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French Sole is celebrating 25 years with its first non-London store – it’s time to slip in to spring, says Rebecca Gonsalves

British teenager sees avalanche kill triplet brother during ski trip

Austrian police said a guide, who is believed to have been a skier with substantial experience in the resort, will face a criminal investigation

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Natascha Kampusch, pictured here in 2011

Natascha Kampusch case resurfaces: Murder theory rises over 'suicide' of police chief who led inquiry into eight-year disappearance of schoolgirl

Suspicions have been raised by results of new tests carried out by Austrian forensic expert

Lucy Hughes-Hallett, author of 'The Pike', which won the Samuel Johnson Prize

From Gabriele D'Annunzio to Berlusconi – via Mussolini

The poetic anti-hero of the Samuel Johnson Prize-winning book has much to answer for, says Boyd Tonkin

Steven Gerrard

England v Poland: Steven Gerrard desperate to avoid repeat of Croatia heartbreak at Wembley

The captain was part of the side that lost 3-2 and failed to reach Euro 2008

David Lynn won the Portugal Masters with a nine-birdie 63

David Lynn wins Portugal Masters with a nine-birdie 63

England’s David Lynn came back from six shots off the pace to win his first European Tour event in nearly a decade at the Portugal Masters on Sunday. Lynn, who was runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the 2012 PGA Championship, made nine birdies and a bogey to record an eight-under-par 63 and claim his first victory since the 2004 Dutch Open with an 18 under par total of 266.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner when he jumped out of his Red Bull Stratos  helium-filled balloon on 14 October 2012

Felix Baumgartner says he is enjoying a relaxing retirement - as he tries to become a mountain rescue helicopter pilot

One year later, the 44-year-old man who fell from space reveals how he likes to spend as little time on earth as possible

Police secure the property of the suspect in Grosspriel, Austria

Austrian police find charred body in hunt for gunman who shot four people dead

Austrian police hunting for a man who killed four people have found the charred body of the suspected gunman.

Martin O’Neill: Has been out of work since being sacked by Sunderland in March

Leeds manager Brian McDermott rules out Republic of Ireland switch – for now

But Martin O'Neill remains the clear favourite to succeed Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic's manager

Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni quits Republic of Ireland role following defeat to Austria

Italian's five-year tenure comes to an end by 'mutual consent'

Trapattoni's future looks bleak following the loss to Sweden

World Cup qualifier: Austria v Republic of Ireland match preview

A look ahead to tonight's World Cup qualifier in Vienna

Teutonic night: Mesut Ozil takes centre stage to inspire Germany to a 3-0 victory against Austria in Munich on Friday

Sorcerer's apprentice takes magical mystery tour to north London: Mesut Ozil's supreme talents will enchant Arsenal

It was a classic Mesut Ozil pass. He held the ball for just enough time to draw the defenders towards him and free up the space for Marco Reus to burst into the box, before gently and perfectly slipping the ball through to give the Dortmund forward what should have been an easy finish. Had Reus been having a better first half it would have been 1-0, and Ozil would have had his 28th assist in a Germany shirt.

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni

Republic of Ireland injuries mount for Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni has a series of injury concerns ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier in Austria on Tuesday night.

Germany boss Joachim Low alongside player Mesut Ozil

Transfer news: Germany boss Joachim Low labels Real Madrid decision to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal as 'incomprehensible'

Ozil's international coach does feel the change will be good for him though as the 24-year-old is a player who needs faith in him from the manager

Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria

Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham gets late Republic of Ireland call

Bristol City defender Greg Cunningham has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.

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