The rollercoaster index

It's not just about height and speed – big rides can say a lot about the places they're built in. Chris Beanland discovers how ambitious new theme parks reflect economic ups and downs

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Final farewell to comedian Frank Carson

The funeral of the comedian Frank Carson took place yesterday in his home city of Belfast. Showbusiness figures from Britain and Ireland attended the requiem mass at St Patrick's Church.

We've got an axe to grind at Wembley, says Neville

Defeat in the 2009 FA Cup final still eats away at the Everton captain, Phil Neville, and he is determined to put it right. David Moyes' men lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Wembley almost three years ago but the disappointment of that reverse still rankles with Neville.