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James Lawton: Johnson's decision to permit beer and WAGs may come back to haunt him

Martin Johnson may yet thrill us all with a brilliant World Cup campaign in New Zealand. First, though, it might be helpful if he cleared up a certain point of confusion.

Parents' relief as two guilty of couple's murder in Antigua

The two men protested their innocence. They were linked to the killing by mobile-phone records and bullets that came from the same gun they used in another murder

Relief at honeymoon murders verdict

The grieving parents of a British honeymoon couple shot dead on the holiday island of Antigua have spoken of their relief after two men were convicted of the murders on the third anniversary of their deaths.

Heartless killers showed no remorse

Cold-blooded killers Kaniel Martin and Avie Howell showed no signs of remorse throughout their two-month trial.

Postgraduate queries: "Will studying be a lonely time? Is doing a PhD a logical step up?"

I am thinking about studying for a postgraduate research degree, but am worried that the experience might be a lonely one. What kind of opportunities do universities offer to combat this? Is the postgraduate community as strong as at undergraduate level?

Duran Duran postpone tour

Duran Duran have postponed their European tour due to frontman Simon LeBon's ongoing voice problems.

Meningitis B: 'I'm still the same inside'

Meningitis B cost Diana Man her legs – and almost killed her. She explains why it's made her determined to make the most of life, and her hopes that a new vaccine will spare others the same fate

Last Night's TV: The Choir That Rocks/ITV1<br />Breaking into Britain/BBC1<br />The Shadow Line/BBC2

"Have you heard of Rock Choir?" This was the question I spent much of yesterday asking. I asked colleagues. I asked friends. None of them had. "Is it something to do with Gareth Malone?" said the assistant features editor. "Noooo," I chanted, rolling my eyes. "It's a phen-om-en-on." The truth is, until The Choir That Rocks, I'd not heard of it either.

Shirley Williams: Lib Dems should take credit for thwarting Lansley

The complex, extensive and sometimes almost incomprehensible blueprint attracted remarkably little public attention until well into this year

Yogo's a no-no as 'Waybuloo' is cut from CBeebies bedtime slot

'Starry new line-up' leaves parents unimpressed as children's favourite bites the dust

Clijsters ordered to rest for four weeks

World No 2 Kim Clijsters has been ruled out for four weeks owing to shoulder and wrist injuries.

The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, By David Shields

H ow delightful and infuriating to have Brooklyn-Jewish former journalist Milton Shields (born Shildcrout) as your father. Into his nineties, he still jogs, lifts weights, plays tennis and is prone to terrible puns. Suffering from arthritis, he jokes as he swims, "Arthur, write us. Author, write us. Author right us". His son, the best-selling essayist David Shields, looks on with exasperation and fondness, chronicling his father's ability to outwit the statistical odds that provide a backdrop to this cutting-edge memoir.

Bullseye host Jim Bowen suffers stroke

Comedian and former Bullseye presenter Jim Bowen is in hospital after suffering a mild stroke.

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‘Can we really just turn away?’

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