Sport New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at Gillette Stadium in New England

Letter: Happy workers discipline themselves

Sir: Lest there be any suspicion that the far-sighted fellow whose business methods you described in today's front-page report (24 July) is merely a lone idealistic crackpot, let me disabuse such doubts.

'In Bulgaria, my novel's main character turned up to meet me'

PASSPORT: MALCOLM BRADBURY

`Crime that the death penalty was made for'

McVeigh verdict craved by most Americans, writes Tim Cornwell

US mad cow fears

The spectre of mad cow disease affecting American cattle spooked commodities traders in Chicago last week. Prices of cattle futures were thrown into turmoil after the death of a 62-year-old-farmer in Indiana from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Obituary: Tony Zale

Tony Zale grew up in the searing, stinking heat of the steel town of Gary, Indiana, and fought his way out to become one of the greatest middleweight boxing champions of all time.

Boxing: Boom time for the Prince

Hamed's breathtaking finish sends a message to the world as durable Johnson succumbs at last

Exploring the good luck gene

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Cabbage Patch doll `eats' girls' hair

Greenville, South Carolina (AP) - In the third such incident since Christmas, a little girl's hair got caught in the mouth of a battery-powered doll that mimics eating. Three-year-old Carly Mize was left partly bald on Thursday when her hair was snagged by her doll and pulled out of her scalp.

Letter: Tags do help to prevent crime

Sir: There would have been no need for Stephen Shaw and Paul Cavadino to speculate (letters, 12 November) on the likely effect of monitoring a home curfew order on young offenders with the electronic tag, had they looked to the evidence.

Infamous pugilist suffers unexpected reversal

Evander Holyfield caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing on Saturday when he scored an 11th-round technical knockout over Mike Tyson in Las Vegas to become the World Boxing Association heavyweight champion. Holyfield, 34 from Atlanta, Georgia, who was at odds of more than 16-1 against just a few days before the contest at the MGM Grand Casino, equalled Muhammad's Ali's record of winning a version of the heavyweight title three times.

Film: Mission: frankly unoriginal

The Critics

US to spurn Imperial float

Imperial Tobacco, which is to be spun off from Hanson, will probably be spurned by US investors, after the recent traumatic events for the industry over there.

Agassi pays the price

Andre Agassi, who was defaulted from the RCA Championships tournament in Indiana- polis on Wednesday, has been fined ($6,000) pounds 4,000.

Me and my Spyder

Rebel, The Life and Legend of James Dean by Donald Spoto HarperCollins, pounds 18; James Dean yearned for love, but courted dislike.

Essay, essay, essay again

What has become of the once-glorious art of the essay? And why aren't the British any good at it?
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Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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