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How to be an Internee with No Previous Experience, Radio 4

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Wayne Rooney believes he is in the best England form of his life after five goals in his last three internationals.

Cancer battle for Horsfield

Former Fulham, Birmingham and West Brom striker Geoff Horsfield has revealed he is suffering from testicular cancer.

Hull City will back Fagan legal action

Hull forward Craig Fagan may consider taking legal action against Newcastle's Danny Guthrie over the tackle that broke his leg.

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To believers in the Fourth Estate orthodoxy that newspapers exist to inform public opinion in the interests of democracy, August was a month that should have delivered readers in abundance. Russian forces in-vaded Georgia. The British economy tipped into recession. US politics came alive.

Trinity warns ad revenues will post double-digit falls this year

Trinity Mirror's saw advertising sales drop by 8 per cent in the first half of 2008, and is predicting double-digit year-on-year falls for the rest of the year.

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Alan Watkins: The PM is no longer on the people's side

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No reflected glory for the new-look 'Mirror' as 'Sun' continues to shine

When the Daily Mirror unveiled its new look on 2 April, editor Richard Wallace said he did not want to unsettle readers. The jury is out on whether he achieved that modest ambition. The Mirror's circulation fell in April, continuing a decline that has marooned it below 1.5 million sales, less than half the circulation of its main rival, Rupert Murdoch's Sun, for which price-cutting continues to work magic. The Sun's circulation rose slightly in April and is up 2.8 per cent since last year.

Jane Moore: The rise of the Sun queen

She's the longest-serving columnist on Britain's best-selling daily newspaper. She's written four best-selling novels with a fifth on the way – and is hard at work on herlatest TV documentary. But, as Ian Burrell discovers, she's a humble hack at heart

TV presenter wins damages for affair reports

GMTV presenter Kate Garraway accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages today over allegations that she betrayed her husband by having an affair with Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton Du Beke.

Howard Jacobson: So much more could have been done to liberate people from the confines of class

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Carol Barnes 'seriously ill' in hospital

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