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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

CLUB OF THE WEEK; BIRTHDAY WEEKEND @ MINISTRY OF SOUND

London's clubland (suffering its traditional Notting Hill Carnival hangover) was a little flat last weekend, but it was business as usual at Rulin'.

Football: Seaman joins Keegan sicklist

DAVID SEAMAN has become the fourth player to pull out of the England squad ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Luxembourg and Poland.

Ship tax change boost for P&O

JOHN PRESCOTT, the Deputy Prime Minister and a former merchant seaman, yesterday displayed uncharacteristic benevolence towards one of Lady Thatcher's most fervent supporters when he announced a new system for taxing ships on tonnage rather than corporate pre-tax profits.

Opera: A Ring of confidence

Opera: POCKET RING/ THE DONKEY'S SHADOW, COVENT GARDEN FESTIVAL, LONDON

Football: Hasselbaink halts Arsenal

Leeds United 1 Arsenal 0

Football: Fever pitch as Arsenal go top

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McEwan up for top prize

THE BOOKER PRIZE winner Ian McEwan has been shortlisted for the pounds 85,000 Impac literary award, the world's richest literary prize.

Football: Overmars seals action replay

AFTER ALL the furore over Marc Overmars' winning goal in the original fifth-round meeting 10 days earlier, which included pronouncements from the game's world governing body and all manner of legal, moral and philosophical arguments, Arsenal and Sheffield United contrived to produce the identical scoreline in last night's FA Cup re-match at Highbury.

Football: The Hoddle years: England's record

GLENN HODDLE'S RECORD

Football: Bergkamp sets seal on masterful display

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0

Surgeons build thumb from seaman's toe

BRITISH SURGEONS have reconstructed the thumb of a seaman who was injured while working on an oil tanker.

Seaman guilty of murdering lover's child, 5

A MERCHANT seaman was found guilty yesterday of the murder of his former girlfriend's five-year-old daughter.

Football: Wright takes off the kid gloves

Ipswich's young keeper is ready if he gets the international call.

Falklands veterans fly new standard

Remembrance celebrations: South Atlantic Medal Association wins recognition at last in march past Cenotaph

Football: Martyn says Seaman is still England's best

THE LEEDS United goalkeeper, Nigel Martyn, has spoken out in defence of his England colleague, David Seaman, insisting, that "he is still the country's number one goalkeeper".
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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

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Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
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Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

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