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Denilson denies rift with Fabregas

Denilson maintains there is no rift with his team-mate Cesc Fabregas, clarifying his statements about Arsenal's leadership.

Britons 'waste 91 hours with alarm snooze button'

Lazy Britons are wasting up to 91 hours a year just by hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks, according to a survey.

Man found dead in flat suffered head injuries

A murder victim whose body was found at his flat had suffered severe head injuries, police confirmed today.

MI6 officer last seen eight days before his body found

The last confirmed sighting of the MI6 officer found murdered in his London home was eight days before his body was discovered, police said last night.

The ten best sofa beds

Lie back, relax, and take in our selection of the finest sofa beds. Ideally suited for a husband in the dog house or a best friend too merry to find their way home.

The A-Z of giving: Perfect presents for every alphabetical individual

Friends, family... they’re all so different. Luckily, we’ve identified perfect presents for every alphabetical individual.



Business dip hits foreign visitor numbers

The UK's ability to attract overseas visitors is being hit by a dearth of foreign business travellers, it was revealed today.

Paper Heart (PG)

This indie squib wobbles briefly on a tightrope between sincerity and cuteness before plunging headlong to a death-by-whimsy.

The Agitator: 'I have deceived my friends, and I had millions of them'

The 2nd of November, like each of its 364 essential cousins of calendar, is almost inevitably twinned with an historic anniversary snoozing somewhere in the catacombs of history

I Love You, Beth Cooper (15)

Chris Columbus has been the directorial hand behind some dire movies – Home Alone, Nine Months, Stepmom – but he at least tries something slightly different here, with a script by Larry Doyle that almost tips into raunchiness.

Catherine Townsend: To Tell Or Not To Tell?

I'm in LA for a few days, but I was really interested to read The Frisky's take on whether or not you should tell a friend if you suspect that their partner has been cheating.

Life on the Fringe: Your friends need you (or just your cash)

Getting a show up to Edinburgh costs money, a lot of money, often a lot of private money from the person or persons driving the project. Accommodation in Edinburgh is certainly not cheap during the Fringe, nor is travel up and back and the performances themselves aren't cheap to put on.

Rhodri Marsden: Suffering from website envy?

Two friends of mine had a major spat a couple of years ago over their respective website designs. The fact that they didn't much care for each other in the first place didn't help the situation, but one of them claimed – with some justification, it has to be said – that the other had swiped the overall look of her website and indiscreetly applied it to his.

Sir Henry Hodge

We are poorer by the death of Henry Hodge (obituary, 30 June), but richer by his lifelong work, writes Andy Thomas.

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