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Manchester United winger Eagles flies to Burnley

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Manchester United 2 Portsmouth 1: Tevez on the money with dominant display to reward slick United

Manchester United took the honours in the first of three meetings in a month with Portsmouth.

If you don't like it don't come, Love tells whining Americans

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Wales have gone for the experience of Stephen Jones at fly-half for Saturday's opening Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein.

Book Of A Lifetime: Selected Poems, Robinson Jeffers

As both a writer and an environmentalist, I have long been on a quest for writing which finds a language for our relationship with what we like to call "nature" without recourse to agitprop, hippie sentiment or an over-dependence on science. I have searched in the usual places – Schumacher, Lovelock, Thoreau, Wordsworth – but it was the work of an almost-forgotten poet which gave me what I had been looking for.

Jonathan Davies: Resurgent Ospreys leave Leicester clueless

Ospreys won this at a canter to add another boost to the status of Welsh rugby. Winning the Six Nations Grand Slam will obviously go down as by far the biggest achievement of the season but don't underestimate the value of a Welsh region winning a cup final against one of the major English clubs; at Twickenham of all places.

'Monocle' has an eagle eye on the lives of the jet set

It's an extraordinary title covering the rich and fashionable from an international network of bureaux. Susie Rushton finds out how the publication survived its first year

Wales 30 Scotland 15: Scotland seething over Williams' touch of luck

Irrelevant it may ultimately have proved, but so too was it inexcusable. If Scotland were already incensed at the video referee's decision to award a try to Shane Williams at a critical juncture in Cardiff on Saturday, then that fury will only intensify when they hear the allegation that Carlo Damasco turned down the chance to see the evidence that best showed the Wales wing's foot out of touch.

No privacy for white-crowned sparrow on rare visit to Britain

Question: when does a sparrow excite more birdwatchers than an eagle would? Answer: when it's a white-crowned sparrow from the United States, hopping around in Norfolk.

Pandora: 'Telegraph' legal eagles pull Gorgeous book plug

It is three years since George Galloway's famous libel victory against The Daily Telegraph, but still the firebrand Respect MP's name lingers around the newspaper's Victoria office like a stale Aberdeen kipper.

The Week Ahead: Could Tate & Lyle's sweet success turn sour?

Few investors would have backed sugar and starch producer Tate & Lyle to be among the FTSE 100's best performers over the last 12 months. However, the shares have added almost 80 per cent since last November and after many years on the public market the stock is now in previously uncharted territory.

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Lucerne's Concert Hall, with its lakeside setting, is being hailed as the best in the world. Now British business leaders want a piece of the action
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