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Tomorrow will see people around the world hail the start of the Year of the Horse

Blackpool’s manager Ian Holloway says Championship play-offs will be ultra-competitive

Win or lose, my Blackpool will put on a show says Ian Holloway

They are surely the romantics' favourites to go up via the Championship play-offs, and Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has vowed that if the Tangerines earn promotion this season, it will be as the great entertainers.

Victims: Julie Davison, killed in Whitby, and Colin Dunford (right)

Hunt for double murder suspect spreads south

Police issue new CCTV footage of man wanted for killings in Whitby and Middlesbrough

Video images show keepers trying to bring Baby under control in the retail park

The two-ton elephant that said goodbye to the circus

Off he went with a trumpety-trump, narrowly avoiding disaster as he stormed through a car park.

Runaway circus elephant on the loose in County Cork

An elephant called Baby bolted from a circus in southern Ireland on Tuesday, causing some alarm to customers in a coffee shop where keepers caught up with the runaway.

Trending: Get ready for the holiday of last resort

The Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, launched a campaign yesterday encouraging us to forgo foreign jaunts this year in exchange for "staycations" within these shores.

Friends and Family carry the coffin of comedian Frank Carson through the streets of Belfast after a funeral mass at St Patrick's Catholic Church

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.

Phil Neville comforts Tim Cahill after the 2009 Cup final

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.

1 in 5 new mothers in North-east smokes

The North-South divide in the smoking habits of pregnant women was revealed yesterday as official figures showed new mothers in the North-east of England were three times more likely to smoke than those in London.

Oyston fined for dumping waste from stand

The Blackpool chairman, Karl Oyston, and two of his companies were yesterday fined more than £40,000 for illegally dumping waste from the building of the club's Jimmy Armfield Stand.

The Old Chapel now offers home comforts such as a wood-burning stove and high spec kitchen

Stay The Night: The Old Chapel, Stoke Fleming, Devon

A derelict chapel has been transformed into a luxurious holiday let, and now it offers every possible comfort, says Sarah Barrell

Simon Grayson replaced Gary McAllister as manager of his boyhood club in December 2008

Leeds sack manager Simon Grayson

Leeds manager Simon Grayson has been sacked after just over three years in charge.

James Martin: 'You can't describe the beauty of the Colosseum in Rome. The sheer size is incredible'

My Life In Travel: James Martin, television presenter and restaurateur

'I've got a pilot's licence – I find it very relaxing'

A slice of Britain: Thousands flock to crown king of pigeons

Fanciers from across the country pack into Blackpool's Winter Gardens for their annual show, but many fear the traditionally working-class hobby has become too high-flying for its own good

Government accused of complacency on fracking

The Government has been accused of "appalling complacency" after it emerged that not a single minister has met with the Environment Agency's experts to discuss the hugely controversial gas exploration technique known as fracking.

John Ruddy (pictured). The Norwich goalkeeper said: 'The manager won’t allow us to think about safety'

Lambert stays in survival mode

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment