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This was the football week dominated by the men who never kicked a ball professionally and did not even manage a pub team but who presume to shape the future of the national sport. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they re-entered the woodwork?

I used to cut up bodies for the Adams family, Jigsaw murderer told witness

Man admits to disposing of kitchen salesman's body across two counties

Leading female Tory MP survives deselection bid

One of the Conservatives' leading female MPs survived a deselection attempt by her constituency party after criticism of her conduct over expenses.

Muslim leader tells of abduction at knifepoint

Police were today investigating the abduction of a Muslim community leader who claims he was bundled into a car at knifepoint and told to stop running prayer sessions.

Defoe accuses police of harassment

Footballer Jermain Defoe accused police of harassment today after he was pulled over just days after announcing he would sue a force for wrongful arrest.

That Summer: Why some years are unforgettable

The sun always shone, the sand was golden and ice cream has never tasted so delicious. We've all had summers that stay forever in our memories. Michael Bywater remembers his favourite

The wombat: back from the brink

One of the world's most threatened mammals manages to go forth into the forest – and multiply

Tory MPs paying back £250,000 expenses

Tory MPs have agreed to repay a further £125,247 to Commons authorities after a party investigation, leader David Cameron said today.

Cameron orders Tory MP to pay capital gains tax

A Tory frontbench MP who avoided paying capital gains tax on the sale of her taxpayer-funded second home will have to repay money, party leader David Cameron said today.

A gentler side to Hendrix

A long-forgotten tape of the rock star could reach £100,000 at auction next month

Drip, drip, hooray for the great British summer

If you think the weather is bad, spare a thought for the soggy residents of the Elms Caravan and Camping Park in Epping Forest. The torrents of the past 48 hours proved too much for some tent-dwellers, and for the campsite's owner, Terry Farr, the downpours were another setback in a grim season.

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Extremist Muslim group calls off London rally

A planned central London rally by a Muslim group accused of spreading extremist views was called off yesterday amid fears of violence and threats of prosecution from the city's Mayor, Ken Livingstone.

Norris reprieved by Tories' `untidy' democracy

"THE PROCESS was designed to be democratic. Democracy is sometimes untidy." With characteristic understatement, the Tory chairman, Michael Ancram, attempted yesterday to explain exactly how his party had ended up in such a mess over the mayor.

Norris given second chance by activists

STEVEN NORRIS was catapulted back into the race for mayor of London last night after a rebellion by Tory activists to restore him to the party's shortlist.
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The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

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Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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