Sport First home. The Swiss-owned 131-foot trimaran Spindrift, co-skippered by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, ghosts across the finish line off the breakwater in Plymouth having completed the 611-mile Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes in 38hr 53min 58sec.

Skippered by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard Spindrift completes the Rolex Fastnet Race in 38hr 53min 58sec 

Pole race Brits beaten by Norwegians - again

A British team including TV presenter Ben Fogle and Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell finished a race to the South Pole in second place today.

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Cameron hosts business leaders' meeting

David Cameron met business leaders today to discuss how to lead Britain out of the economic slump, at the Tories first Get Britain Working forum.

Montserrat: this Caribbean island is rising from the ashes.

A new boat service could increase visitor numbers to Montserrat, as it learns to live with its restless volcano, says Kate Simon

Norris fined by FA for 'handcuffs' celebration

Ipswich midfielder David Norris has pledged to donate his £5,000 fine to a charity established by the family of the boys killed by former team-mate Luke McCormick.

Muslim convert 'intended to martyr' himself

Stunned detectives listened in horror as a Muslim convert told them he wanted to kill himself and as many others as possible in a suicide attack.

Muslim convert admits botched attack

A Muslim convert today admitted launching a failed suicide bomb attack on a busy family restaurant.

Former Plymouth keeper admits causing death of boys

Former Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick faces a jail sentence after he admitted causing the deaths of two young children by dangerous driving in a car crash in June.

Damning verdict on health trusts' out-of-hours emergency care

Almost one in five health trusts are delivering poor quality care outside normal office hours, the most comprehensive investigation into urgent and emergency services has concluded.

Jehovah's Witness shot dead at home

A businessman died and his wife was critically injured after a double shooting at their Cornwall home.

You write the reviews: Artists of the Tamar Valley, Various venues, Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and for the fifth year running, local painters, printmakers, ceramicists, calligraphers, sculptors, textile artists, jewellers and stained-glass-window makers opened their studios to the public between 30 August and 7 September for the Drawn to the Valley project. More than 80 artists took part, but the curious had to figure out how to get to their often remote places of work.

Flood fears ease - but more rain is on the way

Fears of floods crippling Britain have eased overnight despite concerns rain could see water levels continue to rise.

Invasion of the aliens: The exotic species that are colonising Britain

Britain's climate may have been wretched for humans this summer, but foreign spider species are loving it. The population and range of exotic-looking migrants like the black and yellow striped wasp spider and poisonous false widow spider are booming and expanding as never before.

Reading 2 Plymouth Argyle 0: Sonko sinks Plymouth's 'waifs and strays'

Paul Sturrock would be the first to admit that he has cast covetous eyes over Reading's squad of players. His own Plymouth team, one that he rather unflatteringly called a "bunch of waifs and strays", were soundly beaten by Steve Coppell's Reading team, courtesy of a set of goals from the defender Ibrahima Sonko at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

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