Italian Elia Viviani won the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday as home sprinter Mark Cavendish made a rare mistake to miss the chance to cross the line first.
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Sunday 18 August 2013
After his latest golden double, the distance runner relishes the idea of tackling 26.2 miles in London
Saturday 17 August 2013
Irina Walker, 60, is the daughter of the last king of Romania
Friday 05 July 2013
Douglas Engelbart was the inventor of the mouse, the simple tool that dramatically changed the way in which humans interact with their computers. Since the first public demonstration of the mouse in 1968 over a billion have been sold worldwide. Although now slowly being overtaken by touchpads and touch-sensitive screens, the mouse and the concepts behind it, remain an important feature of all modern computers.
US teenager who allegedly had six home-made bombs hidden in his bedroom planned school attack 'specifically modelled' on Columbine
Sunday 26 May 2013
A range of explosives were discovered comprising pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, a Drano bomb and a napalm bomb
From the Wiggums to chain-smoking aunt Patty: the real-life Groening family behind The Simpsons revealed in obituary of creator's mum
Tuesday 07 May 2013
A newspaper tribute to Matt Groening's mother Margaret, who died aged 94, reads like a Who's Who of the cartoonist's famous TV creation
Friday 19 April 2013
Double gold winner says he's running half-race as preparation for next year's full event not for financial gain
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Stewie the world's longest cat has died. Guinness World Records declared Stewie the Cat the record-holder in August 2010, measuring 48.5 inches (123.19 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
A scientist has died after apparently being struck by lightning.
Identical twins die after seeking euthanasia when they discovered they would go blind and never see each other again
Monday 14 January 2013
45-year-old twins were born deaf and requested to die after being told they were both going blind
'We're happy to help MI5 – but coercing us to spy is unacceptable': British Somalis say intelligence agents asking for too much
Sunday 06 January 2013
It's not just Mo Farah who gets stopped at the airport – but, as prominent Somalis tell Jerome Taylor, the security services' 'use of threats' is alienating the whole community
Sunday 06 January 2013
The long walk back to contentment
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 27 animals died during filming of Hollywood blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, says report
- 4 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'