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Equestrianism: Fox-Pitt resists the German threat

Two German riders, Franck Ostholt and Dirk Schrade, hold the top places at the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships at Fontainebleau in France, with Britain's William Fox-Pitt a close third on Idalgo after the first day of dressage.

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High-profile spats are part of the Hollywood landscape, but rarely are we treated to a bust-up so gloriously bitchy as the one being fought by Megan Fox and Michael Bay. In one corner: a sultry starlet desperate to prove she's more than a pretty face. In the other: the big-budget blockbuster director who launched her career.

Equestrianism: Townend survives 'intense' course to keep lead

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Fox hunters are being coached on ways to shake off their out-of-touch, upper-class, image as the sport prepares to take on a renewed role ahead of the next general election,

Arianna in Creta, Academy of Ancient Music, Barbican

While Mendelssohn’s apologists struggle to hoist their man into the limelight, Handel’s chariot sails serenely through the heavens, with three ace period-instrument performances in as many days.

Watchdog presenter caught up in row over ‘£20,000 air-miles racket’

The BBC presenter Julia Bradbury has stepped down from hosting Watchdog after police opened an investigation into allegations that she enjoyed £20,000 worth of free flights in a suspected air-miles racket.

Screen Talk: Where there's a hit, there's a writ

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Hunters outfox their opponents

More than 300 hunts, including stag hunts and 194 fox hunts with packs of dogs, will be riding to hounds today, four years after the Act that banned the hunting of wild mammals with dogs came into force.

Stay the night: Fox & Anchor, Smithfield, London

Hearty Smithfield breakfasts of the offal and ale variety have long been a staple of the Fox & Anchor, watering hole of choice for hard-grafting meat porters, hard-partying Londoners and anyone else in search of a carb fix at dawn.

Equestrianism: Townend earns bumper prize by storming to decisive win

Oliver Townend ran away with the plum prize of £100,000 when he won yesterday's inaugural Express Eventing International Cup on Flint Curtis, defeating Lucy Wiegersma on Shaabrak by an astonishing 42 seconds. William Fox-Pitt filled third place on Ballincoola.

Non-hunting season opens with a nudge and wink

They don't kill foxes any more, do they? Well, not while anyone's looking, anyway. It's just a good healthy ride in the country. Tally ho!

Cipriani's absence adds to gloom as Wasps lose again

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William Fox-Pitt produced a high-class performance at the Burghley Horse Trials, making little of the atrociously wet weather to fill the top two places on Tamarillo and the 2005 winner, Ballincoola. The next two places went to another of the established British stars, Mary King on Imperial Cavalier and Apache Sauce.

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