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

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River Wye rescue plan offers old fish for new

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Ministers pledge end to 18-month NHS waiting lists

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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.

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Father accused of love-tug abduction

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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

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

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Robert Parker interview

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