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Sport Saracens' Nathan Earle is held by Zach Kibirige during the game on Sunday

Saracens recorded a comfortable 41-8 victory over Newcastle on Sunday to ensure they finished top of their LV= Cup pool and so sealed their progression to the semi-finals.

Sex-on-duty policeman jailed

A married policeman who had sex with a woman while he was on duty was jailed for 12 months today.

Courtney Lawes available for England against Scotland

Courtney Lawes has declared himself available for England's RBS 6 Nations meeting with Scotland on Sunday after completing 80 minutes for the first time in two months yesterday.

Exeter shine as Saints feel the effects of stars' national duties

Exeter 30 Northampton 9

David Flatman: Simple solution to club v country row

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Tempers sure to flare as top two battle for bragging rights

Leicester v Saracens

Barely a Leicester-Saracens game goes by without a rumpus, and while most of the recent amusement has been generated by one man in particular, the fact that Brendan Venter does most of his Premiership work from a safe distance these days – not even the Rugby Football Union's disciplinary class consider South Africa to be too close for comfort – hardly guarantees 80 minutes of sweetness and light when these two meet on top-of-the-table business.

Video: Plane wheel falls off during take-off

Passengers on a Fly-Be flight from Exeter airport tell of their terror after a wheel fell off during take-off.

Bath director Ian McGeechan ready for Gloucester test

Sir Ian McGeechan has acknowledged the threat Gloucester will pose to Bath's unbeaten Aviva Premiership run in an eagerly-awaited west country derby tomorrow.

Exeter to charge full tuition fee

Exeter has become the latest university to announce plans to charge UK and EU students £9,000 tuition fees from next year.

Edwards keeps quiet after Wasps dealt defeat by three yellow cards

Wasps coach Shaun Edwards declined to criticise Greg Garner after the referee showed three of his players yellow cards in the 26-15 Aviva Premiership home defeat by Saracens yesterday. But Edwards' reluctance to berate the official could not hide the frustration aired so forcibly by home fans after Garner sent Marty Veale, Tim Payne and John Hart to the sin-bin.

Worker hands back £2m paid by mistake

An engineer has repaid £2 million mistakenly paid to him by his employer.

Miller's crossing: The contrast between artist Garry Fabian Miller's 'simple' family home and his 'chaotic' studio darkroom is striking

Garry Fabian Miller's abstract artworks have been the subject of two recent exhibitions in London: Shadow Catchers at the V&A and The Colour of Time at HackelBury Fine Art, Kensington. But his camera-less photograms are far more a product of Miller's rural way of life. His works – which capture light passed through coloured glass, cut paper or liquid on to photosensitive paper – are tranquil, luminous images that nonetheless hum with intensity.

Rugby round-up: Twelvetrees prompts seven tries as marauding Saxons overrun Italians

England's second-string, the Saxons, fielded the kind of team you might pick from the Aviva Premiership if entertainment was the only concern and scored seven tries as they beat Italy A 45-17 at Sixways in Worcester.

Exeter confident of passing French test to reach European quarter-finals

Exeter have been urged to grasp "the big prize" today of a coveted European quarter-final place.

Exeter extend travel horizons to 'go for it' in Challenge Cup

Exeter coach Rob Baxter has his sights set on an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final place, admitting his players are "going to go for it".

Baxter rallies retreating Chiefs with hope of new adventures

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