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The man who pays his way

Biggar stands tall to see off French revival

<b>Ospreys 25 Clermont 24: </b>The 1,000th game of the Heineken Cup was marked in suitably enterprising style as the Ospreys clung on for a tense win over Clermont Auvergne at Liberty Stadium yesterday.

Warning on danger of salt in bread and cereals

Government advertising campaign will highlight threat to public health

Cigarettes and alcohol will take 10 years off your life

40-year survey of 19,000 men reveals benefits of healthy living in middle-age

A boy like you: How Edwyn Collins is learning to live again after his devastating brain haemorrhage

The singer-songwriter reveals how his illness was the start of an extraordinary journey for him and his partner Grace Maxwell

A Problem With Noise, Radio 4<br/>Soundscape of 1969, Radio 2

Keep that infernal racket down &ndash; you're drowning out the whales

Relax your way to perfect health

Cutting-edge scientific research now proves what the yogis have always known: deep relaxation can have a profound effect on a wide range of medical conditions. Anastasia Stephens reports

The weapon Britain hoped would defeat the Nazis...

Sewing machine needle tipped with anthrax was developed for war effort

Terms of endearment: family's future covered

When does it pay to purchase life insurance to protect your loved ones? Chiara Cavaglieri examines the ins and outs of life cover

DVD: What Just Happened? (15)

Barry Levinson's finest films – Diner and Tin Men – preyed on the anxieties of small-time operators in his native Baltimore.

Jeremy Laurance: Can such a simple idea save thousands of lives?

Few ideas are simple in medicine but none is simpler than the polypill. A combination of five medicines in a single capsule, taken once a day, would be easy to remember, easy to take and, on the strength of the trial reported in today's Lancet, effective.

Marital stress can cause heart disease

Women in strained marriages more likely to be seriously ill, says study

Mad Men, BBC4<br>Hustle, BBC1<br>Just Read with Michael Rosen, BBC4<br>How Reading Made Us Modern, BBC4

Sixties advertising folk have marital problems, but children in Wales discover a new world between the covers

Inside Guantanamo: the diary of Binyam Mohamed

The only remaining British resident held at the prison camp is at the centre of a row about allegations of torture. Revealed today, this is his account of the inhumane treatment he has received in the name of the war on terror

Octuplets born: It's a boy... a boy... four more boys... and two girls

Babies doing well in delivery overseen by 50 doctors in California
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas