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Boris Johnson (right) has lauded Eddie Mair (left) for the tough TV grilling he gave him on Sunday

Boris Johnson puts his troubles behind him after Eddie Mair grilling – as his father Stanley launches war of words on BBC

Stanley Johnson calls interview with his son a ‘disgusting piece of journalism

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on his way to victory yesterday

Hamilton accused by Massa over latest crash

Brazilian rejects stewards' decision and accuses 2008 champion of 'fatal attraction'

Child maintenance excuses revealed

A hardcore of parents are trying to avoid paying child maintenance using "ridiculous" excuses - including a footballer earning £4,000 a week who said he could not pay off arrears because of the cost of keeping his Ferrari on the road, a government report revealed today.

Diary: Take that, capitalism...

Robbie Williams has been railing against the evils of capitalism on his personal blog. "The system is destined to explode, and I think it's sooner rather than later," claims the singer, who previously expressed an interest in 9/11 conspiracy theories and the illuminati. "If we could get Communism to work without corruption, I'm in... Consume, consume, consume: We're at the tipping point, my friends. Fasten your seatbelt, we're in for a bumpy ride. I'm a socialist capitalist, which leads to guilt..." And the source of Williams's internal capitalist/socialist struggle? "I'm having a bit of a Rolls Royce Phantom issue at the moment... I'd luuuuuurrrvvvveee [sic] one."

Velez Sarsfield win Argentine league title

Velez Sarsfield won their eighth Argentine title yesterday with a match to spare when they beat Huracan 2-0 away on the season's penultimate weekend

Screen Talk: Disney lacks seal of approval

The Walt Disney Company is taking on the might of the US military. Disney moved swiftly to trademark the name "Seal Team 6", the counter-terrorism unit responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, shortly after the news broke.

Why Last Night is a new morning for Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes has been typecast for her looks but in her most recent films, the actress strips away the glamour to focus on her talent. Kaleem Aftab meets her

Alonso signs with Ferrari to 2016

Fernando Alonso gave his fans a message they wanted to hear yesterday, when he confirmed that he will stay with Ferrari until the end of the 2016 season.

Ferrari want more investment in Formula One

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has urged Formula One's commercial rights holders CVC to start investing in the sport to guarantee his team's future interest.

The Business On... Takafumi Horie, Founder, Livedoor

I remember Livedoor – whatever happened to it?

Diary: Battle of the naughty novels

There's something strangely familiar-sounding about the novel that Sally Bercow, 5'11", wife of Commons Speaker Senor John Bercow, 5'7" in heels, is said to be circulating to publishers. Mrs Bercow, a first-time fiction writer, has titled her tome Westminster Wives.

Scam victims' cash funded Ferrari and private jet

Richard Pope was a "wannabe playboy" who spent the life savings of British pensioners on a top-of-the range Ferrari, a yacht and a private jet.

Saha unhurt after crashing Ferrari

Louis Saha has walked away unscathed after crashing his Ferrari 458 into a fence in Wilmslow, Cheshire on Sunday night. His manager, David Moyes, made a joke of the incident, referring to his past injury record, exclaiming: "Incredibly, he has no injuries from it!"

Footballers who couldn't take corners

Everton striker Louis Saha has escaped unharmed after crashing his Ferrari on a country road. The 32-year-old was driving his blue Ferrari 458 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, shortly before 9pm last night when he lost control of the car and collided with a fence.

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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