Sport Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann celebrate during the 2013-14 Ashes Series in Australia

Swann also reveals he retired midway through the series as his own performances were 'awful' and he was becoming a hindrance to his team

Rachel de Souza: 'We went to pupils' homes and got them out of bed'

A year after headteacher Rachel de Souza took over at Victory Academy, the school is set to be named the most improved in the country. Richard Garner finds out how she did it

Mohammad Asif's no-ball claim shrouded in doubt

The judge in the trial of the Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif reminded the jury during his summing-up yesterday that Asif had not informed police during his first interview of his claim in court that he had bowled a no-ball as a result of pressure from Butt, his captain.

Hamish McRae: Unlike politicians, the markets are seeing sense

It is strange, isn't it? The markets are being more adult about all this than the politicians. The mass of conflicting stories coming out of Brussels have, of course, had an impact on share and bond prices. When Angela Merkel managed to win support from her parliament for beefing up the European support fund, shares moved up. When reports came out that the banks were deadlocked over the size of the Greek "haircut", they fell back.

Australia's Dr Death is coming to UK

Dr Death is back. After an abortive attempt three years ago to instruct elderly and terminally ill Britons in how to end their lives, Dr Philip Nitschke is returning to the UK to host a series of seminars on DIY suicide methods.

i's year in news

It’s been 12 months since the first issue of i went to press and the big stories have come thick and fast. Luke Blackall celebrates 365 event-filled days

i's year in news

It's been 12 months since the first issue of i went to press and the big stories have come thick and fast. Luke Blackall celebrates 365 event-filled days

Abject England suffer their worst one-day collapse

Well, they saved the worst until last. On the Feast of St Crispin, of all days, the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, when gentlemen of England now abed should have thought themselves accursed they were not here, the England led by Alastair Cook were simply wretched.

Scotland's £50m gold and silver mine wins approval

Scotland's first commercial goldmine will be dug near the banks of Loch Lomond, national park authorities confirmed yesterday.

Dire England suffer total collapse

India 271-8 England 176 (India win by 95 runs)

Australia: Sri Lanka war crimes case fails

The Australian government has vetoed an attempt to bring a private war crimes prosecution against the Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, while he visits the country this week.

New Zealand All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore (L), Stephen Donald and others celebrate after the 2011 Rugby World Cup final match New Zealand vs France at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland on October 23, 2011.

New Zealand win Rugby World Cup

The host team beat France 8-7 to win the rugby World Cup for the first time since 1987.

Boy, 14, lived the high life on profit from eBay scam

The Versace and Prada clothes seemed a little lavish for a teenager. Then there was the Louis Vuitton luggage, the limousines, the penthouses overlooking Sydney Harbour. How on earth could a 14-year-old afford this celebrity lifestyle, his mother wondered.

Gareth Thomas may miss Four Nations

Wales iconic player, Gareth Thomas, is in danger of missing the Four Nations after pulling out of the warm-up against Ireland for personal reasons.

Scolding mum sues banks over teen's playboy lifestyle

Mother says access to accounts made it easy for 14-year-old to pull off £130,000 eBay scam

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