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In the month that four British fighters are due to step in to the Octagon, British UFC welterweight and UFC commentator, Dan Hardy, provides his thoughts on each, starting with Ross Pearson who’s in action in the co-main event in Sydney this weekend…

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British UFC fighter and commentator, Dan Hardy, gives his verdict on last weekend’s epic clash between two titans of the sport

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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