Sport David Coleman has died aged 87

Coleman covered the Olympics among others for the BBC for nearly 50 years with his final swansong coming at the 2000 Sydney Games

Accept rescue plan or face bankruptcy, warns Eurotunnel chief

Eurotunnel, the debt-ridden Channel Tunnel operator, finally unveiled its latest rescue plan yesterday, coupled with a warning that unless shareholders and bondholders backed the deal it would mean bankruptcy.

Prescott quits grace-and-favour residence

John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, bowed to growing pressure over his use of a grace and favour residence last night and announced that he was to give up Dorneywood.

Lecturers reject new pay offer

Academics rejected a new pay offer from university employers yesterday, scuppering what is almost certainly the last chance of salvaging the marking of exams for up to 350,000 students this summer.

American game show winner meets his match

An American quiz show contestant's record-breaking winning streak, which started on 2 June, came to an end yesterday after 74 consecutive victories.

Emlyn Hughes, a star on the pitch and the screen, dies aged 57

To football fans he will be remembered as the indomitable leader of the Reds. To many others, the defining memory of Emlyn Hughes will be of a jumper-wearing, quiz-show team captain being berated by Princess Anne for his spelling.

Scimeca crosses divide to find room at the top

The West Brom defender tells Phil Shaw he has nothing left to prove as prepares to face his old club Aston Villa

Patrick Marber: From major to minor

Patrick Marber's latest is a lyrical piece performed by teenagers. Has the writer who made his name with the adult-themed Dealer's Choice and Closer gone soft? Carole Woddis asks him to explain
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