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The Cameroonian scored a hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday

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We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a two-night break for two in Majorca.

Travel Agenda: Rio Loco festival; Whitby open studios; Kensington's music day; flights to Boa Vista

Today While South Africa continues to entertain the planet, Toulouse celebrates the World Cup's host nation in the south-west of France with the Rio Loco festival, which runs until Monday with music, dance and art ( rio-loco.org).

Wood sets course record in pursuit of first title

While all the chatter in the Usk Valley here this week concerns the Ryder Cup, Chris Wood has more mundane matters on his mind. Let the rest worry about a match taking place in four months' time. To young Chris from Bristol it's all about the here and now and a chance to win "just another sort of normal European Tour event".

48 Hours: Palma

New flights make Mallorca's capital even easier to reach from the UK this summer. Imogen Haddon samples the port city's fine food, architecture and art

Hanson wins third event in play-off

Sweden's Peter Hanson overcame a one-shot penalty to win his third European Tour title in a play-off with Spain's Alejandro Canizares in Majorca yesterday.

UK ticket wins £84m EuroMillions jackpot

A lottery ticket bought in the UK won a record £84.4m in last night's EuroMillions draw. The prize is almost exactly 50 per cent more than the previous highest UK payout, the £56m won on in February this year by 43-year-old Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.

Alan Sillitoe, chronicler of working-class life, dies

Author influenced generations with his acclaimed Fifties novels

Vicar apologises for burial mix-up

A vicar apologised to a Church of England court today for a "foolish mistake" which led to a murder victim being buried in the wrong grave.

Sunny delight: An impromptu Mallorca trip helps Anna Pavord to forget the worst of the winter damage

"We're not out of the woods yet," said a friend, who enjoys the disasters in his garden more than the delights. We'd been walking around looking at things that might be dead. "Too early to say," I hedged, as he pointed to another stretch of frost-blasted climber. But I wasn't saying what he wanted to hear, and irritated by my Pollyanna-ish attitude, he threw out this hope that even worse weather might yet be in store.

Promoter behind 'Ibiza Rocks' hopes to repeat its success in Mallorca

For years it was known as the “Gomorrah of the Med” – a paradise island of unparalleled hedonism where clubbers could behave as badly as they liked on the streets of San Antonio.

Ronaldo hails return of Kaka

Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed the return to action of team-mate Kaka as Real Madrid's two biggest summer signings were able to start only their second league match together since September against Real Mallorca last night.

Gately's partner lodges 'Mail' article complaint

The late pop singer Stephen Gately's partner, Andrew Cowles, has formally lodged a complaint with the press standards watchdog about a column in the Daily Mail by Jan Moir.

Boyzone 'overwhelmed' by support over Stephen Gately's death

Stephen Gately's grief-stricken Boyzone bandmates said they were "truly overwhelmed" as they arrived in Majorca to bring the body of their best friend home.

Boyzone singer 'died of natural causes'

Doctors say undiagnosed heart condition is most likely reason for fluid on the lungs

Boyzone's Gately died of natural causes

The body of Boyzone star Stephen Gately can make a final sad journey home after his death on the island of Majorca, a judge said today.

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