News Less than a fifth of race hate complaints are investigated by police

Community leaders say they no longer trust police to investigate offences as fewer than two out of 10 allegations of race hate are followed up by officers

Richard Nieuwenhuizen's life support machine was switched off on Monday afternoon

Dutch disbelief after linesman is killed by brutal attack over a game of football

Three teenagers accused of manslaughter by kicking official to death at youth match

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna

Last Night's Viewing: Supersized Earth, BBC1
Goodnight Britain, BBC1

I try to steer clear of principles as a television reviewer but I have one fixed rule that I won't break. If you're prepared to swim through toxic sewage to get my attention, the very least I feel I can do is watch your series. Well, one episode of it anyway. Last week in Supersized Earth, Dallas Campbell did just that, descending into a swill of chemicals, waste water and Mexican excrement as part of a report on Mexico City's sewage system. I'd only read a brief description of this total commitment to presenter immersion, but it was enough to trigger a dutiful viewing of episode two, in which Campbell further demonstrated his readiness to put himself on the front line.

Theo Walcott takes instructions from Arsene Wenger

Theo Walcott returns for Arsenal ahead of Everton match

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Jungle MP Nadine Dorries 'had go-ahead to be off work'

The daughter of suspended MP Nadine Dorries has insisted her mother was given permission to have one month's leave from her parliamentary duties.

'He picked on the wrong man': 6ft 4in thug left with dislocated shoulder after attacking ex-boxing champion pensioner

A 6ft 4in thug who attacked a pensioner was left with a dislocated shoulder after his victim floored him with two right hooks.

Toilet humour: David Sedaris

The Week In Radio: A flush of joy from painfully funny family portraits

Is it acceptable to talk on the phone when you're sitting on the toilet? The American humourist David Sedaris says not, though his sister Tiffany would beg to differ. "Don't mind me," she has been known to say, with the strained tone of someone engaging in heavy lifting, while clasping the phone to her ear. "I'm just… trying to get… the lid… off this… jar."

Robot could help you lose weight

If you're growing a gut, but can't afford a personal trainer, there's a robot than might be able to help you with that. The Autom social bot tracks weight loss and is designed to interact with dieters on a daily basis, offering personalised incentives and encouragement. Its makers claim that “by developing an emotional bond with the robot, users are more likely to stick with healthy eating plans”. But can you stomach the idea of being told what to eat by a robot that's not once tasted ice-cream?

Andros Townsend separates his team-mate Danny Rose and Sasa Markovic of Serbia

Danny Rose joined by Sports Minister in calls for Serbia to be banned from international football following racist abuse

Danny Rose has called for Serbia to be banned after complaining of racial abuse and being hit by missiles during England Under-21s' win in Krusevac.

Teenager downs nitrogen drink, nearly dies

Turning eighteen is a rite of passage that invites adventurous drinking, but one teenager had surgeons to thank she saw the day through, after downing a -320 Farenheit liquid nitrogen cocktail and having her stomach removed. The Telegraph reports.

Liquid nitrogen has become an increasingly popular method of instantly freezing food and drinks

Teenage girl has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail while celebrating her 18th birthday

Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends when she drank a liquid nitrogen and champagne based cocktail known as a ‘Pornstar Martini’

Berenice, Donmar Warehouse, London

The English theatrical spirit revels in indecorum, in laying banana skins under the paths of the high-minded, in developing a proliferation of sub-plots and in generally reserving rhyme for the comic antics of pantomime doggerel.

Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Here's a Spider-Man reboot with a difference. Over the course of a hypnotic hour, Scottish Writer of the Year Alan Bissett weaves together a series of compelling, odd little monologues, performed in character as various species of spider.

Nicola Spirig of Switzerland is seen defeating Lisa Norden of Swede

London 2012: The finest of fine margins

It was the first time an Olympic triathlon was decided with a photo finish, but the result is still disputed six days later. Sweden has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to award a gold medal to Lisa Norden as well as Switzerland's official winner Nicola Spirig who clocked identical times of one hour 59 minutes 48 seconds.

Mourners honour Wisconsin Sikh temple victims

Mourners began paying their final respects today to six worshippers gunned down by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in the US almost a week ago for reasons that still aren't clear.

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