It is an afternoon session at Sheffield's council-run Ponds Forge pool, and the usual flotilla of keep-fit swimmers is determinedly groping its way up and down the lanes.
Preston North End have parted company with manager Phil Brown after less than a year in charge at Deepdale. Brown, 52, who had guided Hull City into the Premier League via the play-offs in 2008, was appointed in January but was unable to save them from relegation from the Championship.
The man who shot the polar bear that killed a schoolboy and savaged four others in Norway has been hailed as a hero.
As Team Green Britain Bike Week gets up to speed, just how much do we like to get on our bikes – and who needs to be coaxed back into the saddle?
Ahead of today's vote, anticipation was building in the cities selected as the host destinations for England's bid.
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Cornwall and Devon should celebrate what they share, such as the Tamar
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.
Gary Johnson has left Bristol City by mutual consent following a disappointing run of form.
Gordon Brown leads the tributes at the funeral of 'one of the greatest parliamentarians'
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25 rivers in South-west on 'flood watch' list as water rises as high as four feet
Fred Kaan was known and honoured throughout the English speaking world as a hymn writer. He was in the tradition of reformed ministers such as Philip Doddridge who wrote hymns to follow and sum up the sermons they preached. Having started to write hymns early in his ministry, his output grew steadily during his career.
A nursery worker has confessed to abusing babies and then sharing the images on the internet with two accomplices. But still she refuses to name the victims of her crimes
A nursery worker and two other paedophiles she met on Facebook admitted a horrifying catalogue of child abuse "depravity" today.