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Hlad and Catic join Castleford's basement battle

Castleford have signed two Australian forwards to help their fight to escape from last place in Super League. The Penrith prop or second-row, Brendan Hlad, has joined the club for the rest of the season and goes straight into the squad to play at the Catalan Dragons tomorrow.

Photo-Me warns it will not post a profit

Things went from bad to worse for the long-suffering shareholders in Photo-Me yesterday when the photography booth company warned it would not make a profit this year, sending its shares down by a quarter and sparking fresh speculation the company would be soon taken private.

Leading article: Departure of a dictator who had outlived his times

Some cling to power to the last; some are overthrown, and some have the good sense to know their time. Fidel Castro is an autocrat who, at 81 and in poor health, has just squeaked into the group of graceful farewells. In a message published in the press he, until recently, controlled, he announced he would not be standing again for office. Put more bluntly, Mr Castro has resigned after almost half a century as the Communist dictator of Cuba. Not only for that country but, for the rest of us, a distinctive era has closed.

Triesman urges MPs to consider overseas player limits

The chairman of the Football Association, Lord Triesman, raised the issue of limits on foreign players yesterday by saying it is imperative that the England manager, Fabio Capello, should be able to watch English players in Premier League matches.

Athletics: Dibaba on a long run to history

Today's world record attempt in Sheffield is just one milestone for the awesome Ethiopian

Accessing a world of opportunity

Graduates with disabilities are being offered a greater range of work experience than ever before

New Zealand 'specialists' show the way for England

New Zealand 266 West Indies 159 New Zealand win by 107 runs

Skills to make CVs sparkle

Work experience is never a waste of time and often a career necessity

Buchanan's family ethos binds Australia to greatness

Coach who was released by Middlesex is already preparing to build a new all-conquering 'baggy greens' side

Football: Coton's clinic for depressed keepers

TONY COTON has revealed he has become an agony aunt as well as a goalkeeping coach at Manchester United because of the cut-throat competition for a first-team place.

Party Leader: Plaid MP back in new year

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Eta threatens to resume Basque terror campaign

THE BASQUE separatist group Eta said yesterday that it would resume armed actions against the Spanish government, after a 14-month suspension of violence. Eta's announcement dashed hopes of a peace process gradually taking shape in the Basque country and immediately prompted fears of a return to the "dark days of violence".

Doctors struck off register face longer sentence

DOCTORS STRUCK off the medical register for serious professional misconduct will face stiffer sentences under proposals to be put to the General Medical Council today.

Fast Track: Curriculum Vitae: MIKE DEXTER

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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