New Zealand referee Chris Pollock, left, tries to explain a decision to Sam Warburton, right

James Lawton on the British and Irish Lions 2013: It's time to shine a light on murky world of rugby refereeing

When someone like Brian O'Driscoll wears a face of bewilderment you have a problem

Australia's Kurtley Beale joins fall guys without a leg to stand on

It is one of the mad ironies of rugby that a Lions Test of ebb and flow, bash and sashay, and 43 players whose every aching moment is dedicated to standing up for their mates should come down to one kick by one man. Kurtley Beale's final-minute penalty attempt to win the match for Australia transported him out of the ultimate team game into the loneliness of the long-distance goal-kicker. His miss and the manner of it, as his standing left leg slipped from under him and he fell flat on his back on the spiteful Suncorp Stadium turf, joined the horrible history of defeats settled in a single act.

Christian Leali'ifano is taken from the field are suffering a head injury after just 52 seconds of his Test debut

British and Irish Lions: Tommy Bowe and Manu Tuilagi likely to return as Australia deal with their own casualties

Wallabies saw Christian Leali'ifano concussed after just 52 second before being joined on the sidelines by Berrick Barnes, Pat McCabe and Adam Ashley-Cooper

Legal & General goes for insider as FD to appease City watchdog

Legal & General has ended its year-long search for a new finance director, having had its original choice blocked by the City regulator.

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Consumers are being routinely cheated when they buy cod and haddock, a study has found.

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'One pound fish' is the anthem for an austerity Christmas

The Punjab province of Pakistan anxiously waited to learn whether the UK Christmas number one would be claimed by one of their own

British snowboarder Emily Watts in critical condition after accident in French Alps

A British student left critically ill after a snowboarding accident in the French Alps is still fighting for her life, her family said today.

Hot stuff: Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock would have been reluctant 'spiritual father' of performance art

Jackson Pollock is one of the spiritual fathers of performance painting, according to the curator of a major  new show at Tate Modern, “but it is not what he would have wanted”.

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Jackson Pollock: Painting a picture of long island

Jackson Pollock would have turned 100 this weekend. Chris Coplans travels to New York state to explore the locations that inspired the artist during his short and turbulent life

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Alberto Burri: Form and Matter, Estorick Collection, London

The Italian war medic turned artist Alberto Burri proves to be a neglected master and innovator in a show of power and beauty

'Big Man' charged over train assault

A man has been charged by police over an alleged assault when a teenager was removed from a train by another passenger.

Man charged over train assault

A man has been charged by police over an alleged assault when a teenager was removed from a train by another passenger.

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