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Shannon Gabriel to miss remainder of Test series for West Indies

West Indies paceman Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out of the remainder of the Investec Test series against England, with Tino Best recalled to the squad in his place.

Rewired nerves allow paralysed man to use hand

Surgeons in the United States have for the first time restored movement to the previously paralysed hand of a 71-year-old man injured in a car incident by essentially splicing a defunct nerve with a working one in his upper arm, according to a report released yesterday in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Southampton’s Jos Hooiveld celebrates his goal against Coventry

Adkins advocates evolution not revolution at Southampton

Saints manager says club must recruit – but not at the expense of the values that earned promotion

Kenny Dalglish says Liverpool are focused on the FA Cup semi-final

Comolli pays price as Kenny insists 'buck stops with me'

Dalglish 'responsible for all signings' as Frenchman is fired on another crazy day at Anfield

Trainer Paul Nicholls (far right) looks on as head lad Clifford Baker and groom Rose Loxton parade King George VI Chase winner Kauto Star around his home village of Ditcheat yesterday

Kauto Star '50-50' for Gold Cup

Kauto Star is only "50-50" to make the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after a fall when schooling last week, according to trainer Paul Nicholls.

Grumeti can make experience count

Trainers increasingly try to bring fresh horses to the Cheltenham Festival, with corresponding consequences. They will make an urgent exception, however, for novices still in need of experience – and a shake-up is guaranteed today in betting on the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Coma recovery woman Alexandra Singer's book released

A woman who spent three months in a coma is due to see the debut novel she had completely forgotten she was writing appear in print.

Erin O'Connor: The big fashion houses must dig into their pockets

It was clear, after the Model Health Inquiry in 2007, that there was a need to provide the most vulnerable members of the fashion industry with access to confidential health education and support.

England fat bowler Chris Tremlett

England bowler Chris Tremlett could require surgery

Ashes winner Chris Tremlett may need surgery to cure the back problem which forced him out of England's ongoing Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

The Two Worlds of Charlie F, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London

The cast biographies in the programme for The Two Worlds of Charlie F are not your average trawl through rep theatre, Casualty appearances and RSC roles. Rather they list the actors’ rank, their tours of duty and, harrowingly, the injuries they have sustained during them – from Bombardier Gareth Crabbe, who needed a spinal disc replacement after a tour in Iraq, to Rifleman Daniel Shaw, who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan.

The Two Worlds of Charlie F: A journey of discovery

“I need more mongness from you,” director Stephen Rayne calls across the hallowed, ancient auditorium of the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Modern rugby 'no more dangerous' than before says research

The perception that professional rugby players run a greater risk of injury now than ever before is false, according to the latest in-depth findings.

Australian bosses face questions over bulging injury list

Australia's embattled cricket board has defended its player management practices from withering criticism, following a raft of injuries that have gutted the team's bowling unit.

Mother and Child (15)

Starring: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Jimmy Smits

Antigua honeymoon killers jailed for life

Two men who murdered a British honeymoon couple avoided the death penalty today.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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