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

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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.

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Capello hopes for Poland but won't fancy French

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

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British women 'fattest in Europe'

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

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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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