Sport Alex Rodriguez is said to be involved in the latest drug scandal rocking baseball

Six years after supposedly closing the books on its “steroid era”, baseball is embroiled in a new drug scandal that has already felled one of its top stars, and could end the career of Alex Rodriguez, its highest-paid player.

River Wye rescue plan offers old fish for new

IT CERTAINLY sounds like a fisherman's tale - put the live salmon you have caught back in our river, and we will give you a smoked one.

Ministers pledge end to 18-month NHS waiting lists

MINISTERS yesterday sought to head off protests over a rise in NHS waiting lists, to a record high of 1.29 million, by pledging that in future no patients would be left waiting for more than 18 months for any operation.

Fishing: Boggling art of wiggling

EVERYONE assumes that a keen angler yearns to own his own tackle shop. Nothing could be further from the truth. It's true that owning an angling shop means you get the chance to try out the latest tackle. But there isn't much else in its favour.

Why we girls pull fish better

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Fishing lines: A rod for the other bank

It was our first Christmas together, and I wanted to buy my new wife something really special as a present. But nothing seemed quite right. Then, one evening, Riva was driving across the Fens when she ran over an owl.

Last year it closed in chaos: now the Ridings School holds its head high

It is no longer the Ridings. It is the Ridings School, and it isworking hard to rebuild its reputation.

Barrage of flak for new food safety proposal

The Government's planned new Food Safety Council will fail to rebuild public confidence following the devastating food scares of recent years, opposition leaders and consumer groups said yesterday.

Barrage of flak for new food-safety proposal

The Government's planned new Food Safety Council will fail to rebuild public confidence following the devastating food scares of recent years, opposition leaders and consumer groups said yesterday.

Is there a right man for the job at GEC?

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British hospitals provide vital surgery

CHILDREN OF WAR APPEAL

Father accused of love-tug abduction

A man abducted his five-year-old daughter and took her to the United States, sparking a three-year hunt, after his wife began an affair with a younger man, a court was told yesterday.

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Freelance Gerry Brown on kiss'n'tell, Tories, tip-offs, and technology

Steel has no need of crystal ball :THE INVESTMENT COLUMN

A year ago, British Steel was whingeing about state subsidies and flagrant undercutting by its continental competitors, while the European Commission attempted to knock heads together to bring order to the marketplace.

Johnson douses Rhein Fire

The London Monarchs finally won a home game at the fourth time of asking when they came from behind to defeat Rhein Fire 34-14 at White Hart Lane yesterday.

Jenny McLeod, whose play The Wild at Heart Club is part of the Connections festival, talks to Clare Bayley

"It's so refreshing to have so many groups performing your play," enthuses Jenny McLeod, the 24-year-old playwright whose The Wild at Heart Club is part of BT National Connections. "Usually you get one production and then it's never seen again." McLeod's Raising Fires was well received at the Bush Theatre, London, in 1994, but has not been produced since.
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker