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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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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
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Beyond a joke

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The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
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Besiktas vs Arsenal

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Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

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Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

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Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

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Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment