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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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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