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Appeal over Oscar Pistorius bail conditions may lead to athlete competing abroad ahead of trial

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius are appealing against some of the Olympic athlete's bail restrictions in a court in the South African capital today.

Young TV actor cleared of gay sex attack

A young television actor was today cleared of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

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Review: Black Vodka, By Deborah Levy

Hard-hitting love stories that don't pull punches

Canadian man has knife removed from back THREE YEARS after being stabbed

McNeely told local press he had been uncomfortable since the stabbing and had set off every metal detector he went through in the past three years

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Peter Shilton claims to be unable to pay £1,000 fine in one go

The former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton was today ordered to pay immediately the £1,020 fine he was given after being found guilty of drink-driving at Colchester Magistrates' Courts, despite claiming he wanted to pay in instalments because of the divorce he is currently going through.

Lance Corporal James Ashworth to receive posthumous Victoria Cross for protecting comrades in Afghanistan

A British soldier who died as he protected the lives of his comrades in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius 'twice called to interrupt innocent meeting between Reeva Steenkamp and her former long-term boyfriend in the days before her death'

News comes after Pistorius' close friend revealed the Olympian is 'on the verge of suicide'

Ex-lead detective in Oscar Pistorius murder trial quits police force after own attempted murder revelation

'Personal' reasons cited for Hilton Botha's retirement from SAPS

Stroke brought on by heading footballs caused 'talented' young striker to collapse and die

Bryan Herbert collapsed just hours after playing for his Lancashire-based football club Bacup Borough

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Family split forms after Oscar Pistorius' father attacks ANC

The seemingly united front of the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ family, who huddled together in the public gallery throughout his bail hearing, began to crack today.

New arrest over Picasso art raid in Rotterdam

A 19-year-old Romanian woman was arrested by Dutch police today in connection with the audacious theft last October of paintings, including a Picasso and a Monet, from an art gallery in Rotterdam.

Practice makes perfect: Sue Perkins as vet Sara in Heading Out

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At first glance, it might seem that Heading Out will be one of those cosy BBC sitcoms that neither offends nor raises laughs. Yes, the lead character Sara is gay, which may raise the frisson of hackles in more neanderthal households, but she's also a vet (possibly incompetent, certainly surrounded by incompetence), who's struggling to find the right partner and whose parents are out of touch. So far, so archetypal.

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Philpott wife 'performed sex act on co-accused to keep him onside' after house fire that killed six children

A father accused of killing his six children in a house fire watched as his wife had sex with another man accused of their manslaughter just days after the fatal blaze, a court heard.

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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