Arts and Entertainment Beyonce secretly released her entire new album on iTunes

On Friday, as Beyoncé was casually posting pictures of vegan cupcakes to her Instagram account, the internet was in a state of frenzy over the news that she had also uploaded something else to the web – her long-awaited fifth album.

TV companies vie for rights to long-lost Cumbrian cookbook

Willie Fowler was never terribly optimistic about his chances of making it as a food writer and, in his own lifetime, his expectations were right. His book, Countryman's Cooking, published in 1965 and detailing culinary exploits in his own Cumbrian kitchen, failed resoundingly and was out of print within a few years.

McGeady rewards Celtic's fightback

Rangers finally began to chip away at Celtic's lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League with a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock at Ibrox yesterday. The win means that the Hoops are 13 points clear at the top after their 2-2 draw at Hibernian.

Butcher on brink of leaving Motherwell to coach Sydney

The manager of Motherwell, Terry Butcher, says that only a disaster could stop him becoming the coach of Sydney FC. The former England captain is to make the switch after spending the past few days speaking with club officials.

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A new front is opened up in the cola wars: diet-conscious men

Diet Cola manufacturers will today enter into a battle for the hearts and minds of a new breed of health-conscious male consumer. In an attempt to keep its core market, Pepsi Max, the sugar-free soft drink that has targeted young male drinkers since the early 1990s, has launched a multimillion-pound advertising campaign.

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5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

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George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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