'I'm good with a water cannon'

Selorm Kuadey pictured scoring for Sale in 2008

Former Sale Sharks wing Selorm Kuadey dies age 24

Sale Sharks have announced the death of their former wing Selorm Kuadey at the age of 24.

Katy Perry leads People's choice winners

Katy Perry has won the most People's Choice Awards at the 38th annual fan-favourite extravaganza, but viewers would not have known it from watching the ceremony.

Mario Balotelli says Roberto Mancini is his favourite manager

I have no friends in Manchester, claims frustrated Balotelli

A lonely young man, exasperated by the English press, who wants to become more involved in Italian social issues. That was the picture Mario Balotelli drew of himself in an extensive interview published yesterday.

Mario Balotelli says Roberto Mancini is his favourite manager

I have no friends in England, claims frustrated Balotelli

Italian striker talks of his exasperation with press and his social concerns in heartfelt interview

Memories of Milligan, By Norma Farnes

Spike: the man, but not his work

Eleven die after hot air balloon hits power lines and bursts into flames

Eleven people were killed last night when a hot air balloon on a pleasure flight burst into flames and plunged 500ft to the ground in New Zealand.

Anuj Bidve's family visit Salford murder scene

The parents of an Indian engineering student who was shot dead on Boxing Day re-traced the final moments of their son's life today.

Attenberg (18)

"Seeing genitals in your sleep is a bad omen," Bella informs Marina. Seeing Attenberg, any time, is a nightmare for lovers of plot or drama.

DVD: The Slap (15)

Melissa George again; this time she's Rosie, a drippy, hippie mum, in this engrossing eight-part ensemble drama adapted from Christos Tsiolkas's novel about the barbed underbelly of Melbourne suburbia.

Anuj Bidve, a student at Lancaster University, was shot dead in Salford, early on Boxing Day

Salford student killing is being treated as hate crime, say police

Racial motive possible in Boxing Day shooting previously considered a random attack

Downton delivers the one present its devotees wanted

Christmas TV review

Howard Jacobson: The near-religious zeal that drives the godless

Finding in his illness proof that an atheist dies better than a Christian strikes me as tasteless

Girl left Facebook suicide message

An aspiring model announced she was going to commit suicide on Facebook before throwing herself under a speeding train, an inquest jury has been told.

Letters: Hitchens and religion

Some Christians don't 'mewl' at death

Race on for top spot as singles sales soar again

The race for the Christmas No 1 gets under way in earnest today, marking the climax of a record-breaking year for singles sales.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells