Sport Ex-England footballer and broadcaster Stan Collymore

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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