Sport Louis Smith shows off his Olympic silver medal

British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

Hollins through to Strictly final

Television presenter Chris Hollins performed like a "sex starved fiend" to win through to the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Terence Blacker: What your feet say about you

At a basic, romantic level of human interaction, reading feet can be useful

Strictly Come Dancing star Ricky Whittle arrested over 'assault'

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ricky Whittle was arrested on suspicion of assault today after he allegedly struck a photographer with his car.

Rhiannon Harries: I'm sorry but apologising really isn't that difficult

I should probably start by saying a quick sorry. I've no idea what for, but that doesn't matter – it's a word I use as an involuntary preface for everything these days. Step on my toe on the Tube and you can expect an apology. Give me dirty cutlery in a restaurant and you're guaranteed my complaint will begin, "I'm really sorry but..."

Forsyth takes a pay cut for Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Bruce Forsyth will be taking home a slimmer pay packet for fronting the forthcoming series after taking a pay cut, he confirmed.

The generation game: The world our children will inherit

At the start of a year of instability, the <i>IoS</i> surveyed members of the Netmums website to find out what causes them most anxiety about the world their children will inherit. Have your say at the bottom of the page

Cookery show swearing 'breached guidelines'

An episode of Saturday Kitchen in which Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli swore while preparing his idea of "food hell" breached language guidelines, the BBC's Editorial Standards Committee (ESC) found.

Mandelson 'would love to be asked' on Strictly Come Dancing

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said today that he "would love to be asked" to fill John Sergeant's shoes on Strictly Come Dancing.

Steve Richards: Brown - The Bruce Forsyth of British politics

From being written off, Gordon Brown shows an extraordinary capacity to keep going

Chris Maume: Twinkle-toed Healey can fill Ramprakash's dancing shoes

View from the sofa: Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1 Saturday, 6.45pm

Sir Bill Cotton, BBC's king of light entertainment, dies at the age of 80

Sir Bill Cotton, the former BBC executive who oversaw classic shows including Monty Python's Flying Circus, Morecambe And Wise and The Two Ronnies, has died aged 80.

TV presenter wins damages for affair reports

GMTV presenter Kate Garraway accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages today over allegations that she betrayed her husband by having an affair with Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton Du Beke.

Kenya steps up Somali border security to halt militia escapes

Kenya sent extra troops to the Somali frontier yesterday, underlining fears that Somali Islamic Courts militiamen may slip across the border after losing a power struggle.

Inside story: Who's where in Edinburgh

The Scottish capital will be full of TV types this week for the annual International Television Festival. Ciar Byrne maps out where the all the key players will gather
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London