David Edge

Promoter of scientific understanding

Dallaglio and Wasps survive tough Irish test

Wasps 35 London Irish 11

Worsley set to face Leicester

Hockey: Canterbury and Slough battle for final play-off spot

WITH THE first three of the four play-off places for the Women's Premiership League title almost certainly booked by Hightown, Ipswich and Fyffes Leicester, tomorrow's game at High Wycombe between fourth placed Canterbury and Slough, a point behind in sixth, is crucial for both.

Letter: `Designer' babies

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Hockey: Nottingham maintain winning momentum

NOTTINGHAM, THE current leaders in the DTZ Midland Premier League, missed relegation last season by one place. Now, with a 100 per cent record, they are riding high following their 4-0 win against North Stafford at the weekend.

Obituary: Lord Montague of Oxford

While still only 26, Montague founded his own electrical firm. `I used to make the goods, deliver them to the back door, and then go round to the front to collect the money'

10,000 FREE Cinema Preview Tickets

The Independent and Independent on Sunday have teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to give away 10,000 cinema tickets to an exclusive preview screening of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Sunday 19 September.

Girls dominating exam pass charts

GIRLS ROMPED home ahead of boys in GCSE league tables for independent schools published yesterday.

Majorca victim had violent history

A BRITISH divorcee murdered in a sex attack on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca was yesterday revealed to have spent her last hours on Sunday night drinking and displaying offbeat behaviour.

Great Railway Fiascos No 9: Train delay could have ruined career

STUCK ON a train as it crawled into London hopelessly late, Dr Debbie Shawcross was gripped by a "blind panic" as the start of an important examination came and went. The young doctor had paid pounds 440 to sit the Royal College of Physicians exam and had set out at 7am to arrive relaxed and in plenty of time. But because the Virgin train she caught from Milton Keynes to Euston couldn't cope with a light January snow, the stop-start service was nearly three hours late.

FA pays out pounds 10,000 to bar female coach

THE FOOTBALL Association was fending off accusations of sexism yesterday after paying a senior woman coach an extra pounds 10,000 in compensation rather than give her an advanced licence as recommended by an employment tribunal.

Food & Drink: What price organic wine, then?

Make sure you know what you are buying by tasting some of the latest wines on offer at the `Organic Food and Wine Festival' next week
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The mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army
Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

Robert Fisk on the Turkey conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
Investigation into wreck of unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden

Sunken sub

Investigation underway into wreck of an unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden
Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes

Age of the selfie

Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes
Not so square: How BBC's Bloomsbury saga is sexing up the period drama

Not so square

How Virginia Woolf saga is sexing up the BBC period drama
Rio Olympics 2016: The seven teenagers still carrying a torch for our Games hopes

Still carrying the torch

The seven teenagers given our Olympic hopes
The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis...

...but history suggests otherwise
The bald truth: How one author's thinning hair made him a Wayne Rooney sympathiser

The bald truth

How thinning hair made me a Wayne Rooney sympathiser
Froome wins second Tour de France after triumphant ride into Paris with Team Sky

Tour de France 2015

Froome rides into Paris to win historic second Tour
Fifteen years ago, Concorde crashed, and a dream died. Today, the desire to travel faster than the speed of sound is growing once again

A new beginning for supersonic flight?

Concorde's successors are in the works 15 years on from the Paris crash
I would never quit Labour, says Liz Kendall

I would never quit party, says Liz Kendall

Latest on the Labour leadership contest
Froome seals second Tour de France victory

Never mind Pinot, it’s bubbly for Froome

Second Tour de France victory all but sealed
Oh really? How the 'lowest form of wit' makes people brighter and more creative

The uses of sarcasm

'Lowest form of wit' actually makes people brighter and more creative
A magazine editor with no vanity, and lots of flair

No vanity, but lots of flair

A tribute to the magazine editor Ingrid Sischy
Foraging: How the British rediscovered their taste for chasing after wild food

In praise of foraging

How the British rediscovered their taste for wild food