News British girl Madeleine McCann, who was allegedy abducted 03 May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was on vacation with her family in the Algarve

British police reportedly made the request to their Portuguese counterparts in a recent meeting between the two forces

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

What ho! Me, a traitor to my country? Utter piffle

Rooney revels in free-scoring form

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.

This year's not-so-silly season couldn't persuade readers to pick up a paper

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.

Man beaten up by Fielder-Civil 'was paid £200,000 bribe'

A pub landlord who was beaten so badly by Amy Winehouse's husband that he needed metal plates put in his face accepted a £200,000 bribe to try to save his attacker from jail, a court heard.

This woman can sell your sob story for £300

Former 'Daily Mail' journalist Natasha Courtenay-Smith has set up an online business offering the case studies that provide the human interest in articles by the press. Sophie Morris reports

The week of living dangerously

If you value your life, don't read the papers. There are perils around every corner – particularly if the corner shop sells killer kebabs

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

A Labour MP may feel the need to apologise to Gordon Brown, but the electors of Crewe and Nantwich share no such obligation

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

A funny thing happens to working classes when they read – they stop being working class

Carol Barnes 'seriously ill' in hospital

The former ITN newsreader Carol Barnes is seriously ill in hospital, her agent said today.

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