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Energy and business minister Michael Fallon has given the strongest indication yet that the Government will block elected officials who vetoed a £12bn nuclear-waste dump from being able to do so again.

The former Derby favourite Kingsbarns may run on Sunday

Kingsbarns at last set to live up to reputation

The status of Derby favourite proved something of a poisoned chalice this spring, when first Kingsbarns and then Telescope dropped out of the Epsom picture with setbacks. Both are about to start making up for lost time, however, each having been given an exploratory Group Three entry this weekend. Telescope, who made an impressive resumption at Leicester last month, could go to Haydock on Saturday, while Kingsbarns is on course to reappear at the Curragh the following day.

Lethal Force in the home straight on his way to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Lethal Force claims Diamond Jubilee Stakes victory

11-1 shot takes impressive victory at Royal Ascot seeing off Kieren Fallon's favourite Society Rock

Colour change: Frankie Dettori will not have the security of riding in Godolphin blue when he returns as a freelance

Frankie Dettori must wait before facing tough challenge

Italian will find his racing world very different when French approve return after drugs ban

Frankie Dettori failed a drugs test at Longchamp in September

Dettori case 'does not mean drugs are rife'

Newmarket is no 'den of iniquity', says racing's chaplain on fears raised by jockey's positive test

There has been tension between the two players since Suarez (left) racially abused Evra

Why a four-game ban for John Terry when Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was suspended for eight?

Analysis: There is quiet content within the FA that it got this one right

Paul Hanagan (right) has earned promotion

Champion Hanagan lands Hamdan post

The theory that the jockeys' championship is nowadays a brute measure of stamina and consistency, rather than a proof of essential class, has this week been roundly rejected by the Maktoum family. On Tuesday, they hired Silvestre De Sousa to ride for Godolphin; and yesterday Sheikh Hamdan filled his impending vacancy, as retained jockey, with the only man to top De Sousa in last year's standings. For Paul Hanagan, the appointment is a gratifying breakthrough even after consecutive titles in 2010 and 2011, which had seemed to consummate long, uncomplaining service away from the big stage.

Redknapp and Mandaric at Portsmouth

Acquittals leave campaign to tame English football's 'casino capitalism' in tatters

Verdicts are not just an embarrassment for the tax authorities but a major blow for the City of London Police

The puffing QC the stars want on their side

John Kelsey-Fry's successful defence of Harry Redknapp confirms his position as QC of choice for famous sporting figures who find themselves in the courts.

Hoof It takes second shot at top level

Hoof It, beaten favourite for the Nunthorpe Stakes at York 11 days ago, is to be given another chance at Group One level in the Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday. Mick Easterby's charge was yesterday added to the field for the six-furlong contest as a late entry and is one of 17 contenders at this stage for the £225,000 purse.

Fallon hits century in hot pursuit of the title

The whole dynamic of the jockeys' championship has changed since Kieren Fallon won it for a sixth time, back in 2003. Even so, the milestone he reached yesterday, when riding his 100th winner of the campaign, confirmed he could yet roll back the years at 46. Fallon still ended the afternoon 11 behind the defending champion, Paul Hanagan, but the satisfaction he would obtain from retrieving the title, after all his notorious vicissitudes, guarantees that he will be giving it everything during the coming weeks.

Yorkshire Dale ends 14-year drought

Apprentice plays waiting game to perfection as he guides Moyenne Corniche to victory in Europe's richest handicap

Johnson awaits the consequences after learning welfare verdict

Jumps trainer Howard Johnson was left last night with his career in limbo after the conclusion of an inquiry into alleged breaches of rules governing horse welfare. Co Durham-based Johnson admitted the most serious accusation, that he had run the chaser Striking Article after the horse had undergone denerving surgery while in his care, but claimed he was unaware of the rule that states he should not have done so.

Midday strikes again for Nassau hat-trick

Mare follows in stablemate Frankel's hoofprints with Group One victory but former champion Ryan Moore's season is over

Strong Suit's success only underlines weak point in Canford case

Today is not the first time Richard Hannon has reckoned he might have a shot at ending Frankel's perfect record. The champion trainer took him on at Newbury in April, and was mystified to see Strong Suit fold so tamely. A wind operation since, however, has permitted the chestnut to show his true colours – and a dashing success on the first day of the meeting here yesterday ensured that Richard Hughes, in particular, will be full of confidence when he meets Frankel this afternoon.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee