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West Midlands couple book bargain Caribbean flights – from Birmingham, Alabama

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Two Colorado teenagers arrested over alleged shooting plot at Trinidad High School

Boys may have been planning the attack for up to six weeks

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Olympic sprint bronze medallist who achieved unwanted fame through one game of rugby league

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England v Poland: Steven Gerrard desperate to avoid repeat of Croatia heartbreak at Wembley

The captain was part of the side that lost 3-2 and failed to reach Euro 2008

Squadron Leader Ulric Cross: Pilot who went on to become a judge and diplomat

In 1990, when Ulric Cross was interviewed in BBC television's discussion programme Hear-Say, he explained that he joined the Royal Air Force in 1941 because he was "young, adventurous and idealistic." He said his recruitment enabled him to escape his homeland, Trinidad, where he hated "the frustrations and the stultifying nature of colonial society". He also said that in addition to defeating Hitler, for him "the whole idea of being a member of the RAF was romantic."

Kenwyne Jones

Kenwyne Jones reveals level of disharmony under former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis

The striker considered quitting the club

Port of call: Auckland harbour on North Island, New Zealand

My life in travel: Lennie James

'I first went to New Zealand with my daughter. It was our big adventure'

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Classical review: The final Proms cover the waterfront, and the Last Night is the best in years thanks to Marin Alsop

Prom 72 – Calleja, Orchestra Verdi, Zhang (***)

Prom 73 - Cooper, Lewis (*****)

Prom 74 – Sonnleitner, Vienna Phil, Maazel (***)

Prom 75 – DiDonato, Kennedy, BBCSO, Alsop (*****)

Joyce DiDonato will star at the Last Night of the Proms

Proms star soloist Joyce DiDonato to sing for 'voices silenced' over gay rights

American mezzo-soprano dedicates performance of 'Over the Rainbow' to LGBT community

Kenwyne Jones

Transfer news: Mark Hughes predicts interest in Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones following hat-trick against Walsall

The Potters won 3-1 to advance in the Capital One Cup

The 10 Best last-minute travel websites

Whether you fancy lounging on a beach or something a little more energetic, there are some great late holiday deals to be had

Two British women injured in Cuban bus crash

All 16 tourists on board taken to hospital after coach overturned on popular holiday route

The image posted on Brek Shea's Instagram account

Stoke City investigate 'religious abuse' after 'pig's head is found in Kenwyne Jones' locker'

Training ground 'prank' backfires and leads to furious reaction from striker

Writing on the wall: ‘I’m still on the lookout, I want something to happen and I’ve applied for so many jobs, so many jobs,’ says Graham Rix

Graham Rix: 'No one will give me a job'

Highly rated player and coach is a forgotten man after up-and-down career

International Space Station photograph captures giant 'underwater' wave spread over hundreds of miles in the Caribbean Sea

Image was captured from the International Space Station

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