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Rio is now in the sights of World Cup champion who has capped a highly successful year by being named the first BT Sport Action Woman of the Year

Labour savours success at Welsh polls

Labour celebrated its election success in Wales with a mini victory parade by a statue of one its most famous politicians.

Nine held over rape tweets bailed

Nine people have been bailed in connection with the naming on Twitter of the victim in footballer Ched Evans' rape case, police said.

Nine arrested over naming of rape victim

Nine more people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in footballer Ched Evans's rape case.

Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was jailed for five years for rape last Friday

Rapist's teammate suspended

Sheffield United defender Connor Brown has been suspended by the club for comments he made on Twitter following teammate Ched Evans's jail sentence for rape.

Ched Evans has been jailed for rape

Sheffield United suspend Connor Brown following Ched Evans related Tweets

Sheffield United have suspended reserve-team player Connor Brown for posts he made on Twitter following team-mate Ched Evans' jail sentence for rape.

Sheffield United striker and Wales international Ched Evans

Wales footballer is jailed for raping teenager 'too drunk to consent'

A footballer who raped a teenager who was "too drunk to consent" to sex, while two of his friends tried to film the attack on a mobile phone, was jailed for five years yesterday.

Salvage and counter pollution experts are working to remove the 40,000 litres of fuel from the ship

Grounded Colwyn Bay cargo ship emptied of fuel

The remaining fuel from a stricken cargo ship which ran aground in rough seas has been removed in a clean-up operation.

RWE and E.on prepare to sell UK nuclear project

Advisers approached but sales process could stretch into next year
Liverpool's Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina (R) confronts Newcastle United's James Perch (2ndL) next to Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Demba Ba, before being sent-off

Police investigate racist tweet claim aimed at Newcastle defender James Perch

A police investigation has begun after another footballer was racially abused on Twitter. Officers were contacted when Newcastle United's James Perch was targeted on Sunday.

Man charged with killing his wife and son at home

The family of a mother and her young son killed in their home said they would be sadly missed.

'Dark arts' query over spy's death

Secret agents specialising in the "dark arts" might have tried to cover up the mysterious death of an MI6 spy found in a holdall, a coroner heard today.

RWE npower and E.ON abandon nuclear plant development

The Government's plans for a nuclear-power renaissance were in disarray tonight after two of the "big six" energy giants pulled out of a venture to build new reactors.

Man arrested over alleged racist gesture at Anfield

Merseyside Police last night announced a 59-year-old man had been detained in connection with an alleged racist gesture made at Anfield during yesterday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United.

Airbus boss Enders to be CEO of parent group EADS

The Airbus manufacturer EADS has finally confirmed that Tom Enders will succeed Louis Gallois as chief executive at the Franco-German group.

Search underway for fisherman missing in Irish sea

A search and rescue operation was under way today after a crewman fell overboard from a fishing boat in the Irish Sea.

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