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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

Low-key 30th birthday for Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge is to celebrate her 30th birthday with a "low-key and private" event.

Duchess of Cambridge's first patronages announced

The Duchess of Cambridge's life as a member of the Royal Family entered a new phase today with the announcement she has become patron of four organisations.

Search called off with five missing after ship sinks

Only two survivors as rescue operation including Prince's helicopter is abandoned

Phil Veivers was in temporary charge at Salford last season

Veivers takes Salford reins

Salford have named Phil Veivers as the coach to lead them into their new stadium for the start of next season.

Boys rescued from quarry in Wales

Two boys stranded down a disused quarry in Wales have been winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.

Light aircraft may have been sabotaged

A pilot was forced to land his light aircraft after discovering in mid-air that his flight instruments had been blocked by glue, in a potential case of sabotage.

Search after 'cliff jump' man dies

One man has died and another is missing after they were seen apparently jumping from a cliff.

Scottish Power set to create 1,500 jobs

Energy giant Scottish Power is to create 1,500 jobs in Scotland as it upgrades its electricity network over the next 10 years.

Woman dies at campsite

A woman died after a family of four was overcome by fumes in a tent while camping in Wales.

Evans faces court over rape charge

Ched Evans, the Sheffield United and Wales striker, has been charged with rape, his lawyers have said.

Raymond Garlick: English writer who made Wales and its history his principal subject

Raymond Garlick was one of a handful of Englishmen who, without renouncing their own nationality, are so closely associated with Wales, its language and literature, that they are generally taken to be Welsh writers, at least by affiliation and sympathy. In Garlick's case, his identification with Wales went deeper, for he not only chose to live there but made the country's history and present condition the main theme of his work, learning the language and, during the 1970s, becoming embroiled in the struggle to win for it a measure of official status.

Father and son die in caravan blaze

A father and son have been killed and a two-year-old girl seriously injured in a caravan fire, police said today.

West Brom keen on David Vaughan

West Brom are stepping up their efforts to sign Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan, Press Association Sport understands.

Gales batter Britain with gusts of 80mph

Much of Britain was battered by gales that damaged properties and injured people at the weekend as forecasters issued a severe weather warning and predicted gusts of up to 80mph today.

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