Stadium

England 'can host 2022 World Cup', says Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

Should Qatar be stripped of tournament, England could step in claims Conservative Minister

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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most