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The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par

Tests carried out on dead golden eagle

A police investigation was launched yesterday into the death of a Golden Eagle.

Patched-up Leeds lose world title

Leeds 20 Manly 28

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Richard Ingrams’s Week: Who are the heroes and villains of the Iraqi war?

Any dead British soldier is nowadays described in the press as a hero. All you have to do is be killed – not necessarily fighting the enemy. You could be blown up by a roadside bomb or shot in one of those frequent friendly-fire disasters. It's enough to earn you heroic status.

Ospreys anticipate Henson's return for rematch

Ospreys 68 Treviso 8

Barnsley survive fightback

Barnsley 3 Burnley 2

Same again for Wales as Gatland sends out warning

Seeing as they have been on the bloody end of so many maulings against them in the last half-century, no Wales player can feel entirely safe when the All Blacks are in town, but that has apparently applied doubly so in the last few twitchy days at the Vale of Glamorgan hotel. In selecting the same starting XV which ran South Africa so close 10 days ago, coach Warren Gatland yesterday all but admitted that he seriously considered dropping his captain, Ryan Jones.

Flash Gordon woos Fife voters in attempt to fend off SNP

Labour capitalises on PM's return to favour to keep Glenrothes from nationalists

British legal eagles fly to India for support

Firms are taking a hard-headed look at costs and outsourcing some legal services to India

Ospreys 15, Perpignan 9: Limping Ospreys turn to Biggar boot for help

Only the Ospreys will know for sure how much their principled stand in suspending Gavin Henson has contributed to their stuttering start to the Heineken Cup. Two try-less matches and the faintly ludicrous recall of Henson to the bench yesterday tell of a region struggling for form, though five penalty goals by Daniel Biggar, one of the younger standard-bearers of Welsh rugby, were enough for the win.

Sea eagles blamed for lamb deaths

Scottish farmers are blaming sea eagles for the deaths of hundreds of lambs, it was reported today.

Largest owls in the world threaten British birds

Several pairs of eagle owls, the largest owls in the world, are now breeding in the wild in Britain, according to a new study.

Ospreys 32 Cardiff Blues 10: Hook's haul gives Cardiff the blues

The Ospreys produced a scintillating second-half performance to continue their unbeaten start to the Magners League campaign with a convincing bonus-point victory over derby rivals the Blues at the Liberty Stadium.

From Norway to Scotland, sea eagles have landed

Fifteen sea eagles have been released from a secret location in Scotland. The birds of prey, which have a wingspan of 8ft, were introduced to the wild in Fife as part of a project that aims to re-establish the white-tailed sea eagle in eastern Scotland.

Sea eagles released at secret location

Fifteen sea eagles are to be released from a secret location in Scotland.

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