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.

Northampton’s Ben Foden makes a break at Newcastle

Ospreys retain edge on unhappy return for Henson

Gavin Henson was denied a happy return to the Liberty Stadium and Ospreys continued their home dominance over Cardiff, claiming victory in a scrappy RaboDirect Pro12 encounter yesterday.

The quay area of Exeter, Devon, a city that has become a heaving success

Sick of the South East? Then emigrate to Exeter

It's long since been clear that most of the world's problems could be solved by relocating millions, if not billions, of people to Australia.

No deal for Noel Edmonds as he loses court case

Judge rules against TV presenter who sued 'the brother he never had' over property deals

Saracens hit by Richard Wigglesworth season-long injury

Saracens and England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Solar activity may be to blame for unusually cold winters

The sun's 11-year cycle of solar activity may have been behind the unusually long spells of cold weather seen in Britain over the past two winters, a study has found.

Michael Jackson, Uri Geller, fans' songs: it's the Ex factor

Exeter, who host Liverpool in Carling Cup tonight, have a recent history of cravats, debt and a jailed chairman

'Supergene' behind butterfly wing design

Butterflies are are able to mimic other neighbouring species to avoid being eaten by birds because of a "supergene" – a cluster of genes that controls their wing patterns, researchers have found.

Roman hoard of coins dug up in Devon

The discovery of a hoard of coins, a cemetery and a lost settlement in Devon is being hailed as one of the most significant Roman discoveries in Britain for decades.

John Lewis to branch out with range of smaller stores

John Lewis is to increase its presence by opening at least 10 smaller department stores, kicking off with a shop in Exeter next year.

Letter from the editor: Work experience isn't the wisest move

Thousands of teens all over the country have used nepotism, bribery and giant cojones to land themselves work experience this past week – it's part of the GCSE syllabus. But don't bother asking any of them how it went, unless you are fluent in grunt.

Two in Joss Stone case are charged

Two men arrested over an alleged plot to rob the country home of singer Joss Stone were remanded in custody yesterday.

Squires, 1 Exeter Road, Braunton, Devon

A North Devon chippie well worth sharing with family (and followers)

Sammy McIlroy leaves Morecambe by mutual consent

Morecambe have parted company with boss Sammy McIlroy and assistant Mark Lillis by mutual consent following the club's disappointing 20th-placed finish in npower League Two.

Exeter admit lessons have been learned

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter believes the Chiefs have "learned some pretty important lessons" following their Aviva Premiership points deduction and £5,000 fine.

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Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
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The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
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Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
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Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
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The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible