Birds Of Prey

Rory McIlroy puts Black Thursday behind him with bogey-free 65 at

A best-of-the-tournament, bogey-free 65 and a pat on the back from Donald Trump; Rory McIlroy has indeed come a long way this week. "He's tough," barked the Don, placing himself neatly at the heart of the story. McIlroy has not felt the Trump embrace all week. The moment he sprinkles some stardust around the Cadillac Championship, up pops the master scene stealer to bask in the associated glow. "Good job," said Trump. "You're hitting it well."

British theme parks are on a roll(ercoaster)

The Sheriff of Nottingham once (allegedly) outlawed Robin Hood for the forcible redistribution of wealth; now Nottinghamshire County Council intends to spend £13m using his name to enrich the local area. The Council has announced plans to build an amusement park in Sherwood Forest, Discover Robin Hood, which it hopes will attract major investment.

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Woods eclipses McDowell to surge ahead

For the first time in two and a half years, Tiger Woods is on top of an American leaderboard going into the weekend. In 2009 it would have seemed so simple. Now it is simply so enthralling.

Wildfires devastate Chilean wilderness

Wildfires sweeping through one of South America's most famous national parks are devastating thousands of acres of pristine habitat. So far, more than 21,000 acres of Torres del Paine have been destroyed by blazes that have yet to be brought under control.

The year of strange weather

From a baking-hot spring to a chilly summer, 2011 played havoc with our plans, our wardrobes – and our native wildlife.