Sport Herol Graham was one of the best fighters not to win a world title during the last 25 years

The truth is that some of the very best boxers from the last 25 years refused to fight Herol "Bomber" Graham and he failed to win a world title during a remarkable boxing career.

Slow Club, Union Chapel, London

“One day we’ll be a bloody serious band, Charles,” Rebecca Taylor (mostly) jokingly chides her doubting co-Slow Clubber Charles Watson, as a song’s start collapses in a heap.

Mine deaths firm UK Coal faces £1.2m fines

A judge today ordered Britain's biggest mining firm to pay £1.2 million in fines and costs after he heard how four miners died following safety breaches in four separate incidents.

Stephen Maguire hopes that Judd Trump (pictured) doesn't fall into the same 'trap' that he did

Snooker: Maguire warns Trump: Do not repeat my mistakes

Stephen Maguire, a former UK Championship winner, is hoping the game's latest exciting prospect, Judd Trump, will not let the trappings of his new-found success go to his head.

Five held after stabbing death

Five people were being questioned on suspicion of murder today after a 19-year-old man was found with fatal injuries.

Cable flies into controversy with £32m for Westland

AgustaWestland has secured a £22m government loan to build the new AW169 helicopter at its Yeovil factory, along with £10m in research and development grants.

Ennis: first UK, then the world

The world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will compete in five events at the UK Trials and Championships later this month as she steps up preparations for the defence of her title.

Chosen, By Lesley Glaister

When Dodie's teenage brother disappears after their mother's suicide, she's baffled. Desperate to find him, she leaves her baby son behind in Sheffield to follow his trail to the Soul Life Centre: an enclosed community in Upstate New York.

Deborah Ross: At long last! A new body part to hate

If you ask me...

Senior on market after Leeds exit

Keith Senior's long career at Leeds is over, but he is likely to carry on elsewhere in Super League.

The Eastern Moors are a beloved northern treasure – but are they also an unlikely threat to the climate?

They call the Eastern Moors the gateway to the Peak District. There could hardly be a more apt description. The residents of Totley, a village now absorbed within Sheffield's sprawling outskirts, can literally open their garden gates and step onto the drystone-walled pastures that rise to the blustery, heather-clad heights of Totley Moor.

Lib Dem leader sees council power lost – even in his own back yard

The Liberal Democrats conceded defeat early this morning in the battle to hold on to the council in Nick Clegg's home city of Sheffield as the party's vote slumped across the North of England.

A Day That Shook The World: HMS Sheffield sunk in the Falklands War

On 4 May 1982, HMS Sheffield was sunk off the coast of the Falkland Islands, killing 20 men - Britain's first major casualties in the war with Argentina.

All is not rosy in Nick's back yard – but green shoots of recovery begin to emerge

Jonathan Brown visits the Deputy PM's Sheffield constituency and finds growing support for the Lib Dem leader and his AV crusade

Snooker: Higgins's lucky break ends O'Sullivan hopes

John Higgins kept his hopes of a fourth Crucible crown alive last night as he brought Ronnie O'Sullivan, his arch-rival, down to earth with a bump.

Diving: Daley's perfect 10 wraps up silver

Tom Daley achieved his highest score at an international event to claim silver in the men's 10m platform at the final World Series meeting of the season in Mexico yesterday.

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