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Protest meetings – and even a protest picnic - held at the site as petition with 5,000 signatures urges council to reconsider

Belfast man 'bursts into flames' in sports shop

The man ran through the Cornmarket area of Belfast with his clothes on fire

Tiger Woods makes history as he hits the first golf shots from East to West on Istanbul's iconic Bosphorus Bridge

Tiger Woods hits golf ball from one continent to another as part of promotion for Turkey's first European Tour event

American being paid £1m to take part in Turkish Airlines Open

25 year-old Melanie Hall went missing after a night out at Cadillacs nightclub in Bath

Melanie Hall murder: 'Significant' new clues uncovered

Detectives investigating her death have received "significant" clues that could help solve her murder

Tiger Woods in the trees where his ball strayed and moving the twig that caused it to move

Kevin Garside: The best under more scrutiny than the rest due to TV vigilantes

The Way I See It: Technology works in sports where all players fall under the same lens

Man arrested after death of police officer Andrew Duncan following Sutton hit-and-run

A 25-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident

About a boy: Liam James with Anna Sophia Robb in ‘The Way, Way Back’

Film review: The Way, Way Back (12A)

Last of the summer whine

Five-minute memoir: J Courtney Sullivan recalls a love affair with an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

When she first saw Bessie, J Courtney Sullivan was horrified. But time passed and things changed...

Motoring Review: VW Beetle Cabriolet 50s edition

Do we still have the bug for the retro Beetle cabriolet?

Death crash footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter back in jail after being freed in error

A footballer who killed two people in a car crash and was released from jail by mistake is back in custody, police said today.

Paul Casey celebrates his eagle on the 18th green

Irish Open triumph is so sweet for Paul Casey

Paul Casey mastered difficult conditions to hit a five-under-par 67 and claim the Irish Open by three shots yesterday, securing his first European Tour victory in over two years.

Police arrest 11-year-old Rebecca Thompson's father over her murder in Hertfordhire

52-year-old is currently in hospital after car crash hours before the girl's body was found

Motoring review: Jaguar XF Sportbrake Portfolio 3.0 DS

No matter how big the load, Jaguar's new estate will tow it in style.

Adam Scott celebrates his Masters triumph

The Masters 2013: Prime Minister reacts to Adam Scott victory on 'historical day for Australian sport'

Scott became the first Australian to triumph at Augusta

Caravan, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

"It's surprising how physical those spoons were," Geoff Richardson confesses after his feverish spoon-playing on the giddy "Golf Girl", a song about affairs of the heart on a Canterbury golf course.

One dead as helicopter crashes at Bahamas millionaires' playground resort

One person was killed and four others injured when a helicopter carrying five American passengers crashed in a Bahamas millionaires' playground resort.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
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The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas