Sport Usain Bolt claims he devoured 1,000 Chicken McNuggets a day during the Beijing Olympics

View from the Sofa: Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, Channel 4

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Attack dogs and cross-party onslaughts - Lord Hall begins an Odyssey of his own

We could see where Philip Davies,  attack dog of the Tory right and scourge of all things BBC, was going with his enquiries, of course. Given that the Question Time audience were supposed to reflect the local community, how would political balance be ensured if the programme was airing in what he clearly saw as the left-wing People’s Republic of Bethnal Green and Bow? 

Ofcom has launched an investigation into I’m A Celebrity... into a stunt involving Charlie Brooks, left, and her daughter, Kiki, right

ITV rapped by Ofcom over I'm A Celebrity... trial involving Charlie Brooks' daughter

TV watchdog Ofcom has rapped ITV a trial on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! which involved a seven-year-old child.

Colin Murray

Colin Murray dropped as presenter of Match of the Day 2

BBC announce Mark Chapman will present show from next season

Darts players used to be on the heavy side, but now they're doing it the 'dutch' way

Darts: Going Dutch (and alcohol-free) at the BDO world championships

The once-boozy game is slimming down

Stand up and admire the demotic nobility of darts

Surely the argument over whether this is a sport or not can be considered redundant

Phil Taylor

Darts: Eric Bristow backs Phil Taylor to win more titles after PDC victory

Taylor won his 16th world darts title after overcoming Michael van Gerwen

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 2 January 2013

Football: United keep their distance from defiant neighbours

Phil Taylor has won his sixteenth darts world title

Darts: Phil Taylor displays lethal power of old to claim 16th world title

Veteran rediscovers his best game to fight back and overcome young pretender Michael van Gerwen

It’s not only the players like Peter “Snake Bite” Wright who provide the colour at the PDC World Championship

10 reasons why darts delivers...

The World Championship has provided drama on the oche, mayhem – and fancy dress – in the crowd and shown a sport hitting 180, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke

Raymond van Barneveld (right) and Phil Taylor clash during their semi final match on day fourteen World Darts Championship

Darts: Phil Taylor through to final after on-stage confrontation with Raymond van Barneveld

Taylor beat Raymond van Barneveld 6-4 to set up final against Michael van Gerwen

Oh my giddy aunt! Rosemary Shrager leaves the I'm A Celebrity jungle

Rosemary Shrager has been voted off I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Sit Down And Cheer, by Martin Kelner

The 1936 Berlin Olympics marked the first live television broadcast of a sporting event, so perhaps it's appropriate that the sofa on which Martin Kelner spends much of his time is called a Mitford, as two of the famous sisters, Unity and Diana, were big fans of Hitler.

The News Matrix: Wednesday 22 August 2012

Thief in Prince Harry phone drama jailed

The News Matrix: Tuesday 21 August 2012

Miners told to return or be sacked

The News Matrix: Monday 20 August 2012

Assad at Eid prayers as protests flare

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The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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