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The former England striker has been the subject of alleged abuse on the social media website

'Ashcroft money' casts long shadow over rivals

Andy McSmith visits the constituencies the Conservatives have lavished with cash

Medermit on mettle for Champion

Trainer King bullish about claiming crown and adding to tally of Festival triumphs

Auditor under renewed fire over MPs' expenses

The auditor of MPs' expenses came under renewed fire today as it emerged that a number of his demands for repayment had been overturned on appeal.

Bookies the biggest losers as action freezes

Despite those running the racecourse Ffos Las clinging to the faint hope that the Welsh track may stage some sport on Saturday, the bookmakers William Hill believe that it's odds-on the next jump racing in Britain will not take place until a week later. The meeting at Kempton on 16 January is 4-5 favourite to resume the traditional winter game.

Farrelly modest after Master class

Jockey makes it a double in Sussex National after Plumpton beats the freeze

80 MPs join revolt against ruling to repay expense claims

Scale of rebellion means controversy will drag on until close to election day

Woman, 98, kills roommate, 100

A 98-year-old woman was indicted Friday on a second-degree murder charge that alleges she strangled her 100-year-old nursing home roommate after making the victim's life "a living hell" because she thought the woman was "taking over the room."

The Hacker: Bright start but Choco fails to enjoy his day in the sun

There are few more daunting prospects for a hacker than to play with a partner you have never met before. This is particularly so in foursomes, in which you take alternate shots and the chances of putting him into deep trouble on a regular basis are embarrassingly high.

Vandals target anti-hunting Lush

Branches of ethical cosmetics chain attacked after campaign launched in support of saboteurs

Grant Shapps: You Ask The Questions

The Conservative Housing spokesman answers your questions, such as 'How will you cut house prices?' and 'Isn't modern architecture rubbish?'

TV presenter Nick Knowles rescues mother and baby from car crash

TV presenter Nick Knowles rescued a mother and her eight-week-old baby girl from their overturned car today.

County Championship round-up: Botha leaves Sussex staring down the barrel

Sussex may be licking their lips at the prospect of chasing the £1.5 million jackpot on offer to the winners of next month's Twenty20 Champions League, but their steep decline in the four-day game has left them at grave risk of relegation only two years after winning back-to-back titles.

Lost dog 'fell off the back of a lorry'

A boxer dog which fell off the back of a lorry after a 1,300-mile trip from Spain is being made an internet star in a bid to reunite it with its owner.

County Championship round-up: Godwin hits 344 off 323 balls for record

Murray Goodwin, the Sussex batsman, etched his own line in cricket history yesterday with the highest individual score on English soil since Brian Lara's ground-breaking 501 not out at Edgbaston some 15 years ago.

Fields and Haynes rescue Australia from disaster

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