Agincourt, by Juliet Barker

Why shots still fly around the band of brothers

Biarritz pour on power to shatter Scarlets' hearts

Llanelli Scarlets 10 Biarritz 27

Sailing: French crews in fight to the finish line

JUST TO make them feel at home, fireworks were being prepared here last night to greet Mike Golding and Ed Danby as they brought Team Group 4 over the finish line of the double-handed Jacques Vabre transatlantic race from Le Havre. What neither knew was if a pyrotechnic display had already been enjoyed by any of the three other yachts, all French, scrapping neck and neck to be the winner.

Sporting Digest: Sailing

Both Mike Golding and Ed Danby in Team Group 4 and Ellen MacArthur, partnered by Yves Parlier in Kingfisher Aquitaine, were poised to take advantage of light winds which have caused some bunching of the monohulls in the Jacques Vabre Transatlantic race. With 600 miles to go in the two- handed contest from Le Havre to Cartagena, Colombia, Catherine Chabaud and Luc Bartissol still hold the lead in Whirlpool.

Tuesday Book: A feisty heroine, but little spice in the telling

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Travel France: The ethereal charms of Arcachon

Rabelais sung the praises of its oysters and Napoleon III loved its dunes. But Aoife O'Riordain went to Gascony for the views

How would you like to pay economy but fly business class?

Ladybirds are cannibals, or at least they are at the larva stage, but we won't go into that

Private lives: When there's three in a marriage

A Family Affair; this week, a husband and wife talk about their `non-monogamous' marriage

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Games People Play: Fran Landesman, 70, poet

TO TELL you the truth, my game was to try and make it in show business. Then after my grandson, Jack, was born, I dropped the whole show business thing and became Granny Franny. And we made up some wonderful games; for instance, one of our favourites was called Bangle Towers. You know what bangles are, that you wear on your arms? I've got a vast collection, and the game was, each of us would make a tower out of the bangles, and the one with the highest tower won the game. Nothing to do with Ivana Trump at all. All my bangles are made out of plastic.
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A Syrian general speaks

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‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

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Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

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Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

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John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

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The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

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Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

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