Bentley try puts Lions in fast lane

Rugby Union Gauteng 14 British Isles 20

Quinnell's tour exit disturbs the Lions

Rugby Union

Lions accept Gibbs' historic suspension

It was the sort of punch that occurs a dozen times in any game of rugby league, but Scott Gibbs is not playing league any more. Yesterday, the Welsh centre became the first Lion ever to be suspended after being found guilty of thumping Grant Esterhuizen, the Northern Transvaal back, during Saturday's contest at Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Rowell critical as England are out-kicked

Rugby Union

Rugby Union: Brooke drives Auckland through

Auckland continued their impressive defence of the Super 12 title with a storming 45-28 win over Otago in Dunedin yesterday.

Fireproof Winnie scorches back

It seemed set to be a humiliating week. First she was ridiculed for selling dirt from the garden of her old Soweto home to tourists. Then she was found trying to flog a warts-and-all account of her life with President Mandela for pounds 500,000. But Winnie Mandela, fallen heroine of the anti-apartheid struggle, has bounced back.

Rugby Union: Pontypridd fall away

Round-up

Zulu boy heads back to Britain

A 12-year-old Zulu boy at the centre of a tug-of-love battle between his parents and the white family which raised him was last night heading back to Britain.

Blood and guts in Johannesburg

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Fearful Thugwane pulls out

Athletics

Pretoria to put troops into 'crime jungle'

Murder capital: War veterans head Johannesburg clean-up

Defiant Zulus prepare to march

The stage is set for a potentially bloody confrontation today between police and thousands of mostly Zulu supporters of the Inkatha Freedom Party who will descend on Johannesburg this morning to commemorate the 1994 Shell House killings.

SOWETO SWINGS

The clubs in Johannesburg's notorious black township are wild and wonde rful

Piggott is poised to return

Lester Piggott may make a one-off return to race-riding as captain of an international team of jockeys taking part in a celebrity race at Gosforth racecourse in Johannesburg on 17 February. If any of the provisional squad of Cash Asmussen, Willie Carson, Lanfranco Dettori, Pat Eddery and Michael Kinane fails to make the trip, Piggott will ride.

Letter: South Africa's time to forgive

Sir: The campaign against John Lloyd, the Labour Party candidate for Exeter, is ill-founded and vindictive (" 'Terrorism' returns to haunt candidate", 27 October).
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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

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Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment