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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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Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

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Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture