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Court rules that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

John Lichfield pays tribute to Nancy Wake, the Second World War's most decorated woman, who has died at the age of 98

Taarabt desire to leave Loftus Road an error, insists Warnock

The QPR manager Neil Warnock has admitted that his captain, Adel Taarabt, looks set to leave Loftus Road this summer – but thinks the youngster will grow to regret his decision.

Santos: Neymar price has been met

Chelsea remain in the hunt to sign the Brazilian teenage sensation Neymar, amid claims from Santos yesterday that five European clubs have met his contract's €45m (£40m) buy-out clause.

Container wins after Mistral pins Audi MedCup ashore

That Marseille joker called the Mistral pinned the Audi MedCup ashore today for what should have been the final race, meaning that the German yacht Container took the trophy.

FA investigate Gael Givet transfer to Blackburn

The Football Association have confirmed they are investigating evidence sent to them in relation to Gael Givet's transfer to Blackburn in 2009.

Toulon grant Henson reprieve but warn this is his last chance

Gavin Henson, the celebrity centre from Wales who has become far more famous for the things he does off the field than for the deeds he performs on it, is still a Toulon player.

Summer move to England on cards for Deschamps

The manager of Marseilles, Didier Deschamps, has decided he will finally make his move to the Premier League, at the end of this season.

Watcha Clan, Rich Mix, Shoreditch

Marseille-based Watcha Clan are the latest exponents of the Afro-French crossover groove style that has previously spawned bands like Lo'Jo, their music intended to surmount cultural divides through the judicious blending of beats and diverse influences. "This is Radio Berber!" announces singer Sista K, quickly correcting herself, "Radio Babel!"; but she's not wrong either way, there being more than a little of the hypnotic Berber desert-blues vibe about Watcha Clan's music, which reached Britain for the first time in front of a small but enthusiastic audience at east London's Rich Mix.

Nani remains furious with Jamie Carragher over tackle

Manchester United winger Nani has launched a furious attack on Jamie Carragher over the tackle which left him with an ugly gash on his leg.

United do it the hard way after Hernandez gives them fine start

Manchester United 2 Marseilles 1 (Man Utd win 2-1 on aggregate)

Hernandez double puts United in the quarter-finals

Manchester United 2 Marseille 1 (Manchester United win 2-1 on aggregate)

Netherlands recall Robben for Hungary double-header

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has been called up by coach Bert van Marwijk for the first time since last year's World Cup in a provisional 27-man squad for this month's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Hungary.

Nani and Rooney believe United can finish Marseilles job at home

Wayne Rooney and Luis Nani are both confident about Manchester United's progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. United drew 0-0 in the Stade Vélodrome on Wednesday night, leaving them favourites to progress but potentially vulnerable to an away goal. Both players, however, believe that United are capable of reaching their fifth consecutive Champions League quarter-final when the teams meet again on 15 March.

Wayne Rooney has no problem with playing on wing

Wayne Rooney insists he has no problem being shunted onto the left wing for Manchester United's drab Champions League draw with Marseille.

No way through for blunt United

Ferguson confident of progressing at home against Marseilles despite history of failing to win after drawing 0-0 away

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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