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Two out of three children admit to cheating in school sports because they feel under pressure to win, according to a survey to be released today.

Would you swap your home for a holiday?

Thanks to Debbie Wosskow, founder of Luxe Home Swap, owners of mid to high-end properties can now exchange their homes in style. But what are the rules of engagement? And how can one avoid a house swap horror, asks Emily Jenkinson.

Ponting taunts Strauss ahead of Ashes

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has urged his England counterpart Andrew Strauss not to forget to pack the Ashes when he flies out with his team on Friday.

Wales is making light of this anniversary

Active Autumn: It is 200 years since the Jubilee Tower was built to honour George III. David Atkinson finds out how the occasion will be marked

Accused Saudi prince: Aide fell and banged his head

A Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant told police the dead man had fallen and banged his head after drinking, a court heard today.

Hel Yes!, Londonewcastle Depot, 1-3 Wenlock Road, London N1

Had it stuck around, this London pop-up might have been just the place to change our perception of Finnish food

Barrister siege officer tells of gunfire exchange

A police firearms officer told an inquest today how he exchanged fire with a barrister who was shooting from a window at his home.

Inquest shown footage of barrister's final moments

The final fatal actions of gunman barrister Mark Saunders were shown to an inquest jury today in dramatic footage filmed by a police helicopter.

Mo Coppoletta: "If you want to succeed in tattooing, you need to breathe, eat, drink and smell tattooing."

One of the world’s most respected tattoo artists shares his inspiration and an insight into his work in the new book ‘Tattooed By The Family Business’.

£40m gems raid gunman jailed for 23 years

A gunman who terrified staff as he carried out the UK's biggest jewellery robbery was jailed for 23 years today.

Café Luc, 50 Marylebone High Street, London W1

The eponymous Luc is Luc van Oostende who (as his name subtly hints) comes from Belgium. Luc and his daughter Julie – a graduate of "the world's leading hotel management school" no less – have acquired a large Victorian building that was home to Eat and Two Veg, and installed a dead-chic brasserie in it.

Jury out in £40m jewel robbery trial

The jury trying seven men over a £40 million armed raid on a jeweller's retired today to begin its deliberations.

Cleaner charged with police station thefts

A contract cleaner has been accused of stealing valuables from officers at a police station.

Key players in jewellery heist 'unlikely to be caught'

The key players behind a £40 million jewellery heist are unlikely ever to be caught, a jury was told today.

Leading article: Bad sport

Perhaps selling off all those school playing fields isn't such a bad thing after all, considering the moral degeneracy they breed. That, at least, is the implication of a study by the Marylebone Cricket Club which finds that more than half of children witness unfair play on school pitches, from the faking of injury, to elbowing opponents, to arguing with the referee.

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