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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.

Postcode lottery over holiday cash rates

There is a "postcode lottery" over foreign exchange, according to consumer group Which?.

UK Uncut plan anti-cuts 'street party' demonstrations

Anti-cuts activists plan to block roads and hold street parties this weekend as part of a campaign to promote alternatives to austerity.

Former land girl Joan Wood was 'starved' in hospital after hip replacement

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Home fans happy to egg Jessica Ennis on to summer success

Heptathlete warms up for big Götzis event with a poor javelin performance but charms county crowd

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Stephen Hendry says he will be the underdog against John Higgins

Snooker: Great Scots meet for first time on the biggest stage

Stephen Hendry and John Higgins have won an impressive 11 world championships between them, but surprisingly they have never played each other on the game's biggest stage.

Mark Allen gestures as he loses his first-round match yesterday

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Mark Allen cooked up a storm on the opening weekend of the World Championships by branding Cao Yupeng a cheat after crashing out to the Chinese qualifier last night.

Julian Spalding challenges Tate director to public debate over Hirst exhibition

Julian Spalding, who has headed some of Britain's foremost public galleries, has laid down a gauntlet in a letter to the Tate director, challenging him to a public debate to justify why the art gallery has spent taxpayers’ money on a Hirst exhibition when the “works aren’t art”.

Censorship claims after scourge of Hirst is denied entry to the Tate

Days after The Independent published his stark condemnation of Damien Hirst as a "con artist" whose art is "worthless" financially and artistically, Julian Spalding was yesterday barred from entry to the Tate's Hirst exhibition.

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