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Making sailing history

When yachtsman Geoff Holt, from Shedfield near Southampton, became the first quadriplegic to sail singlehandedly around Britain in 2007, he caught the public’s imagination. Spurred on by that, he’s recently gone one better, by conquering the Atlantic, again the first quadriplegic to do so.

Pandora: Bale won't need to hurry back

It's probably safe to say that screen Batman Christian Bale couldn't leave London quick enough last week. And the actor, who was quizzed over an alleged assault on his own family, won't need to hurry back.