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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

Revelations: I thought that only bad writers made money

I WAS starting to get disenchanted with London; it seemed so big and the countryside so far away. In Edinburgh, you could stand in George Street and see out towards the hills of Fife.

Football: Quotes Of The Day

"You get a lot of slaps in the face in this game and I think it is fair to say this is another one of those." Jim Leighton, Scotland goalkeeper, after 3-0 defeat to Morocco.

Football: World Cup - Romania 2 England 1

GROUP G: STADE MUNICIPAL, TOULOUSE. ATTENDANCE: 37,500

Football: Romania 2 England 1

GROUP G: STADE MUNICIPAL, TOULOUSE. ATTENDANCE: 37,500

Football: Diary of the downfall of a tortured talent

The most talented footballer of his generation is in crying need of help as a personality disorder takes hold to deprive his team of a dream player and force his long-suffering coach to run out of forgiveness

Football: Martyn enhances chances

NIGEL MARTYN enhanced his chances of clinching a place in Glenn Hoddle's World Cup 22 - and then admitted he faces "the most nerve-racking weekend of my career".

Football: Seaman blow for Arsenal

ARSENAL'S Double hopes have been hit by the news that David Seaman and Ian Wright are set to miss another three games, despite hopes of their imminent return to action.

Football: Manninger celebrates coming of age

Glenn Moore talks to the young Arsenal goalkeeper who has excelled in David Seaman's absence

Mystery sinking faces new scrutiny

THE Government has ordered a public inquiry into the sinking of the ship Derbyshire in a typhoon off the coast of Japan 19 years ago after receiving a survey report described as "one of the century's greatest feats of underwater detective work".

Fresh inquiry into `Derbyshire' sinking

A public inquiry into the mysterious sinking of the MV Derbyshire which claimed the lives of all 44 crew will be launched today.

Football: Fears over safe future

Norman Fox hears a goalkeeping guru bemoan the lack of home-grown stars

Football: Seaman out of action for three weeks

The England goalkeeper David Seaman will not be able to play for three weeks after chipping a bone in his finger.

Obituary: Ramn Sampedro

Ramn Sampedro, campaigner: born Porto do Son, Galicia 5 January 1943; died Boiro, Galicia 12 January 1998.

A Prescott dish fit for the homeless

It has been years since John Prescott was a ship's steward but yesterday the Deputy Prime Minister was back serving breakfast - to the homeless at London's Admiralty Arch when he unveiled a pounds 4m scheme to provide shelter, some in government buildings, for those sleeping rough.

Sport On TV: I bet Seaman's never heard that one before. I laughed until I hanged myself

Fictional football on television has always been tackled from behind by drama's eternal problem, suspension of disbelief: it has just never seemed real enough.
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Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of their war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists'

‘We won’t stop until Syria is back to normal’

Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation may undermine Hillary's chances

The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

... and how it may undermine Hillary's chances in 2016
12 best olive oils

Extra-virgin, cold-press, early-harvest, ultra-premium: 12 best olive oils

Choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide
Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?