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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

Eriksson applauds Seaman's hunger

England coach sees bright future for team and advises 38-year-old keeper not to decide upon hasty retirement

England out of World Cup

England seek cool heads in the event of penalty drama

Eriksson and McClaren anxious to ensure no repeat of past shoot-out heartaches as tournament enters nerve-jangling knock-out phase

They shall not pass

OBITUARIES: John Oldfield

JOHN OLDFIELD ceased to be a Member of Parliament in the reign of King George V. He was the last survivor from the House of Commons of that time. He was born in July 1899, but for some time in his Who's Who entry postdated this event by one year, until he concluded that his great age was in itself a distinction.

The cricket-loving seaman's son who rose to dominate the world of communications

CHRIS GENT was watching a Test match in Sydney - a childhood dream - when he used a mobile phone to make a call that led in January to his company, Vodafone, becoming the world's biggest cellphone operator. That merger, with the American company AirTouch, was worth pounds 32bn; but for Vodafone's chief executive, who earned roughly pounds 4.5m last year, it was just another step on a road where new technology has always been a driving force.

Naval Notes: Nelson's tars still slung hammocks till the 1950s

"MAKE THE Navy your Korea." That was the mocking inscription chalked by a messmate on the door of a kit locker belonging to a young able seaman returning from leave; his first intimation that during his absence "his number had come up" for a Far East draft.

Football: England survive a Tartan onslaught

England 0 Scotland 1 Hutchison 39 Half-time: 0-1 Attendance: 75,848 England win 2-1 on aggregate; t EURO 2000 PLAY-OFFS Hutchison goal rouses rampant Scotland to rare Wembley victory but Keegan's men cling on to secure their place in finals

Football: `It's a shame that both sides can't go through'

IN THE ENTIRE history of the world's oldest international fixture, which is now 127 years and 110 games old, it must have been a first - the victorious manager emerging grim-faced to describe himself as "gutted".

Football: Impoverished Scotland must now go for broke

EURO 2000: SCOTLAND V ENGLAND

Football: Scholes the ace in the hole

Scotland 0 England 2 Scholes 21, 42 Half-time: 0- 2 Attendance: 52,000: Harrowing experience for Scots as Keegan's men strike at the double to set up Wembley party

Football: Doubly sweet day for the little big man of England

EURO 2000: SCOTLAND V ENGLAND: Ordinary Scots no match for Club Keegan

Jeweller in dock over Titanic watch

A POCKET watch worth pounds 20,000, presented to a steward on the Titanic by a grateful countess, was valued by a jeweller at just pounds 15, a court was told yesterday.
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen