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Lancaster believes that stability will provide success with his current contract set to run out after the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil

Wedding Madness! <i>The IoS</i> royal fever awards

Britain is now awash with bids to exploit the marriage of Wills and Kate. These are desperate efforts to enthuse the public, and such ingenuity should not go unrecognised. We celebrate the most ridiculous candidates

Lawyer claims up to 7,000 may have had phones hacked

News International's bid to contain scandal is hit as fresh allegations follow apology

James Lawton: McIlroy's prodigious promise faces the assassin in the azaleas as majors are so hard to gather

What sweet agony it must have been for young Rory McIlroy returning to work down Magnolia Drive yesterday, one shoe in heaven after his brilliant opening 65 and another in that bit of hell occupied by all those who one day dare to be great and then sooner or later fret their way back into the margins of major golf.

Diary: No hero's welcome for Ricky

Connoiusseurs of comedy will recall the excruciating sight of Ricky Gervais, sent to California to interview his comic idols for Channel 4, and squirming under the hostile glare of Garry Shandling (aka Larry Sanders of The Larry Sanders Show).

Carlo Ancelotti hopeful of new Chelsea deal

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful of extending his contract with the Premier League champions.

Stephen Glover: When is an advertorial not an advertorial?

Media Studies: Times may be hard, but editors must fight to preserve the distinction between editorial and advertising

Cartoonist traces bankers' travails

Newspaper cartoonist Martha Richler opened an exhibition at the Guildhall this weekend with her collection of City Blues cartoons.

Stephen Glover: Economies are a reality even the BBC must face

Media Studies: The economies the BBC is belatedly having to contemplate were accepted long ago by other media organisations

The Feral Beast: Friends keep 'Lady' Hardup going

Rachel Johnson has written to contributors of The Lady, apologising for a "payment drought". "I just wanted to say how sorry I am that it's taken The Lady so long to stump up all this year, and how grateful I am that you have continued to file .... Many of you have kindly avoided pestering me with your plaints for which I am, I admit, grateful.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone labels FIA 'a joke'

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has fired a broadside at FIA president Jean Todt and described motor sport's governing body as "a joke."

Stephen Glover: A good newspaper but not a good business

Media Studies: The Times is really back to where it was before it started the price war in 1993

David Moyes due for Everton talks over club strategy

Everton manager David Moyes will hold talks with the club's board this summer to ascertain whether their strategy is "workable".

Beware the ghost of emails past

The permanence of electronic mail is highlighted by the hacking scandal at the News of the World. Why do so many of us use our office address for gossip, shopping and other, darker, deeds? We hit the send button at our peril, argues Rhodri Marsden

Ferguson blasts back at Dalglish and Taylor over referee criticism

Manchester United's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, last night hit back at attacks from Kenny Dalglish and Graham Taylor over his attitude towards referees.

DJ Taylor: Can Ed turn the political tide?

Labour has to admit that things can only get worse; a secularist onslaught; the self-interested approach to Libya
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John Travolta is a qualified airline captain and employed the pilot with his company, Alto
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peopleThe report and photo dedicated to the actress’s decolletage has, unsurprisingly, provoked anger
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Home body: Badger stays safe indoors
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The programme sees four specialists creating what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle together
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US pop diva Jennifer Lopez sang “Happy Birthday” to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, president of Turkmenistan
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You've been framed: Henri Matisse's colourful cut-outs at Tate Modern
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week