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Ben Foden was keen to make himself clear. "When you play the Barbarians, you find yourselves being pulled into their style of rugby," the England full-back said this week. "It's hard not to get swept up in it and that's when mistakes happen. We need to control the tempo of the game, to play in the right areas." It was a thoughtful appraisal of the prospects for tomorrow's contest at Twickenham. Anyone would think it was a Test match.
Wasps 10 Newcastle 14
Saracens v Northampton
Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson apologised today for his "stupid and irresponsible actions" after he was arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine at a supermarket.
Spare a thought for the growing band who missed out on the turkey, TV and time with the family to keep the country going
A family of badgers – two adults and three young – visit my garden. I've taken pictures, but they are so shy they disappear at the slightest sound. The female is the one with the mottled nose. When badgers fight, they often grab their opponent's nose and bite. The pinkish colouring is scar tissue from battles.
BA steward Steve McDonald will see more than airports with his first prize: a £3,000 commission from Insight
One of Britain's most senior judges said yesterday that libel courts must not become places where religious and doctrinal differences are hammered out.
A businessman jailed for seriously injuring an intruder after the lives of his family were threatened by knife-wielding burglars in their home was shown "mercy" and freed by senior judges today.
A Slice of Britain: They are working flat out in appalling conditions, desperately trying to keep the traffic moving through the ice. But they aren't working fast enough for the public, and the salt is running low...
Home Secretary says he is 'uncomfortable' at sentence for burglary victims
Scotland Yard appealed today for help to trace 10 dangerous criminals hiding in Britain who are wanted overseas.
Three men cleared of planning to bomb transatlantic airliners were today facing the prospect of being retried on charges of conspiracy to murder.
Three British Muslims convicted of plan to blow up transatlantic airliners that could have been deadlier than the twin tower attacks
Islamic extremist Abdulla Ahmed Ali was today found guilty of conspiring to murder thousands in an unprecedented airline bomb plot.
Until recently female cricket was almost non-existent. Now, coached by England's World Cup women victors, young girls are flocking to learn the gentleman's game. Liz Lightfoot visits a school to see a new trend in the making