News Sir Nicolas Bratza, president of the European Court of Human Rights, has criticised David Cameron for his comments about the institution's 'interference'

Not to be confused with the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was set up in 1959 to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights and is independent of the European Union.

Sophie Heawood: Downward dog is not a hellhound

Our writer defies the Vatican and slips off to a yoga class

Outside Edge: Nudists take a hike – but put your clothes on first

A chill ran through the drafty corridors and back passages of nudism last week when the highest court in Switzerland ruled that you can be fined for hiking naked in the Alps.

Jade Heaney, 17, lost three stone in two years

'Quick-fix diets drive teens to hate their bodies'

Half of girls and a third of boys have unhealthy concerns over body image

Any euro exit must be made in total secrecy

If Greece – or any other country – were to leave the euro, it would have to be a total surprise, one probably announced on a Sunday ahead of the markets opening to stop a run on the banks.

The worst outcome would see England in a group with 2008 champions Spain, as well as Croatia and France

Capello hopes for Poland but won't fancy French

Danger lurks at the bottom of the pots for next Friday's Euro 2012 draw

Williams clinches Racing Tour title during Monsoon Cup

Britain has a new world sailing champion after Ian Williams knocked out his nearest rival, Italy's Francesco Bruni, in a tense quarter final of the Monsoon Cup in Kuala Terengganu.

Talent Scout: Nicolás Gaitán, Benfica

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British women 'fattest in Europe'

British women have been named the most overweight in Europe.

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Drug dealer fights court order against £200m empire

One of Europe's most notorious drug dealers will "defend himself to the hilt" against a court order designed to prevent him running a criminal empire when he is freed from prison.

Chelsea manager Villas-Boas insists there is no role at Stamford Bridge for Guus Hiddink

Villas-Boas starts to feel the strain

Chelsea manager admits job is on line but claims Abramovich's backing

Fenlon seeks to rebuild unity

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Belgium's credit rating cut as Italian bond rates soar

Belgium's credit rating was downgraded yesterday amid fears of European recession and continued failure by the Low Countries nation to agree a settled government.

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