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A lonely young dolphin is trying to make friends with humans along Australia’s east coast but swimmers are being told to shun the creature.
No one could accuse Christos Tsiolkas of lacking ambition. His last novel, the hugely successful The Slap, had eight narrators and built a story of modern multicultural Australian life around one relatively small domestic incident.
Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms
A seven-year-old girl lost part of her finger in the attack by a shoal of the meat-eating fish
Hundreds of seal pups which had been feared dead after a tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain have been found alive and well.
The Olympic swimmer has been the subject of speculation after being made exempt from some Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds
Sighting has divided experts, who say it could be a jellyfish, marine salp – or simply a prank
Diver admits his life has been a 'rollercoaster' in recent years but says he couldn't be happier
The annual festive swim has raised over £150,000 for local charities
The annual Christmas Day Lowestoft seaside dip has been cancelled after organisers were unable to find someone to take over the charity event. These pictures show revellers heading to the seas last year.
Who has left luxury behind to face the bushtucker trials down-under?
The legacy of Britain's disappointing performance in the pool at London 2012 has finally hit home. After suffering a £4m cut in funding, having picked up only three medals last year, British Swimming has announced that the former world champion Keri-Anne Payne and two-time European gold medallist Lizzie Simmonds are among those to have lost their personal funding for 2014.
Endurance athlete Sean Conway has issued an urgent appeal for donations, with just 150 miles of his 1,000-mile challenge to go
Authorities confirm the boorish porker was hit by a passing vehicle
Crikey! Just looking at his muscles is exhausting.
British triathlete saw off American Gwen Jorgensen and Germany's Anne Haug as well as team-mate Jodie Stimpson to claim world championship