Arts and Entertainment Penny Mordaunt MP speaks at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, 2013

The MP for Portsmouth said she would donate her participation fee to charity

Sport on TV: McKenzie feels weight of the world on his shoulders

If there was an Olympic medal for fighting outside pubs at closing time, Britain would definitely be on the podium, as a million visitors to London may be about to find out. Yesterday saw the Olympic debut of Ashley McKenzie in judo, and he has been in a few scrapes away from the mat as Bad Boy Olympian (BBC4, Tuesday) bore witness.

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Savannah Marshall has a fighting chance of a boxing gong

And the rest? High hopes from triathlon to taekwondo for Team GB at London 2012

There are many reasons for GB to expect beyond the main events. Robin Scott-Elliot pinpoints further podium potential

Tom Daley makes the first dive into the new aquatic centre dive pool

Organisers say there are 'no secrets' over obstructed view seats for diving events

Olympic organisers have said there are "no secrets" with regards to obstructed view seating for the diving competitions.

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A glimpse of the Athletes' Village in Stratford

Shiny, happy, village people

The Aussies wasted no time in making their mark while Rebecca Adlington's room is already a mess – Tom Peck reports on the big check-in for the world's top athletes

Lisa Markwell: It's a new Olympic sport – the race to sell tickets

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Lisa Markwell: It's a new Olympic sport – the race to sell tickets

Just 64 days to go. Sixty four days till the Olympics is over, as the already-old joke goes. You can see that fatigue has set in among Londoners already, in their weary tread on the Underground staircase (while the escalator undergoes "essential maintenance for the Games"). Also, there appears to be competitive holiday booking – who can get away further, for longer, during the London 2012 fortnight.

The media can't get enough of Jessica Ennis

Athletes are the perfect fit for a sex-mad media

Hot bodies will be as sought-after as gold medals this summer, as Tim Walker reports

What ticket shortage? Packages still unsold – at £4,500 per person

Hospitality provider has spaces at many key Olympic events, does deal with Ticketmaster

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Wayne Rooney scores a controversial penalty to give Man Utd the lead at Old Trafford. Shaun Derry was sent off for the foul on Ashley Young although QPR will feel extremely hard done by as the Man Utd winger was in an offside position. A 25-yard strike from Paul Scholes in the second half sealed the win as Man Utd went eight points clear at the top of the table.

QPR midfielder Shaun Derry loses Manchester United red card appeal

Shaun Derry today lost his appeal against his controversial sending-off in QPR's Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester United and will miss tomorrow's clash with Swansea.

Jessica Ennis pictured with Phillips Idowu and fashion designer Stella McCartney at the launch of the TeamGB kit

British athletes must revel in spotlight says Jessica Ennis

British athletes have to make the most of being the stars of a home Olympics this summer, according to heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

Sport In Brief: Stirling goes on rampage as Ireland qualify for T20

Ireland have qualified for the World Twenty20 after winning the qualifying event in Dubai. First they beat Namibia by nine wickets, restricting them to 94 for 6 and needing only 61 balls to reach their target, Paul Stirling 59 off 32 balls.

Tom Daley has been at the centre of a media storm over comments made by the British diving coach about his attitude to Olympic preparation

The Last Word: Daley is a poster boy for hysteria

Fuss over young diver shows that our national lust for Olympic gold is out of control – and the Games haven't even started

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

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The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

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