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.

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

Joan Wood, 83, died from infection after being left without a feeding tube for 10 days, inquest told

Toff times ahead: Laura Wade

Queen of theatre's brat pack

As Posh makes its West End debut, Laura Wade tells Alison King why her play about public school boys behaving badly is more relevant than ever

Jessica Ennis spent yesterday afternoon at the Yorkshire Championships working on the javelin, supposedly her weakest event

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

Children 'not properly hydrated'

Nearly two thirds of children are not drinking enough at breakfast time to be properly hydrated, according to a study.

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik

Diary: The candidate even UKIP found too embarrassing

Steve Moxon was a Home Office civil servant who won plaudits five years ago when he sacrificed his career to reveal that the immigration service in Sheffield had been asked to "fast track" applications by migrants from East Europe. A month after Mr Moxon blew the whistle, the Immigration Minister Beverley Hughes resigned.

BEN JONES BISHOP: Scored a try to help Leeds reach the Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Jones-Bishop and Lunt save Leeds after Salford give them the fear

Last season's beaten finalists Leeds were given a fright by Salford before booking a place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. The world champions were held 6-6 at the break but scraped through 16-10 thanks to tries from Ben Jones-Bishop and Shaun Lunt in the second half.

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

Snooker: Allen cries 'cheat' after shock defeat to Chinese qualifier

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.

Robert McCracken: National coach picked 2012 shortlist

Bunce on Boxing: Amateurs get serious as London eliminators loom

It is easy to forget that a top pro has had a brilliant amateur career

Volleyball: White quits desk for London 2012

British Volleyball programme administrator Neil White has quit his role with the federation in order to win a place at the Olympics.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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