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People having sex changes are the new targets

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Two boys stranded down a disused quarry in Wales have been winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.

Philip Hensher: A brutal execution that delivered instant satisfaction – but not justice

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£2m taxpayers' bill for families unable to afford funerals

Financially pressed families cannot afford to bury loved ones, and taxpayers increasingly have to foot the bill, a report has found.

Briers back and ready for another Welsh shock

Wales start on the second leg of an improbable journey today when they face Ireland in Neath.

Parents' scrap prompts school patrols

Police are undertaking daily patrols outside a primary school in Cardiff after parents fought in the playground.

Stan Hey: 6-5 Against

Tenner should earn me a few Bucs

James Lawton: Welsh burnt out by brilliant efforts but the future is bright

No, in the end Wales didn't make the podium of this seventh World Cup but if some lesser performers here take any satisfaction in this they not only do discredit to themselves but also the game they play.

Five Alive! A fistful of ways France can beat New Zealand

1. Set-piece supremacy

The All Black line-out does not miss many beats, but if anyone can mess them around in this crucial department, Les Bleus are the ones.

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