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

Arrow: Soca singer who came to worldwide fame with his hit 'Hot, Hot, Hot'

Alphonsus Cassell, better-known as "Arrow" or "The Mighty Arrow", was considered the king of soca (soul-calypso) music, taking the traditional Caribbean calypso to a worldwide audience with the upbeat addition of soul, merengue, salsa, rock, zouk, reggae and hip-hop influences. His self-penned 1980s hit "Hot, Hot, Hot" became one of the most-played songs ever – from beaches and cruise ships to discos and wedding receptions – and has been recorded in more than a dozen languages, including Hindi.

IoS letters, emails & online postings (12 September 2010)

Emily Dugan's excellent article uncovers the tip of an iceberg ("Our patronising approach to 10 million Britons", 5 September). As one of the 50 per cent of disabled people in employment, I expected to work until I was 60. A few months before retirement, I was advised by doctors to discontinue working. My employer chose to accept the advice of the pension fund's consultant, who, having seen me for an hour at most, felt that I was using my disability manipulatively, rather than that of three doctors, two of whom had know me for a combined total of almost 50 years.

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Pilgrims progress shocks Saints

Southampton 0 Plymouth Argyle 1

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Peter Reid named as Plymouth boss

Peter Reid has returned to football management after being confirmed as the new boss of League One side Plymouth.

Navy wren jailed for smuggling £2m of cocaine on warship

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Woman 'sexually assaulted' in nightclub toilet

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Irish pay for Heaslip's moment of madness

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