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For most, it has proved unattainable. Only two athletes have ever achieved such lofty feats: one is the current Olympic champion, American Jennifer Suhr, the other the greatest female vaulter of all time, Yelena Isinbayeva.
On his day, he can be as cultured on court as he is off it so Briton needs to beware
Londoner and Scotsman beat Australia's Marinko Matosevic and Poland's Michal Przysiezny
No one's done much to help the residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, now forever rechristened Benefits Street, thanks to Channel 4's controversial new documentary series. Despite – or maybe because of – the Twitter death threats, accusations of betrayal and media uproar, which followed its first broadcast, Channel 4 has defied calls for the series to be pulled. Did it hope this second episode would change some minds?
Poll finds 78 per cent of respondents shared deep concerns about the impact of the media's portrayal of minorities
George Osborne is said to have paid £100 an hour to be trained by a Harley Street vocal specialist during his days as shadow Chancellor, to help him sound weighty and authoritative. But did he get his money’s worth? After listening to the Chancellor’s speech on Monday, the Labour MP Jamie Reed seemed to think not. He tweeted: “Can someone please reintroduce Osborne to ‘t’ as a consonant? Cos I godda dell ya, that speech made me wanna scream.”
Prime Minster will press ahead with more stringent rules for foreign visitors
Introducing the first officially accredited Russian-speaking bilingual nursery in Britain
The draw takes place this afternoon
Half a million 15-year-olds were tested in 65 countries - and we were 26th in maths and 23rd in reading
Adrian Mourby takes in Christmas markets with a gulp of glühwein and a dash of history
Police have named a murder victim who was tied up and dumped down a well about two years ago.
Japan dramatically scales back long-term commitments to reduce carbon emissions as Australia moves to repeal its carbon tax
The winger is eager to impress the England manager with his displays for Spurs
More than 800 activists from NGOs such as Greenpeace and Oxfam as well as trade unions and social movements have staged a mass walkout of the UN climate talks in Warsaw in protest of the lack of action at the conference.
The sides drew 0-0