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Simon Wood was due to appear in court again this Friday but was found dead on August 18th after being struck by a train

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A teenager who became the world's youngest solo circumnavigator today revealed his next challenge will be to help recreate the epic journey by those cast adrift after the mutiny on HMS Bounty.

Portsmouth sign Boateng from Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng is on his way to Portsmouth as Harry Redknapp began showing the exit door to some of his superfluous stars.

Youngest solo sailor returns to UK

Three years ago, at the tender age of 14, he became the youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic, smashing a world record in the process. Today, he returned triumphantly to British waters having accomplished an even more remarkable and dangerous feat.

Solo sailing record for UK teenager

A 17-year-old boy became the youngest person to sail solo around the world with assistance when he returned to UK waters following his nine-month voyage.

Carrie's War, Apollo Theatre, London

War idyll shoots itself in the foot

Public inquiry into rail disasters ruled out

The Government today ruled out a public inquiry into the 2002 Potters Bar rail crash which claimed seven lives, and the 2007 Grayrigg derailment in which an elderly passenger was killed.

15 more British swine flu cases

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King centre stage while pretender waits in wings

Spurs nurse their fragile captain from game to game but, writes Sam Wallace, they may have to pool his talents with Fabio Capello

Hoon under fire for stalled crash inquiry

Potters Bar families turn on Transport Secretary as decision delayed once more

Network Rail safety errors exposed

A catalogue of Network Rail (NR) safety management shortcomings were exposed today in a final report into last year's Cumbria rail crash.

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As the rail-maintenance group gears up for a sale, Mark Leftly looks back on a dash for growth and the accident that changed everything

Stripped-down Jarvis seeks to get off the train with £100m sale

Jarvis, the quoted rail contractor chaired by former London mayoral candidate Steven Norris, is preparing for a sale this year.

Strictly NHS: Ministers plan to get unfit Britons dancing in the streets

National Health Service to fund dance classes to fight obesity epidemic as Ministers order national campaign to get Britain off the couch

1966: The year football did come home (part 1)

In the first of a two-part series celebrating England's legendary World Cup triumph, James Lawton, Chief Sports Writer, recalls the discipline and man-management skills of Sir Alf Ramsey, and how his commitment to success inspired his team to make history that day at Wembley

Independent Families: 'Any tips for flying long-haul with a baby?'

Q. We are travelling to Sydney for a wedding in October with our 12-month-old daughter. We want to leave from Manchester and after the wedding go to New Zealand; we have four weeks. Do you advise having a stop-over, and if so, how long is beneficial? Where would be a good place to stop? And are there any airlines that are particularly good when travelling with a small child?
Sandra Chemney, by e-mail

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