Sand and deliver: Yamile Aldama puts pressure on her rivals with a second-round jump of 14.82 metres in Istanbul

Aldama is worth her wait in gold

'Sweet moment' for Cuban-born athlete as she finally tastes success for Britain in triple-jump

Terror suspect 'flees to Somalia'

A July 7 bomber's widow, suspected of being part of a terror cell, has fled Kenya for Somalia, a top police official has said.

<p>1. Duct Tape</p>
<p>£3.33, staples.co.uk</p>
<p>It doesn't just seal tears and cuts in your suitcase, but can also be used to waterproof things, cheaply and quickly, on the hoof.</p>

The 10 Best budget travel buys

1. Duct Tape

£3.33, staples.co.uk

It doesn't just seal tears and cuts in your suitcase, but can also be used to waterproof things, cheaply and quickly, on the hoof.

Deaf slave did not understand border staff, jury told

A deaf girl allegedly trafficked to the UK from Pakistan and imprisoned in a cellar where she was abused and raped was spoken to by UK border officials when she arrived in the country, a court heard yesterday.

My Life In Travel: Judge Jules, DJ and music producer

'Glasgow has a great spirit and music scene'

Divorce tycoon loses passport bid

Property tycoon Scot Young today failed in his High Court bid to get his passport back.

Kathryn Bolkovac joined the UN Police Task Force in post-war Bosnia in 1999 as an employee of the private military contractor DynCorp. She became a human rights investigator and discovered, to her horror, that people from the mission were involved in human trafficking. Bolkovac blew the whistle and was fired

Insight: Kathryn Bolkovac, whistleblower

'People ask me where I got my strength from... and I don't know'

Scots would get a new passport, probably with the slightly
different Scottish coat of arms

Hamish Macdonell: How would the division work? It's complicated...

Examining the practicalities of an independent Scotland

Leading article: Time to fix our borders

It would be easy for Britain to react with complacency to the warning from Ronald Noble, the head of Interpol, that Europe's startlingly poor border controls are leaving it open to another major terrorist attack.

Rebecca Armstrong: I would rather have Roses than mistletoe any day

There's a poster in the window of a card shop near iTowers that has a sketch of a pair of socks on it and the words "Just so you know, I have enough of these. Merry Christmas."

The case: Bric’s new luggage range, designed by Missoni, has a trolley bag, holdall, wash bags and laptop case all in the signature zigzag patterns. From £80.
Go to style-passport.com

Tips and deals of the week: Bric's new luggage range, Kuoni, and Sofitel's new Mumbai hotel

The case

Bric's new luggage range, designed by Missoni, has a trolley bag, holdall, wash bags and laptop case all in the signature zigzag patterns. From £80.

Go to style-passport.com

Rail loophole allows entry to UK

The Government alone is powerless to close a loophole which enables people to enter the UK illegally, the Immigration Minister admitted today.

Thaksin to get his passport back

Thaksin Shinawatra, the fugitive former Prime Minister, could be reissued his Thai passport within weeks as a "New Year present" from the government, Thailand's Foreign Minister said yesterday.

First Night: The Comedy of Errors, Olivier, National Theatre, London

Comedy of errors? Lenny Henry barely puts a foot out of place

Civil servants asked to staff borders during strike

Civil servants have been asked by the Home Office to work as border-control officers during next week's one-day strike against public-sector pension reform, it emerged last night.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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