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Mickey Arthur was formerly in charge at Western Australia

Australia bring in Arthur as first foreign coach

South African Mickey Arthur was yesterday appointed as Australia's first-ever foreign coach. The 43-year-old succeeds Tim Nielsen, and has signed a four-year deal that runs until the end of the 2015 World Cup.

Business Diary: Barclays wronged by pay tsars

Red faces at the High Pay Commission, which was naturally keen to find a high profile example of an overpaid executive for its report yesterday on outlandish remuneration packages. A banker was always going to be the ideal target – in which case, who better than Bob Diamond, the Barclays boss, to name and shame? Just one problem: the Commission attributed the pay packet of Diamond's predecessor, John Varley, to the new man by mistake. Cue some embarrassed apologies.

British stars shine at Emmys

British TV shows have dominated this year's International Emmys, while Julie Walters has won best actress.

Knowing me, knowing you: Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan

Arelationship under the microscope

SPL extends broadcasting deal

The Scottish Premier League have extended their broadcasting deal with Sky and ESPN until 2017.

The Weekend's TV: The Killing II, Sat, BBC4
Frontline Medicine, Sun, BBC2

I have a hunch about the particular kind of fervour that The Killing generated among its fans on its first outing.

Richard Bean: The ex-comic and psychologist from Hull calls himself a “liberal hawk”

Boos turn to cheers for playwright Bean as he scoops top drama awards

Dramatist who sparked protests and racism accusations returns to the stage in triumph

The Interrogative Mood, By Padgett Powell

Is it a novel? And, frankly, who cares?

Martin Johnson resigns as the England team manager
Cowdrey leaves Heathrow Airport to reinforce the MCC Team in Australia in 1974

How Cowdrey changed sides to placate racists

Colin Cowdrey was held up a role model to a generation of schoolboys; one of the cricketing gods, regarded not just as England's natural captain but as the epitome of gentlemanly conduct. An annual lecture is delivered in his honour at Lord's on the theme "the spirit of cricket". However, a new book, Cricket at the Crossroads, makes it clear that he may actually have been deeply complicit in what has become known as the D'Oliveira Affair.

Thai floods likely to cost Pace more than £30m

Pace, the biggest set-top box maker in the world, warned the impact of the floods in Thailand could hit profits by as much as $50m (£32m) next year.

Thai floods to hit Pace profits into next year

Pace, the biggest set-top box maker in the world, warned that the impact of the floods in Thailand could hit profits by as much as $50m (£32m) next year.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says what little racism occurs
can be solved by a handshake

'Barmy', 'laughable', 'disbelieving': The reaction to Sepp Blatter comments

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy today branded FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism as "barmy" and called for him to resign.

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...