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16 killed in stampede for government jobs

Passengers' fury as 200 are struck down on 'virus' cruise ship

A cruise ship had to return to the UK prematurely after hundreds of passengers were struck down by a virus. More than 2,000 Britons finally disembarked from the Sea Princess after it docked in the port of Southampton yesterday morning.

Athletics: Gatlin out of the running for Gateshead duel with Powell

The biggest athletics showdown at Gateshead since Linford Christie met Carl Lewis for a £120,000 prize 13 years ago has fallen apart, with Justin Gatlin pulling out of his projected 100 metres race against the joint world record-holder Asafa Powell.

How ethical shopping is making business go green

Companies are exploring the use of biodegradable plastics because it makes business sense for several reasons - all of them linked to the environment.

Tunnel link busts budget

More For Your Money: Old Ford E3

The real East Enders

On this issue I am ready to take to the streets

Just two days of debate are all that may lie between us and the loss of 300 years of liberty

Tunnel firms fear waters will close over them

A decade after the Channel Tunnel opened to passengers, the rail companies are struggling to stay afloat, reports Clayton Hirst

Eurotunnel state aid plan replaced by cost-cutting

The new board of Eurotunnel yesterday abandoned its attempts to persuade the British and French governments to bail out the Channel Tunnel and instead unveiled a rescue plan based on cost savings and higher revenues.

PsychoGeography #36: A case of tunnel vision?

I've always been a big fan of the Eurostar train service to Paris and the Channel Tunnel.

Market Report: Eurotunnel hit by fears of debt for equity swap

Short sellers attacked E urotunnel yesterday, sending shares in the Channel Tunnel operator 1p lower to a near all-time low of 24.75p. The short sellers are of the view that the company's future is in the hands of its creditors ­ who are owed more than £6bn ­ and that a debt for equity swap, like that seen at Marconi, is looking ever more likely.

Eurostar in the dark over Eurotunnel

Eurostar, the cross-Channel train operator, has hit out at the new board of Eurotunnel for keeping it in the dark on its rescue plans.

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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
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Beyond a joke

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The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
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Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

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Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

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Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment