Life and Style A study by UK Active has found that Manchester is Britain's laziest town

Manchester is the laziest place in Britain while Wokingham is the most active, according to a new study.

High-fee UK universities fail to make grade

More than 20 universities planning to charge the maximum £9,000 fee for students next year have failed to make the top 200 of an influential international higher education league table.

Peterborough win promotion with three goals in seven minutes

Huddersfield 0 Peterborough 3

'Stalker' claim teenager found dead

A teenage girl has been found dead three days after telling friends on Facebook that she had a stalker.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Coleman the master of those awkward questions of sport

View From The Sofa: The Quite Remarkable David Coleman, BBC 2

Battle to save remains of 400-year-old wreck

Unidentified ship that sank off the Dorset coast around 1600 is most important discovery since the 'Mary Rose'

A day out in Tourkey, anyone?

Britons may be heading for the coast in their thousands this weekend but many cannot spell the names of some of our most famous seaside resorts.

Guns found at nature reserve

A haul of guns and ammunition has been found at a nature reserve, police said today.

Classical music festival fails to pay its performers

Musicians, caterers and other suppliers are among those still owed tens of thousands of pounds by the organisers of Serenata

Co-op store buys helps Beales to double in size

The regional department store chain Beales is to more than double in size under a "transformational" deal unveiled yesterday to snap up 19 outlets.

Old school's out. Howe is the new wave

At 33, Burnley's manager is no shouter but he is making all the right noises

Letter from the editor: Readers welcomed in discussions

Two weeks ago, in the spirit of interactivity for which i is justly famous, I invited readers to take part in our afternoon conference at which the key decisions for the next day’s issue are made.

Man held over armed seaside siege

A man who barricaded himself inside a property in Bournemouth, sparking a 10-hour armed police stand-off, has been arrested by police.

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform