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Four footballers charged with sexual assault and voyeurism

Four professional footballers have been charged with sexual assault and voyeurism.

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Bournemouth is a match for the Costas and the Canaries when it comes to beaches, according to a survey today.

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Reports that the death of a 16-year-old schoolboy happened after a playground "mass brawl" are being investigated by police.

Manager Harry Redknapp 'gets the best out of players' says Colin Clarke, late of Bournemouth

'The FA would be silly not to offer Harry the job,' says Colin Clarke

Redknapp's first buy insists the manager has the right stuff for England

The stadium which the club hopes to expand

Demin funds redesign to make lowly Bournemouth fashionable

After years of struggle, the Cherries are thriving due to Russian millionaire, so why isn't everyone happy?

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1. According to the title of this landmark 1942 French novel, who is Meursault?

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Logue performs at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1968

Christopher Logue: Poet and playwright celebrated for his version of Homer's 'Iliad'

Christopher Logue – occasionally "Homer" Logue in recognition of his remarkable versions of the Iliad – first made his mark in the late 1950s. He invented the poster-poem and recorded Red Bird, the most successful British jazz/poetry disc, wrote lyrics for the singer Annie Ross at the Establishment Club and two scripts for the director Lindsay Anderson at the Royal Court Theatre. For Private Eye he edited "True Stories", which ran almost continuously for 30 years, and "Pseuds Corner". He also wrote the script for Ken Russell's Savage Messiah and acted in two of his films (including Cardinal Richelieu in The Devils).

Tobias Ellwood, MP Conservative

Diary: Cameron's captain upsets the burghers of Bournemouth

Tobias Ellwood, the Tory MP for Bournemouth East, is a 6ft 2in former Army captain. He is such a fan of David Cameron that, during the 2006 leadership contest, he was pushing notes under the doors of other MPs pleading for their support. When a fellow Tory, Mark Pritchard, annoyed the Government with his persistent campaigning against cruelty to circus animals, Mr Ellwood, pictured right, jocularly suggested that he should be taken behind the bike shed and given "a good hiding". Last month, he lost his position as a parliamentary aide when the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, resigned – but the whips quickly found him another berth.

FA Cup Round-Up: Fleetwood and Luton show league quality to cause upsets

Fleetwood Town pulled off one of the shocks of the FA Cup first round as they beat League One side Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday, despite playing half the game with 10 men.

Ex-soldier jailed for 1987 rape

A former soldier who raped a nine-year-old girl while serving in Germany 24 years ago was today jailed for seven years after justice finally caught up with him.

PPS appointments follow Tory rebellion

Prime Minister David Cameron made new appointments to the Conservative Party's team of parliamentary private secretaries today, to replace two members removed because of their rebellion in the EU referendum vote.

Glenn Moore: Mitchell pays the price for Bournemouth's remarkable rebuilding

The Football League Column: 'The club's already had two receiverships and I'm not going to jeopardise its future. That debt is gone'

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