Sport 19-year-old Kyle Edmund has been selected in Great Britain's Davis Cup squad

The 19-year-old was named for the first time by captain Leon Smith and could be handed the second doubles slot to play alongside the Wimbledon champion after impressing

British maternity wards in crisis

Infant mortality spirals at 14 NHS trusts as Government fails to keep its pledge on midwife shortages

Cooper Brown: Rebecca Black

There’s this awesome new song called “Friday” that I can’t get out of my head. It’s by this 13-year-old chick, Rebecca Black. Predictably the Twitterati hate her. I think she’s cool, the song is really catchy and the lyrics are great. It’s the problem with the UK I’m noticing more and more.

Man remanded on knife murder charge

A 48-year-old man was remanded in custody today after appearing in court charged with stabbing a 39-year-old to death in a seaside town.

Injured man held over fight death

A 48-year-old man was under police guard in hospital today after being arrested on suspicion of knifing to death a man during a fight in a seaside town.

Girl, six, treated for alcohol

A girl aged six was admitted to hospital after drinking dangerous levels of alcohol.

Torpedo found in shipping lane

A 20ft torpedo has been found floating five miles off Beachy Head, near a busy cross-Channel shipping lane. Fisherman Peter Storey was on board his boat when he spotted the torpedo near Eastbourne.

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England fans savour victory after 'Pom-baiting'

England fans Down Under were celebrating the Ashes victory in the streets today after a month of "Pom-baiting" from locals.

Asphyxia cause of goalkeeper death

An inquest was opened today into the death of a 24-year-old goalkeeper found dead at his home.

Call this a harsh winter? Now, when I were a lad...

As Britain struggles to cope with the big freeze, David Randall says this is nothing

A Dog's Heart, Coliseum, London<br/>Hugh The Drover, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Complicite's operatic tale of Soviet oppression is a timely return to form for English National Opera

Police question man over farmer's murder

A man was being questioned by police today on suspicion of murdering a farmer believed to have died in a botched robbery.

Man arrested over farm murder

A man was arrested today on suspicion of murdering a farmer who is believed to have died in a botched robbery.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Looking for the unexpected

Leather-clad men handcuffed and holding whips stare nonchalantly out of black and white photographs. Naked torsos, suggestively unbuttoned shirts and large guns are just some of the recurring and highly charged motifs which made photographer Robert Mapplethorpe notorious when Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art refused to display his work shortly after his death in 1989.

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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