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The skateboarding community, National Theatre, and English Heritage groups have come together to put a spanner in the works of a planned redevelopment of the area
Yuichiro Miura, 80, who has had heart surgery four times is already in the oxygen-deficient 'death zone'
Andean-style furnishings, hot springs and private beaches
England cricket team take part in adventure activities while on tour in New Zealand
Families are going hungry in the developing world after calamitous weather conditions decimated harvests. Michael McCarthy reports
From Velodrome to Aquatics Centre, the Olympic Park comes alive again as Paralympians raise the bar and crowds raise the roofs
Great Britain's Liam Phillips set his sights on a final place and a possible medal after advancing to the BMX semi-finals with a strong quarter-final showing on day two of action at the Olympic Velopark.
Not quite the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater experience that you grew up with.
Known as "MP" among the surfing fraternity, Michael Peterson dominated Australian surfing in the early 1970s. But although he was regarded as the best in the world by his peers, his domination never spread beyond his native country. With his aviator sunglasses, leather jacket and brooding aura, Peterson was nothing short of intimidating. Resented by some but adored by the majority, he was supremely talented, but his career hit the buffers before it had had chance to blossom.
Britain's murder laws could be radically reinterpreted if a severely disabled man succeeds in his legal battle to allow a doctor to kill him without the risk of prosecution.
The town may be overrun by mankini-clad Borats, but this coast still offers scenic solitude and rolling surf, says Emily Dugan
Warmer days and softer snow can make late-season skiing safer and more fun for children, as Chris Moran discovers
He has learnt to take the pain of BMX and is aiming for 2012 gold to further his sport's rise
ASP attempts to clean up sport's image to keep sponsors happy by bringing in random tests
Sportswear giant Nike is facing a wave of criticism from politicians and pressure groups in America who accuse the multinational of glamorising drug use in its new T-shirt slogans.
A new film adaptation of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist which sees the orphan scale buildings and hop across the rooftops of London's most famous museums is sure to raise a few eyebrows among purists.