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 

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Some pictures taken at child porn accused's nursery

Some of the indecent images of children which triggered the arrest of a 39-year-old nursery worker were taken inside the day care unit where she was employed, police said today.

Nursery worker held in indecent images inquiry

Parents have spoken of their "disgust" after the arrest of a female nursery worker in connection with the distribution of indecent images of children. The 39-year-old woman, from Plymouth, was being held after raids on her home and at the city's Little Teds nursery.

Parents' 'disgust' over porn arrest at nursery

Parents spoke of their "disgust" today following the arrest of a nursery worker in connection with the distribution of indecent images of children.

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Credit crisis diary: Looking forward to Elliot's hospitality

An invite arrives to a House of Commons reception next month to unveil a report on how to encourage investment in green technology. A worthy aim, but will the bash still be on by the time we get there? It's just that the invite comes from Elliot Morley, the MP who forgot he'd paid off his mortgage and claimed another £16,000 for it. What chance of him still being around in June to buy the drinks?

Page Turner: Where are Amis, Greer, Faulks and Truss now, then?

The first edition of The Independent on Sunday Review, on 28 January 1990, was a generous launching pad for keen young book reviewers. Alongside Anita Brookner and Germaine Greer the books pages carried an essay by Alan Bennett ("Anthony Powell's Books Do Furnish a Room was not my mother's way of thinking," he wrote. "'Books untidy a room' more like or, as she would have said, 'Books upset'") and a column by some chap called Sebastian Faulks. His first column for The Sunday Review was a literary ramble about driving a Sinclair C5 and was much like this one in tone, but with better hair. He left the paper not long afterwards to "concentrate on his writing". Nobody knows what has happened to him since.

Deborah Orr: What's wrong with us needing to grow a whole new economy?

Britain's economy is shrinking at its fastest rate for 30 years. There is no alternative but to embark on state spending cuts on a scale unseen since the 1970s. The grim condition of the public finances marks Britain out as one of Europe's "sick men". Blimey. It's almost exactly three decades since Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, and yet it feels like none of it ever happened.

I cannot stand the bullying any longer, says diver Tom

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Charities run out of money – just when they need it most

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Restaurant bomber jailed for life

A Muslim convert who injured himself in a failed suicide attack in an Exeter restaurant has been jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years.

Lives Remembered: Hazel Crutchley

My wife Hazel Crutchley was an inspiring and motivating school teacher who had a huge influenceon the children she taught, on parents who met her, and colleagues who worked with her. She was also a devoted wife and dedicated to animal welfare.

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