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Justin Kraemer made the mistake just after he finished presenting KSN News

Greg Dyke has set out to temper optimism

Comment: England expects? No it doesn't. The FA chairman, Greg Dyke, delivers a refreshing dose of realism

Thank God for Greg Dyke advising us to put away all thoughts of lifting the World Cup before 2022

A view of the Olympic Stadium

You can doubt concrete parts of the Olympic legacy, but there's no questioning its spirit

A run around the Olympic Stadium offers hope for the future

A doctor writes: The cabin crew are able to cope perfectly well in a medical emergency

It is the duty of a doctor to help as best they can in the event of an emergency. The keen young newly qualified doctors are often very quick indeed to respond. I never head the stampede, and often I’ve found there are too many offers of help, and not enough space to do anything.

Tudor blood-red: Hilary Mantel
The Sonos Playbar is a sophisticated system, but it's very easy to set up in your home.

Sonos Playbar review

On the buttons: David Phelan has ears-on time with an impressive new sound system

'The hills are alive with the sound of Odemwingie.' My Transfer Deadline Day behind the scenes at Sky Sports News

Tom Peck goes behind the scenes on deadline day to see how Sky bombards us with reporters in car parks, electric windows and 'breaking news yellow'

Protesters halt factory expansion in Ningbo

Thousands of protesters who marched through an eastern Chinese city today to protest about the expansion of a petrochemical factory won a pledge from the local government that the project would be halted.

Album: Cody Chesnutt, Landing on a Hundred (One Little Indian)

You don't score any points for comparing Chesnutt to Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.

Doom 3 BFG Edition launch trailer released

Bethesda welcomes back an old friend.

Fred Trueman, by Chris Waters

A perfect book for a rainy Test, this lively account of "a man with more theatrics than a repertory company" scores by exploring both the preface and aftermath of Fred Trueman's volcanic cricket.

Andy Murray on Sunday

Murray's tears of defeat showed this lump of granite has a heart

There's never been a post-match interview like it. Just before it, the Centre Court had watched with grudging sympathy as Andy Murray picked up his runner's-up prize. He held the plate aloft as if it were a silver "Thinks" balloon emblazoned with the word "LOSER". His face was a familiar picture of flared-nostril disgust and grumpy petulance, the visage of a lanky teenager whining, "It's not faaaiiiiiir".

Andy Murray on Sunday

Trending: Forty-love to Andy Murray in the crying game

Murray's blubs saw him join an elite band of damp-eyed sports people. But it's not just athletes enjoying a tear-propelled popularity bounce. John Walsh grabs a hanky

Something to shout about? Skyrim gets Kinect voice support

Trailer demonstrates real time hotkey equipping, follower commands, and "Dragon Shouts".

Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters in Kawhmu township as Burma prepares to hold 48 by-elections

As regime frets, the Lady rides high in the polls

Aung San Suu Kyi steps up her campaign despite fears elections will not be fair

Shock and oar: David Tennant starred in 'Waiting for the Boatman'

Fiona Sturges: Portrait of the artist that's no brush with genius

For me, radio drama has always been a special form of torture. There's the tiny shoot of optimism that comes with the opening credits of a new play that invariably wilts into disappointment as the action unfolds. This will later give way to irritation at those who can pack the schedules with such reliable treasures as From Our Own Correspondent or Just a Minute and then commission drama after drama of such depressing inanity that they might as well be performed by sock puppets.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there