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Hundreds of upmarket fast-food outlets opened this year, explaining how as a nation we threw away £12.5 bn on burgers

British police 'reviewing security plans' for London Marathon in aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing that left three dead

Police are reviewing security arrangements for Sunday’s London Marathon in the wake of twin bomb attacks that left three dead at a race in Boston.

How To Be Beautiful: The best products for post-marathon

The best beauty advice is the stuff we don't want to hear: things guaranteed to make us look better that cost nothing, such as swapping a macchiato for a glass of water once in a while or making it to bed before "Sailing By" kicks in.

A furious Mo Farah took to Twitter today after his wife was involved in an alleged hit-and-run crash.

Mo Farah Twitter fury over alleged hit-and-run

A furious Mo Farah took to Twitter today after his wife was involved in an alleged hit-and-run crash.

Workers tunnelling in the Western tunnels. The new Crossrail route being dug from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east includes a 26 mile section of tunnels

Picture gallery reveals tunnelling marathon under London

Five machines digging 26-mile Crossrail network as Europe's biggest construction project aims for 2018 completion

The Sport Matrix: Monday 18 February 2013

Benitez and Terry best of friends as Chelsea stroll

Mo Farah wins the 3,000m at the British Grand Prix on Saturday

Marathon man Mo Farah should halt British decline, says Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe might be baffled by Mo Farah's "half measure" approach to this year's London Marathon – he plans to drop out at the midpoint – but the fastest female marathon runner of all-time believes the double Olympic champion will take British men's marathon running back to the future when he tackles the full 26.2 mile distance for the first time next year. The British men's record has been stuck at 2 hours 07 minutes 13 seconds, the time achieved by Welshman Steve Jones, since October 1985. In Radcliffe's estimation, Farah is "well capable of running a 2hr 04min marathon".

Mo Farah celebrates his 3,000m win

Mo Farah to become a half-marathon man in London

For Mo Farah, it was a relative sprint in the National Indoor Arena yesterday. The marathon, however, is coming for Britain's double golden boy.

Mo Farah crossing the finishing line to win gold in the 5,000m final

Mo Farah to make appearance at London Marathon

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run half of this year's Virgin London Marathon before making his debut over the full distance on the streets of the capital in 2014.

Coronation Street's Kylie Platt aka the actress Paula Lane at the National Television Awards

Coronation Street's Kylie Platt dons running shoes for blindness charity

Coronation Street star Paula Lane is calling on people to don their running shoes to raise money for a blindness charity.

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has revealed how he was detained by US border guards on suspicion of being a terrorist, despite showing them his two gold medals.

Mo Farah reveals he was detained in 'terror bungle' at US airport

The 29-year-old runner, who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list, has said he was detained by authorities while entering the US

My life in travel: Tom Aikens

‘Travel is finding good places to eat’

Wife accused of Eddie Kidd assaults

The estranged wife of paralysed motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been charged with assaulting him, police said.

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 3 October 2012

Van Persie at the double for United as Chelsea cruise

Leading article: These Games are about ability and inspiration

The London Paralympics promise to rekindle the popular euphoria of a fortnight ago

Claire Lomas, who completed the London Marathon in a robotic suit, lights the Paralympic cauldron in Trafalgar Square

London 2012: Cauldron is lit, now the athletes get set to fire up spectators

Best-ever Paralympic Games will simply 'blow away' the watching public, says Lord Coe

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture