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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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee