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.

Schoolchildren need to eat a proper breakfast, but should Kellogg's really be paying for it?

Tens of thousands of children are now arriving at school without a proper breakfast. So let's tackle the cause of this problem, not just the symptom

Cows trample man to death and leave another injured in field

A man has been trampled to death by a herd of cows, police said.

Round-Up: Tomkins scores four more in Wigan cruise and dragons thrash York

Sam Tomkins kept up his freakish try-scoring record with four more as Wigan cruised past Hull KR into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a 46-14 victory at  Craven Park yesterday. The  full-back has now scored 21 in his last nine games.

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Hull 24 Wakefield 6 match report: England international Gareth Ellis made his mark

Gareth Ellis scored his first try since returning to England to help Hull into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Boothroyd hails goalkeeper’s heroics as Northampton reach League Two play-off final

The Northampton manager, Aidy Boothroyd, was quick to hail Lee Nicholls after the goalkeeper inspired his team to the npower League Two play-off final following a 2-0 aggregate win over Cheltenham.

Round-up: Castleford rise to welcome Powell as their new coach

Castleford, who are poised to confirm Featherstone's Daryl Powell as their new coach today, are off the foot of the Super League table, thanks to a 32-24 win over Hull KR.

Manager Phil Parkinson joins his Bradford side in celebration

Bradford triumph to earn Wembley return in play-off final

The Bantams see off Burton Albion despite first-leg defeat to reach their second Wembley final this season

Bradford 22 Leeds 42 match report: Leeds' early push leaves Bradford too far behind

Leeds started like the champions they are, hitting Bradford with an early whirlwind from which they never recovered.

ITV's 'Kingdom' was filmed in Swaffham and starred local lad Stephen Fry

Movie industry falls in love with Norfolk – it must
be the Broads

Film-makers are being given funds to look beyond London and show Britain’s diversity

Danny Brough ends Batley's hopes of killing Giants

Batley gave Super League Huddersfield a scare in the Challenge Cup yesterday when they led 4-0 at half-time, playing down their famous slope at Mount Pleasant. The Giants came back at them after the break, but they did not sew up a 13-4 win until a late drop goal and penalty from Danny Brough.

Shakeel Ahmad and Syed Mubarak Ahmed Crime: VAT Fraud; Owe: £19m each. Jailed for seven years in 2007 for masterminding a £37m tax fraud and then for an extra 10 years in 2010 for failing to repay money owed.

Revealed: the £675m owed by UK’s richest criminals

More than half a billion pounds owed remain unpaid, despite threat of additional jail term

Brian Noble was named as Salford's new coach

Salford City Reds 18 Hull FC 24 match report: Brian Noble sees some positives despite defeat

Salford named Brian Noble as their new coach before kick-off and then gave him a demonstration of the strengths and weaknesses of the squad he will inherit.

Secretly-married priest jailed for sex assault on 17-year-old girl

A secretly-married priest who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in what a judge described as an “enormous breach of trust” was today jailed for six months.

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain