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More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive

Football: Martyn's return wins rare respect

Leeds'goalkeeper revisits his old club in the FA Cup tonight. Guy Hodgson reports

Shearer restores England's pride

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: Hoddle's men recover from early Poland goal to earn victory in a tense and combative night at Wembley England 2 Poland 1

Car fans search for lost Mercedes of a Thirties grand prix ace

A motor-racing enthusiast is planning to unravel a 57-year-old mystery by searching for the historic grand prix car which caused the death of the driving ace who was his boyhood hero.

Arsenal's dreams are ended by Juskowiak

Borussia Monchengladbach 3 Arsenal 2 Borussia Monchengladbach win 6-4 on aggregate

Hain: whatever happened to the workers' struggle (c1986)?

It looks like the perfectly balanced front-bench team: Labour's employment spokesmen include a former law lecturer, a former seaman and chef who led a newspaper boys' strike at 14, and a one-time Young Liberal and Tribunite firebrand, writes Stephen Castle.

Football: Liverpool leave it late to conquer

PREMIERSHIP: Arsenal's composure undermined by the brilliance and opportunism of McManaman

the revenge of the raging queens

By the time you read this, it will all be over. The march, banners, beers, slogans, pick-ups, snogs, rubber shorts and nipple-rings, Portaloos, gay and lesbian dance groups, the surprise guests (Bananarama, it says here), Boy George, and the inevitable Jimmy Somerville, all will have fused into a warm, sticky, fuzzy memory of Gay Pride 96. Or rather, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride 96, to give the event its full, delicious, have-we-left-anyone-out-here? monicker. There will be disco divas, there will be drag queens, there will be Chrystal Rose and Toyah and Shakespears Sister but not Vanessa Feltz, who is, apparently, shopping in Rome. Why on earth would anyone want Vanessa Feltz on a Pride march anyway? "Oh, you know, it's that typical misogynistic thing: she's a blowsy blonde with big hair, a big voice and hideous clothes, so of course gay men are bound to love her," says a sneery friend of mine.

Sheer class of Shearer

Alan Shearer will remember Euro 96 with pride. By scoring five goals in five games he doubled his international tally in the span of the tournament. He also scored two penalties in the nerve-wracking shoot- outs against Spain and Germany. Stan Hey kept account of his individual contribution to England's epic match against the Germans which tells a tale of cool marksmanship, selfless running and, on occasions, isolation.

Seaman leads the ratings

David Seaman With safe hands and a heart of oak, England's goalkeeper laid the foundations. The late save against Switzerland, the clawing away of Gordon Durie's header and the penalty turned aside against Spain should end the "Nayim from the halfway line" chants.

Cruel, agonising and magnificent

Couch potato Keith Elliott suffers, but not in silence

Euphoria 96 for Pearce the brave

England come suddenly to life in sudden death as a penalty victim turns hero and a cool keeper has glory in his hands

Seaman a saving great

Even the vanquished Scots were obliged to hand it to England yesterday. Plunged to despairing depths by the right arm of Stuart Pearce on the opening day of Euro 96, England were guided back on course by the left elbow of David Seaman in Wembley's battle of Britain.

A sublime moment from the ridiculous

Euro 96: The world's oldest international football fixture proves its worth after a lay-off of seven years; Stan Hey witnesses a stirring revival of England's eccentric playmaker

Gazza leaves them gasping

Euro 96: England's enigma gives critics the perfect reply with an exquisite goal as spirit of Scots is drained; England 2 Scotland 0

Method behind the numbers game

England under Venables: the men who have worn the three lions: Terry Venables has called up 54 players to his various squads, but he has always had a long-term strategy in mind, says Glenn Moore
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London