Forget California, Visit Bournemouth

Think Bournemouth is all beach-strolling and cycling?

Stan Charlton: Rugged full-back for 1950s Arsenal

Stan Charlton: Rugged full-back for 1950s Arsenal

Born into a footballing family, but not the same one as his famous namesakes

Lance Armstrong being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey

Anyone after a cheap Lance Armstrong DVD?

Lance Armstrong's drug disgrace has cost his reputation dear, but a wholesale merchant in Dorset has also taken a big financial hit in the wake of the cyclist's doping revelations.

Added texture: elegant
interiors at the Dorset
Square Hotel

Room Service: Dorset Square, London

Regency revival in the capital

Franco Di Santo celebrates his side's goal

FA Cup replay: Bournemouth v Wigan match preview

A look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at the Goldsands Stadium

A wet Christmas: Hampshire village evacuated as heavy rainfall drenches the UK

Severe flood warning for Wallington prompted the evacuation notice, amid concerns that a river flood wall could collapse following heavy rain

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed when his aircraft came down after performing at an air show

Red Arrows pilot blacked out seconds before fatal crash after suffering the effects of G-force

Inquest hears accident may have been avoided if aircraft had been flying 70ft higher

Flood alerts issued as heavy rain lashes UK

Motorists were urged to take greater care on Britain's roads today after overnight downpours caused some drivers to abandon their vehicles as public highways flooded.

Flood alerts after torrential rain, snow and blizzards batter Britain

Large parts of England and Wales are on flood alert today after torrential rain, snow and blizzards swept the UK over the weekend.

Search for mystery skipper of yacht found with engine running but no one on board is called off

A large-scale air, land and sea search for the skipper of a yacht, who had set off from Dorset and whose vessel was found beached with its engine still running but with no one on board has been called off.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp reveals ambition to return to management at the top level

Harry Redknapp may not be in a rush to get back into management but would love a crack at another top job - and could see himself managing a national team other than England.

Double-decker college bus carrying 56 students crashes and overturns in Dorset field

A double decker bus carrying 56 college students has crashed and overturned in a field in Dorset.

David James: The goalkeeper said he thought football was no more racist than wider society

David James: Anti-racism groups just try to justify existence

David James, one of England's most decorated black footballers, last night accused anti-racism groups of having "an agenda to keep themselves in existence".

The scene at The Marylebone Road Car Park

Woman fights for life after fireball in basement garage of prestigious London apartments

A woman was today fighting for her life after being engulfed by a fireball as she attempted to escape a burning car in the garage of a block of flats in London.

Groves sacked by Bournemouth for poor start

Bournemouth have parted company with their manager Paul Groves and his assistant Shaun Brooks.

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album