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Nordic Bear heading for overall winner's Gold Roman Bowl

Brian Appleyard’s Folboat, Nordic Bear, was heading for the overall winner’s Gold Roman Bowl out of 1,754 entries in the annual 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight.

Origin suffer gear failure in Audi MedCup

Fighting back from gear failure, Ben Ainslie and his Origin team could only contemplate the might have beens after an exhausting 39-miler in the Audi MedCup.

The Audi MedCup: Live coverage from Marseille

Follow all the latest developments in the 2010 Audi MedCup.

Mansell's family affair ends in dispute – with a crash barrier

Nigel Mansell, the 1992 Formula One world champion, pilots his Ginetta Zytek in Le Mans at the weekend.

Motorist killed in drive-by shooting 'was targeted'

A motorist who was killed in a drive-by shooting after he stopped at a set of traffic lights in Merseyside was deliberately targeted, police believe.

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Team New Zealand take lead in Audi MedCup

The battle for supremacy between defending champions Emirates Team New Zealand and new contenders Team Origin of Britain – plus the personal rivalry between skippers Dean Barker and Ben Ainslie – was joined in earnest on the third day of the opening Audi MedCup regatta.

Team Origin storm into Audi MedCup lead

Britain's star-studded crew on Team Origin went storming into the lead of the Audi MedCup after the fifth race at the end of the second day and came within one second of notching up the first win for their brand new, Juan Kouyoumdjian-designed 52-footer.

British underdogs start strong in Audi MedCup

The champions were struggling, the British new boys were searching for rhythm, and the British underdogs were embarrassing their Olympic, medal-heavy rivals as the 2010 Audi MedCup series kicked off in Lisbon.

Legality of Team Origin yacht questioned

The wings of a new €2m campaign involving Britain's top yachtsmen are threatened with being clipped just as it prepares to fly. Team Origin, set up to challenge for the America's Cup, has had the legality of its new 52-foot racing yacht called into question by an Audi MedCup official and has been certified legal to race only until 1 June.

Audi raises UK prices

Audi is increasing its prices in the UK by an average of 2 per cent from 25 May. The rise is being blamed on exchange rate movements and applies to what are being described as 2011 model year cars – perhaps the most extreme ever misalignment of calendar and model years perpetrated by any car manufacturer.

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West Side Story on wheels

Ambitious ads are finally back, judging by BBH's spectacular work for Audi. Ian Burrell was on the set

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Songs from the bell jar

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One man's day in high heels

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The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

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Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
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Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

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