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Chocks away! A vintage drive through Africa...

David and Ben, aka Chocks Away, recently drove through Africa in a vintage car to raise money for charity

University worker offered forged degrees in return for spanking sessions



A University of Bath registrar who offered forged degrees to young black women in exchange for spanking sessions to satisfy his sexual fetishes has avoided jail at court.

Cameroon fury as Hassan 'goal' helps Egypt progress

Defending champions Egypt became the third team to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations last night, overcoming Cameroon 3-1 after extra time in a match marred by a controversial third goal in Benguela.

Cup of Nations: Landmines, weak bladders and more Angolan red tape

Memorable week as giant screens are stopped at customs, a journalist is 'assaulted' and goalkeeping hits a new low

Africa Cup of Nations: Reports and fixtures

Zambia weathered a late rally to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 14 years after securing top spot in Group D.

Bikey gives Burnley new year lift

The Cameroon defender Andre Bikey will delay his departure for the African Nations Cup to help Burnley during one of the busiest periods of the season.

Race to Africa: Best of the rest

Europe: Portugal must progress without Ronaldo

Round 5 Great Britons winners

From another strong shortlist chosen by our judging panel, British Airways is proud to announce our fifth round of Great Britons winners: a dedicated group of London Rollergirls, led by Lorna "Kamikaze Kitten" Brown and the wonderfully passionate, philanthropic Chocks Away team, comprised of David Aspinall and Ben Stevenson. Read their individual stories below to discover how they inspired the voting British public to finish top of the list.

Red alert: scientists identify 17,000 endangered species

Conservation groups warn of 'alarming' loss of biodiversity as thousands of animals face imminent extinction

Michael Brown: Class warfare won't win it for Labour

The aspirational middle class blame Gordon Brown, not the Tories' City friends

Tom Ford: From fashion to film

He's best known as the designer who sexed up Gucci and the catwalks in the Nineties. Now Tom Ford has turned his hand to directing with his movie debut, 'A Single Man'. Kaleem Aftab reports from Venice

Burmese generals pocket $5bn from Total oil deal

An impoverished nation is deprived as pipeline cash is deposited in foreign bank accounts, report claims

Andrew Grice: Do not underestimate this peer's reach

Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative Party's deputy chairman, is feared and loathed in equal measure by some of his Tory colleagues as well as political opponents.

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