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Premier League football clubs today showed homophobia the red card as they pledged to eradicate it from the game.

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When is a door not a door? When it is a table (or perhaps a bed headboard). And when are buckets not for putting things in? When they're lampshades. And can a falling-apart suitcase be anything but useless? Yes – when it's a shelf, a drawer, a coffee table with storage. This is not quite "upcycling", a now-familiar term where, say, an unloved old piece of furniture is given new knobs, stencilled or re-upholstered back to life. Indeed, many talented designers are building entire careers out of doing just that, brilliantly, which perhaps illustrates just how craft-friendly you'd have to be to try it at home. Or how much you should expect to pay someone else to have done the hard craft for you.

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Supporters blame clubs and agents for forcing players to keep quiet about their sexuality

28-year-old Stuart Walker had spent the Friday night socialising with friends. His body was found outside the fire station in Cumnock early the next morning

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Oliver Duggan: Michele Bachmann and The Homophobia Vote

Candidate for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, stepped out from political obscurity this week when a gay activist working for a homosexual advocacy group attempted to shine a spotlight on her checkered and largely unknown past.

Opera to open despite row over gay role

Opera North has undertaken a dramatic U-turn over the staging of a controversial opera after accusations of homophobia.

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India's Health Minister has derided homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the West, drawing outrage from activists who said the comments set back the campaign for gay rights and India's fight against HIV.

Video: Chris Brown in Twitter rant

After apologising for an alleged homophobic slur, Chris Brown has hit Twitter to rant about having to constantly say sorry.

DVD: Paul (15)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's slacker-bromance shtick is becoming a tad sluggish, and it feels like an age since their exquisite Shaun of the Dead, and the excellent Spaced.

Women 'need to know the risks of Caesareans'

Mothers-to-be who request a Caesarean birth should be referred for counselling before it is granted to curb rising demand for the operation, an NHS watchdog has recommended.

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