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

Judy Murray has joined the LTA

Laura Robson takes inspiration from darts

Laura Robson is taking inspiration from an unlikely source as she prepares to play her part in Britain's Fed Cup campaign in Israel this week - darts.

From left: Mario Balotelli, Lee Westwood, Phil Taylor, Usain Bolt

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Pit your wits against our question-master Jack Pitt-Brooke and try to figure out our fiendishly difficult festive teasers...

Darts: Van Barneveld humbled by unheralded Northampton bricklayer

Unfancied Englishman James Richardson sent Raymond van Barneveld crashing to a shock defeat in the first round of the PDC World Championships at London's Alexandra Palace last night.

Northern Irishman Allen was heavily critical of the decision to shorten the early rounds of the UK Championship

Snooker: Mark Allen may face disrepute charge for bad language

Northern Irishman Allen was heavily critical of the decision to shorten the early rounds of the UK Championship, where he was a first-round victor over Adrian Gunnell on Monday.

Snooker: Allen attacks Hearn over 'darts factor'

Mark Allen booked his place in the second round of the UK Championship in York yesterday then launched an attack on World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn, during which he suggested he should leave his post.

Underground, overground: The return of the Wombles

As the furry TV superstars re-emerge from a 30-year hibernation to play Glastonbury, the man behind their greatest hits relives the pleasures and pitfalls of the glory days – and reveals how he survived 'career suicide'

Album: Kaiser Chiefs, The Future Is Medieval (Fiction/B-Unique)

You'd think that the best way to reinvigorate a career slipping into the doldrums would be to focus on quality – so it's brave of Kaiser Chiefs to go the contrary route and opt for quantity instead, with the caveat that fans pick their 10 favourite tracks from the 20 offered online, abnegating to listeners decisions about sequencing and quality.

Album: John Martyn, Heaven and Earth (Hole-in-the-Rain)

John Martyn's valedictory recordings have a suitably weary presence that makes even such legendary laidback soporificos as J J Cale and Leonard Cohen seem positively sprightly by comparison.

Will Hawkes: They're under starter's orders – so hurry up, it's not time yet

View From The Sofa: Bellies and Bullseyes, ESPN CLASSIC/The Grand National, BBC 1

Robbie Williams gets darts lessons

Robbie Williams is receiving secret darts lessons from Phil Taylor to help him beat his Take That bandmates.

Album: Beardyman, I Done a Album, (SundayBest)

Beatboxer supremo Beardyman describes himself as having some form of "musical Attention Deficit Disorder", a diagnosis confirmed by this debut album, on which he darts impulsively from style to style, throwing in short sketches, impressions and throwaway one-liners to keep the pot bubbling.

Bullseye host Jim Bowen suffers stroke

Comedian and former Bullseye presenter Jim Bowen is in hospital after suffering a mild stroke.

How hedgehogs make love: carefully

An exhibition showing taxidermy featuring rabbits, hedgehogs and foxes mating is opening at the Natural History Museum in London tomorrow.

Darts: Adams holds off dogged rookie to win world title

Martin Adams prevailed after a thrilling duel with BDO World Championship debutant Dean Winstanley to secure his third title in last night's final at Frimley Green.

Darts: Adams blazes a trail into the last four

Defending champion Martin Adams reached the semi-finals of the BDO World Darts Championship at Frimley Green with a 5-1 win over Ross Smith.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee