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I don't expect any Britain's Got Talent favours from Simon Cowell - MckNasty

DJ-ing drummer MckNasty says he expects no special favours on Britain's Got Talent, despite his chart-topping brother Labrinth being signed to Simon Cowell's label.

His position as the 42nd player chosen overall is the highest ever achieved by a born-and-bred British player

American Football: Menelik Watson is highest Brit in NFL draft

Menelik Watson from Manchester has been selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. His position as the 42nd player chosen overall is the highest ever achieved by a born-and-bred British player.

D.L. Wilson, a state trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas fertiliser plant blast: Survivors tell their stories

One local doctor: 'The whole street is gone'

The meaning of March madness

Why do Americans go nuts for this annual basketball competition?

Small Business Saturday set for British launch

Labour's business spokesman backs day to promote independent retailers

Basketball: GB women opt for Damian Jennings as coach

Damian Jennings has been named the new head coach of the Great Britain women’s basketball team ahead of a crucial summer.

Thusha Kamaleswaran on ITV1's Daybreak programme

Thusha Kamaleswaran, paralysed after being gunned down in London shop, takes first steps

Now seven years old, she was told she'd never walk again

LeBron James is happy to be centre of the media’s attention

Kevin Garside: It might take the heat off if Alex Ferguson copied nakedness shown in the US

James stood in front of his locker bold as brass in his boxers

Student who fried a flatmate's hamster sentenced

The 21-year-old could not remember the drunken incident

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Author says it's hard to write about sex

Harlem Shake viral videos

A brief history of the Harlem Shake

Forget Gangnam Style, a new dance craze has a billion followers online, Emily Dugan and Louise Fitzgerald show some moves

Sting: Amazon Rainforest

How to save the world, showbiz-style

Dennis Rodman is the latest to put his fame towards a worthy cause. Holly Williams tracks down other globetrotting stars

Kim Jong-un is honoured to meet Dennis Rodman

The Last Word: Just a slam-dunk away from the goal of World Peace as Kim Jong-un becomes friends with Dennis Rodman

Some day we’ll see Terry at the Home Office, Beckham in the Elysée Palace

North Korean leader Kim Jong-unn, left, and former basketball star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang

Dennis Rodman tells Kim Jong-un: 'You have a friend for life'

Player praises Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather as 'great leaders'

The former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives in Pyongyang yesterday

Dennis Rodman, the unlikely new ambassador for sports diplomacy, arrives in North Korea

Tattooed, pierced, bleached blonde and almost two metres tall, Dennis Rodman will certainly stand out in North Korea, where the dress code is drab and the average man is up to 8cm shorter than his South Korean neighbour.

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

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Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own