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Actor took on three armed soldiers who had surrounded star and crew while they were filming later series of Extreme World 3

Pesky Kangaroo who won't be tied down

Lockyer, the nemesis of GB and now England, is still not ready to call it quits

McNamara dismisses charges of 'panic' as England face D-Day

Steve McNamara would not countenance the D-word yesterday as he announced his England team to play Australia.

Slow start scuttles England hopes

New Zealand 24 England 10

WWII tanks discovered in Papua New Guinea

Just four metres underwater, two Japanese tanks from the Second World War have been discovered – after more than 60 years.

Goulding handed date with 'The Beast'

England have put their faith in Darrell Goulding for their opening match of the Four Nations against New Zealand in Wellington tomorrow. The uncapped Wigan winger has been drafted in to replace Leeds' Ryan Hall, who has not recovered from a hamstring injury.

Tuqiri poised for amazing kangaroo comeback

Winger's colourful journey could come full circle this weekend, writes Dave Hadfield

Aiton flies Papua flag amid rifts

Papua New Guinea have only one player from Australia's NRL in their 24-man squad for the Four Nations.

'Black Jesus' cult leader guilty of raping his flower-girl followers

Steven Tari boasted that he had sex with more than 400 young "flower girls" who joined his notorious Papua New Guinea sect. Yesterday the self-styled "Black Jesus" was convicted of raping four of those girls, who had been told that he was their bridge to heaven.

Yobo wants Nigeria ban resolved

Joseph Yobo has urged Nigeria's football authorities to "come together" in a bid to change FIFA's decision to ban the country from the sport.

Strong Commonwealth Games start for Scotland duo

Scottish swimmers Robbie Renwick and Hannah Miley looked to be strong medal contenders going into afternoon finals after impressive heats on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

AV system 'insult to the electorate'

A top Tory today launched a furious attack on the proposed referendum on Alternative Voting and denounced the system as "unsatisfactory, un-British, and causing frustration and anger".

Moat Taser gun was not licensed for police use

The company that supplied the Taser guns used by police in the stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat breached its licence, sources confirmed today.

Deacon back for Warriors' tussle with the Rhinos

Paul Deacon is back in Wigan's squad for tomorrow's highly charged play-off at Leeds. The veteran half-back, coming to the end of his first season with his hometown club, missed last week's victory over Hull KR with a hip injury, but he has trained this week and has been included in the Warriors' 19 at the expense of the young prop Ben Davies.

Whitehead tipped for England call-up

The Bradford chairman, Peter Hood, has tipped the club's 21-year-old forward, Elliot Whitehead, to force his way into the England side. The second-rower has agreed a contract extension to keep him at Odsal until 2013, even though he was already under contract for next season.

Hughes: Tories who oppose voting reform are Neanderthals

Fresh tensions at the top of the coalition erupted last night last night as a senior Liberal Democrat branded their Conservative coalition partners "Neanderthals" who had not "arrived in the 21st century".

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Robert Parker interview

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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