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From campervans and Yorkshire's hidden gems to whales In Mexico and bush retreats in Cairns

Parks recovers from Roman circus

The last time Dan Parks was in the Stadio Flaminio was on the Ides of March 2008. He departed with a hail of critical daggers being thrust between his shoulder blades.

Free online TV unites broadcasters

A new television streaming service launches online today, bringing together shows from the BBC, Channel 4 and Five on a single site.

Hit & Run: Eat your hearts out, Brangelina

It is, depending on your tittle-tattle tolerance levels, the most cockle-warming or barf-inducing celebrity story of the new year. What started as a whirlwind romance between Russell Brand, the bouffanted comedian and former sex addict, and "I kissed a girl" pop star, Katy Perry, has gathered pace in recent weeks to become a tornado of hand-in-hand pap shots, lovey-dovey Twitter exchanges and, during a New Years Eve trip to India, a proposal blessed by a "love guru".

World's best job ends with a jellyfish sting

The winner of a competition for what was billed the "best job in the world" has been stung by a potentially deadly jellyfish days before completing his assignment as caretaker of a tropical island in Queensland, Australia.

Steve Deane: Spare a few tears for those embattled England devotees

Poor old Eddie Hemmings, the long-suffering English league commentator. Saturday's Four Nations final defeat by Australia was almost more than he could take.

Lockyer’s final flourish leaves England reeling

England 16 Australia 46

South Australia's Kangaroo Island: Land of hops and glories

The air is pure, the land is rugged and the native wildlife brings even the most committed urbanite closer to Mother Nature

Crabtree is the Big Daddy now

England's prop – and nephew of the famous wrestler – has won a name for himself as a fearsome impact player. Ahead of the Four Nations final, he tells Dave Hadfield how he ditched his delicate reputation

Smith puts faith in Bridge for tough Kiwi test

It is time for the unlikely lads to come to the aid of the party at Huddersfield this evening. If England are to beat New Zealand and progress into the final of the Four Nations next weekend, they need special performances from players who, at different stages, seemed unlikely to be involved in this sort of occasion.

Steve Deane: English trudge back to drawing board

Woe is England. At least it was, and probably still is, despite their second-half fightback against the Kangaroos in Wigan yesterday.

England find Kangaroos are too clever by half

England 16 Australia 26

Tomkins lives his dream with debut on home turf

England bank on wild-card selections and 'big' physical presence to unsettle Aussies

Hindmarsh recalled by Aussies to face England in Four Nations

Nathan Hindmarsh will make his Test comeback at the age of 30 in the Australian side to face England in the Four Nations on Saturday.

MP gives asylum to Jersey whistle-blower

A Jersey senator who blew the whistle on a secret police report has fled to Britain to seek legal asylum after claiming that he is being denied a fair trial on the channel island.

Classic fare at Stoop gives England food for thought

England recognise that they will have to improve dramatically if they are to close the gap between the northern and southern hemispheres that has already become apparent in the Four Nations.

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'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

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Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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