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

County round-up: Harmison fires salvo at selectors and lowly Surrey

Stephen Harmison reminded the England selectors of his presence in more ways than one as he polished off the Surrey tail to help Durham to a 10-wicket victory at Guildford which took them to the top of Division One.

Andy Andrews: Centenarian political activist

Andy Andrews admonished those present at his 101st birthday party in Taunton in February for going on too much about his lifetime of political activism. After messages of congratulations from Tony Benn, the CND chair Kate Hudson and other left-wing luminaries had been read out, he rose to his feet and complained: "I want less adulation and more politics", and went on to urge the gathering of friends and fellow activists to look to the future and consider instead how to support workers and trade unionists in their struggle.

Somerset 131 Warwickshire 132-5 <i>(Warks win by five wkts)</i>: Westwood on hand to guide Bears home

Somerset beaten in the final over as Trescothick refuses to rule out one-off England return. By Tom Bateman

Man dies after 999 police car crash

An investigation is under way following the death of a motorist after a collision with a police car responding to a firearms incident in Somerset.

Big-hitting Stevens leads Kent to victory over Surrey

South-East Division leaders Kent came out on top against Surrey in a run-feast in their Friends Provident Trophy match at Canterbury yesterday. The hosts piled up 337 for 3 in their 50 overs as Darren Stevens smashed 119 not out off 77 balls, hitting four sixes and 10 fours, with Martin van Jaarsveld's unbeaten 113 off 108 – which included 10 fours – somewhat overshadowed.

Salute for hero as military honours its wounded

MoD responds to pressure from rank-and-file soldiers for greater recognition for injured troops

Collingwood tops points haul &ndash; a year too early

England's top international cricketer will receive a Most Valuable Player award for their efforts this year. If the points formula had been applied over the last year, Paul Collingwood would have been the winner of the Professional Cricketers' Association's gong.

Hildreth ton establishes Somerset dominance

James Hildreth already has experience of an Ashes Test – he caught Ricky Ponting as a substitute fielder three years ago – and he may yet earn more direct involvement next summer. Yesterday he added another century to a lengthening list to steer Somerset to a commanding 399 for 3 against champions Sussex in the First Division of the Championship at Taunton.

County Championship round-up: Tomlinson paves way for Hampshire march

James Tomlinson claimed a career-best 8 for 46 and Kevin Pietersen hit a faultless century as Hampshire dominated the opening day at Taunton yesterday.

Lunch Report: Sussex 87-1 (30.3 overs) v Surrey

Lunch on the first day of four (Surrey won toss)

Sir Benjamin Slade: 'I am going to be a mega, mega-star'

Sir Benjamin Slade has attracted world-wide publicity with his search for an heir to his &pound;7.5m country pile. But is he really the eccentric, impoverished (and furiously right-wing) aristocrat that he claims to be?

Newbury: Muthabara shows her class

Dunlop's filly is co-favourite for Newmarket but Confront's Classic hopes are in tatters

Reward offered for antique violin left on train

It is not uncommon to leave a book, mobile phone, rucksack or even laptop by your seat before alighting, only to discover the loss just as your train creaks agonisingly out of the station.

New track at Great Leighs delayed yet again

The countdown to the opening of Britain's first brand new racecourse since Taunton in 1927 will have to start again as the launch of Great Leighs has been postponed yet again.

Pictures back claim that girl was murdered

At Luis' beach bar, beers were being sunk gently as the last light of the day slipped away across the ocean. Orange lanterns hung from the coconut matting roof and a gentle jazz soundtrack spilt from the speakers. It would have been hard to imagine a more tranquil setting.

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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