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In April, Levante were 3-0 down at half-time, and in the dressing midfielder Jose Barkero accused some of his team-mates of deliberately not trying

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Rallying: KTM riders shine in Spain

BAD WEATHER in Southern Spain yesterday forced organisers to replace the 115km first timed stage of the Dakar Rally with a 5km stage held on the same course as Thursday's prologue. Wind and rain prevented the field, which later embarked for a short crossing of the Mediterranean to Morocco, from battling it out in the hills of Andalucia.

Noye extradition backed

Noye extradition backed

Who's Suing Whom: Rental firms sue Government for pounds 400m

CONSUMER RENTALS groups Thorn and Granada are suing the Government for up to pounds 400m over the insurance tax. They claim that it has unlawfully raised the cost of extended warranty insurance on consumer goods and resulted in widescale shop closures and the loss of more than 500 jobs.

A short stay in... Granada

If you want to immerse yourself totally in all that is quintessentially Spanish, this historic, poetic, passionate Andalusian city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada is the place. By Steven Davison

Spanish come to bury Lorca, not to praise him

The poet was murdered for being gay and left-wing, but official centenary tributes ignore this, writes Elizabeth Nash

Television: When truth is stranger than fiction

WE BRITISH love a good elegy, and the repeat showing of Brideshead Revisited (C4, Sat) has given us a kind of double elegy fix. The first, of course, was Evelyn Waugh's own original obituary for stately England. The second was for the golden age of television - epitomised by Granada's Brideshead - that ran from Civilisation to Jewel in the Crown and is now, alas, lost, killed (so the myth has it) by franchise auctions and focus groups.

Fame and shame and Salavador Dali

`Cruel, heartless and corrupt, immersed in his sleazy world' - Salvador Dali's biographer has a low opinion of The Great Masturbator.

Savoy group to expand overseas

The Savoy Hotel group, revitalised by managing director Ramon Pajares, is planning to move back overseas just two years after selling the prestigious Lancaster Hotel in Paris, reports Magnus Grimond.

Hello daddy, hello mummy. Life at summer camp is scrummy

An old US institution immortalised in song is now fashionable in Britain, reports Susie Currie

GAME ON; THE BROADER PICTURE

As the big-band music swells, enter Cilla. Cue audience applause. Miss Black (basso profundo): "Surprise, surprise / The unexpected hits you between the eyes / The unpredictable, that's the surprise / Surprise, surprise!" It's not much of a song; yet Surprise, Surprise, the successful TV show in which Cilla explores the Schopenhauerian randomness of human experience, is finding willing imitators beyond these shores. In Britain, we have Cilla; in Italy, they have Raffaella Carra, host of Carramba! Che Sorpresa.

Doctor's dilemma

From Barcelona to Belfast, Hereford to Haifa, Michael Pennington has toured the world as Anton Chekhov - in a one-man show that began, appropriately enough, on the Trans-Siberian Express. Here he recounts his long relationship with a writer he calls his `companion in life, murmuring in one's ear'

Clinton relives the memory of Spain's ultimate sunset

The documents were all signed, the security operation wound down, but Bill Clinton had one piece of business to complete before leaving Spain after this week's Nato summit: to visit Granada to show Hillary and Chelsea "the most beautiful sunset in the world".

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An underground movement

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Save the Tiger: Meet the hunters tasked with protecting Russia's rare Amur tiger

Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
Transfers: How has your club fared in summer sales?

How has your club fared in summer sales?

Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

Warwick Davis on Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter and his perfect role
The best swim shorts for men: Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer

The best swim shorts for men

Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup