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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.

Thousands of immigrants caught up in Border Agency forgotten box farce blunder

More than 2,000 immigrants, including many who want to join husbands or wives already in Britain, have been waiting up to 10 years to learn whether they will be allowed to stay in this country because of a bureaucratic blunder.

Toni Minichiello, pictured during a training session with Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis coach, Toni Minichiello, in talks with UK Athletics over new role

Toni Minichiello, the coach who guided Jessica Ennis from schoolgirl novice to Olympic heptathlon champion, confirmed today that he is still in talks with UK Athletics about working with the domestic governing body in a consultancy capacity.

State schools should set up army cadet forces to ensure pupils are 'life ready'

Schools should also recruit more ex-armed service personnel, urges Labour

David Cameron 'jealous of children's onesies'

Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that he does not own a onesie, unlike his deputy, Nick Clegg, but added that he is "jealous" of the ones his children have.

Church organist Alan Greaves murder accused in court over Christmas eve killing

The widow of murdered church organist Alan Greaves was in court today to see two men stand accused of attacking him as he made his way to midnight mass.

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Fashion: Cleggy in a onesie, it's serious

Clearly feeling that masochism is the best way to tackle the Liberal Democrats' low standing in the opinion polls and the esteem of many of their voters, Nick Clegg took to London radio station LBC today to take listeners' calls. And he'll be doing so every Thursday morning to try to boost his party's popularity. Good luck with that.

Ennis appeals for home stadium to be spared

The stadium where Olympic gold medal-winner Jessica Ennis took her first steps as an athlete is facing demolition because of council cuts.

Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis calls for Don Valley Stadium to be saved from demolition

Britain’s Olympic gold medal winning star Jessica Ennis has called for the track where she first discovered athletics to be saved.

Two charged after New Year shooting

Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Son of retired BBC presenter Winton Cooper's given hospital order over father's hammer killing

A man who beat his retired BBC journalist father to death with a hammer in a “shocking and gruesome” attack has been given a hospital order, a court has confirmed.

Eric Pickles: The Communities Secretary has imposed further budget cuts of about 1.7 per cent on local councils

Budget cuts will lead to unrest, warn civic leaders

The leaders of three of England's largest cities have warned the Government that further cuts in their council budgets are "Dickensian" and will lead to social unrest.

Alan Greaves

'I have not stopped crying for him and I know you have not stopped either', says devastated widow after 'evil' murder of church organist Alan Greaves on Christmas Eve

The widow of a church organist killed as he walked to a service late on Christmas Eve told a congregation today that she had not stopped crying over the evil that had been done.

Alan Greaves

Two arrested over brutal murder of retired social worker who was attacked while walking to play organ at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Alan Greaves was just yards from his church when he was badly beaten

Panic buying, Church warnings, sales brought forward, early mornings...it's Chriiiiistmaaaaaas!

Today is 'Manic Monday', where approximately £1.3 billion is expect to be spent on Christmas shopping.

“Under Pressure? Tell me about it,” Jess Ennis must have been thinking to herself as she clocked on for the opening shift in her two-day, seven-event date with destiny

Magical memories of 2012 - Athletics: 'The roar for Jessica Ennis made the hair stand up on the back of my neck'

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Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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