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Mike Hancock was suspended from the party this week following leak of unpublished report into his conduct

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Grace Dent on TV: Through the Keyhole, ITV

The perma-tanned prankster and his painfully unfunny peep show should be shown the door

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Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss: Airman who served in the Berlin Airlift and the Falklands conflict

For the Falklands war, he ended formation flying to save fuel and ordered mid-air refuelling

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Deadly parasite that led to death of four-year-old came from mains tap in residential area of St Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Briton Alan Clare dies after falling from hotel balcony in Benidorm

A British tourist has plunged to his death after falling from a hotel balcony in Benidorm.

PMI: UK services sector growth at six-year high

New business at companies ranging from restaurants to law firms expanded at the sharpest rate for more than 16 years

Last night's viewing - The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese, BBC1; Bad Education, BBC3

The days when programme-makers got to the end of an edit and spent days wrangling over a witty name for their labours are gone. This is the age of the Ronseal title: one that does exactly what it says on the tin, the more baldly sensational, the better. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, The Man with the 10-Stone Testicles, My Gastric Band Ruined My Life etc. You know what you're getting with these shows – a fascinating, prurient glimpse at a real-life oddity. They are the TV equivalent of a spread in That's Life! or Bella magazine, only with better editing and an emotive soundtrack.

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'Embarrassed' Gavin Henson says Bath have moved on from incident with Carl Fearns

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Scare in the community: Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Kaya Scodelario, Alfie Stewart in ‘Southcliffe’

Grace Dent on TV: Southcliffe, Channel 4; Love/Hate, Channel 5; I Love My Country, BBC 1

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Bradley Wiggins had to pull out of the Giro d’Italia

Bradley Wiggins hopes to ride out of the shadows in Tour of Poland

British rider gets back on his bike today looking for success to shore up his position with Team Sky

Damn this hot weather to hell!

It’d just be nice if there was some acknowledgement that not everyone thinks these high temperatures are paradise

BBC One's Andrew Marr will return to full-time television in September

Broadcaster has already conducted a political interview which will be broadcast on Sunday 

Surfers look at a whale while waiting for waves at Bondi beach in Sydney. A surfer was taken to local St Vincent's Hospital after being knocked unconscious by the giant's tail flick

Having a whale of a time... till giant's tail flick sends surfers flying

It was the size of a bus, and sea-loving Bishan Rajapakse came off worst

Don't use painkiller diclofenac if you have a heart problem, health officials warn

Health officials have advised patients with heart problems to avoid an over-the-counter painkiller used by millions after research found it can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack or a stroke.

On the right track? The train-spotting 10-year-old Hugo in ‘Child Genius’

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What do all these little know-it-alls know if they don't know how to have fun like other kids?

Simon Read: In need of protection? Don't jump in and fall for the wrong insurance cover

Look, I know you don't want to talk about this – I'm not all that comfortable discussing it myself – but if you have financial responsibilities then you really should think about protecting your family.

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