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Williams plans Welsh farewell

Wales wing Shane Williams says he plans to retire from international rugby after his country's next match against Australia in December.

Something For The Weekend: Quiz Answers - 29/10/2011

1. Cardiff City

The Kiwi who missed the World Cup to put Quins top

Former All Black Evans has brought touch of class to a mainly young and English side's flying start

Mallett opens door to job with England

Nick Mallett has thrown his hat into the ring for the England job – but the RFU will have to wait until June to secure his services.

Castrogiovanni to the fore as Tigers launch fightback

Sale 13 Leicester 34

Vesty has chance to shine as Bath wait for Donald

London Irish v Bath

Briers: Wales can shock England

Wales captain Lee Briers believes there is a widespread misconception about the Four Nations, which begins this weekend. "It's the Four Nations, not the Three Nations like people seem to think," said the Warrington stand-off, who captains Wales against England at Leigh this afternoon. "We are massive underdogs, but we aren't here just to make up the numbers."

Cherries' home run faces sternest test

Gloucester v Saracens

RFU insist no deadline over Martin Johnson future

Martyn Thomas, the Rugby Football Union's acting chief executive, has insisted he still has confidence in England team manager Martin Johnson and had never called for the return of Clive Woodward to the role.

City must play Tevez or risk losing him for free

Manchester City last night faced the double ignominy of being forced to halve the fine handed out to Carlos Tevez and to allow him to play further games for the club, if he is not sold in January.

Geordan Murphy: Excited to save the Tigers

Leicester have suffered while their players have been on World Cup duty. Their captain tells Simon Turnbull they can still recover

Pietersen keen to play in T20 match to showcase his worth

No England tour worth its salt is complete without Kevin Pietersen playing a prominent part, usually as the pantomime villain. In this ill-starred venture to India, where the tourists lost the one-day international series 5-0, he has left it late.

Fifa widens its 'cash for votes' inquiry

Fifa yesterday opened cases against another 10 officials from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) related to the now infamous meeting held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in May this year.

Lead video game designer defends sequels

The lead designer of one of video gaming's most anticipated games has defended the number of sequels being made.

Fifa charge more Caribbean officials

Ten more officials from the Caribbean have been charged in the wake of the FIFA bribery scandal, it was announced today.

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Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn