Sport Ex-England footballer and broadcaster Stan Collymore

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

Taylor outpaces the Aussies

Australia 163-5 England 165-2

Women's World Twenty20: Edwards plays a captain's innings to outclass India

India 112 England 113-0 (England won by 10 wickets)

Edward Harper: Composer who championed contemporary music in Scotland

A CD of Edward Harper's music released by the Edinburgh label Delphian Records last year bore the title Miracles, after the penultimate movement of his Second Symphony, the main item on the disc. The miracle was rather that Harper had not only survived to see it released, he even lived long enough to begin a Third Symphony in spite of a lengthy battle against bowel cancer that he faced with courage and calm. That battle appeared to be won, but the cancer metastasised into the liver, with fatal results.

County Championship round-up: Connell inspires Ireland at 13th time of asking to defeat Royals

Worcestershire were humiliated by Ireland in the Friends Provident Trophy at New Road yesterday. Bowled out astonishingly for 58, they lost by 94 runs and were deprived of second place in Group A.

County Championship round-up: Voges mars Notts' fine day by falling short again

For the second time in a week, Adam Voges failed narrowly to complete a century as Nottinghamshire edged ahead at Old Trafford.

Blizzards leave motorists stranded

Motorists were stranded today after worse-than-expected snowfalls caused blizzard-like conditions in parts of England.

Top Benefit can pay off again for Mansell

Point-to-Point

On and off the rails: Britain's old railway routes are being reclaimed

The destruction of Britain's railway network in the 1960s was a disaster for millions of people. But now, as Simon Calder discovers, some of the old routes are being reclaimed

Weekend Work: Time to plant heather

Botham dusts off walking shoes

The former cricketer Sir Ian Botham will dust off his walking shoes and set off on another fundraising expedition today taking in nine towns across the UK.

Newell wants luck of draw

An hour before the cricket was scheduled to start at Trent Bridge, the gates were locked. The umpires had already trodden the sodden turf, noted the pools of water at the end of the run-ups, and brought to an end the potentially pivotal match between Nottinghamshire and Somerset, the top teams in Division One ofthe Championship.

Bob humphrys: Television sports journalist

Bob Humphrys was the face of Welsh sport for almost 20 years as he fronted the sports news coverage of BBC Wales's Wales Today news programme. He received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC in 2004 for his near 30 years of service.

Langeveldt sparks Middlesex collapse to spur Derbyshire

The international quality of Charl Langeveldt and Wavell Hinds cut through a fragile Middlesex batting order to set up a seven-wicket Derbyshire victory at the County Ground yesterday.

County Championship round-up: Davies' assault and Batty's blitz demolish Lancashire defences

Steven Davies cracked a century before Gareth Andrew and Gareth Batty ripped through Lancashire in a convincing 105-run win for Worcestershire in the NatWest Pro40 First Division yesterday. Davies hit three sixes and 12 fours in an 83-ball 103 not out that lifted the Royals to 189 for 5 in a match reduced to 25 overs at Old Trafford.

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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