Property The Magical Teapot, Linthill Studio, Lilliesleaf, Melrose, Scottish Borders TD6. Guide price £10,000. On with Rettie.

Plus exchange-to-completion times, 'Granlords', and a detached teapot

The Big Six

National Park retreats

Open Jaw: Where readers write back

Where to go in 2013

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin

Arsene Wenger brings Arsenal forward Andrei Arshavin in from the cold for Reading tie

Arsène Wenger insisted that he will play an "experienced" team at Reading in the Capital One Cup tonight, including Andrei Arshavin, as Arsenal come to terms with competing in three trophies.

Chelsea captain John Terry

One year on... John Terry will carry anti-racism message on to field

On the anniversary of Ferdinand confrontation Chelsea's captain returns to face Donetsk tonight

Rugged beauty: A glacial lake at 2,000m above sea level in Prokletije National Park

Where to go in 2013: Montenegro

Why go in 2013? Taming a wild beauty

Great Getaways: Méribel, Sri Lanka and chic Canada

Alpine escape

6,000 sites on historic danger list

A 100-year-old cinema in Devon, a Margate roller coaster and Britain's first atomic bomb store, in Thetford Heath, Suffolk, are among the historic sites at risk of being lost for future generations, warns English Heritage.

The Fulham manager has denied being unpopular with his team

Martin Jol: Bobby Zamora leaked to the media while at Fulham

Martin Jol, the Fulham manager, has hit back at the club's former striker Bobby Zamora for suggesting "the vast majority" of the west London club's squad do not like him.

Roberto Di Matteo has considered Arsenal a threat since the start of the season

Nobody likes us but we don't care – Roberto Di Matteo focused only on Arsenal

Chelsea manager also insists Terry will not be affected by outcome of FA disciplinary hearing

John Terry covers his mouth after his flashpoint with Anton Ferdinand

Barnes: Terry deserves another England chance

The former England international John Barnes, one of the nation's pioneering black footballers, said last night that John Terry should play international football again despite an independent commission finding the player guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

John Terry covers his mouth after his flashpoint with Anton Ferdinand

John Barnes: John Terry is guilty of 'unconscious racism'

England and Liverpool legend says Chelsea captain should be allowed to play for England again if he wants to

Tottenham's Steven Caulker tussles with Carlisle striker Danny Cadamarter

Andros Townsend keeps Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham steaming on

Carlisle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3

Scott Jurek during the Ultra Trial race, a 163km race around the Mont Blanc. He's considered by many to be the greatest ultrarunner of his generation

Eat & Run, by Scott Jurek

How did you spend the past 24 hours? Probably not in the same way as Scott Jurek did one day in May 2010, when at the age of 36 he ran non-stop for 165.7 miles, setting an American record.

Anti-drugs police in Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio Park

Cartels take cover in Costa Rica

With military crackdowns elsewhere, drug smugglers shift operations to the Central American country's vast national parks

Two die fighting fires in Alicante as tourists are evacuated from La Gomera

Two firefighters have died battling a wildfire in the Spanish province of Alicante.

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Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
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Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
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Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
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Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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