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The striker refused to play for Stoke after texting manager Mark Hughes

Lord Woodbine: The forgotten sixth Beatle

Lord Woodbine taught the Fab Four the blues– but was written out of pop history. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and James McGrath pay tribute

First woman PM wins early election in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago has elected its first female prime minister in an early election, ousting an incumbent who was damaged by soaring crime and allegations of public corruption.

Album: K-Os, Yes! (Last Gang)

Trinidad-born Canadian rapper/ producer Kevin Brereton, aka k-os, is in the line of old-school conscious hip-hop that stretches from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde through to Jurassic 5 and Common (his stage name, for instance, is code for "knowledge of self").

A failure at film – but heading for Orange glory?

Literary prizes can provoke passion, tears and shouting matches among judges, and this year's Orange Prize for Fiction is apparently no exception.

C&W claims victory over Digicel in battle for Caribbean markets

Cable & Wireless Communications yesterday declared victory in a bitter legal battle after a High Court judge dismissed claims that it had illegally delayed the entry of a new competitor into the Caribbean telecoms market.

Black Rock, By Amanda Smyth

It's 1950s Tobago and Celia spends her days with her younger cousins, Aunt Tassi and her step-father, Roman, a man so sly he could crawl "under a snake's belly on stilts". After Roman rapes her, Celia escapes.

Shot policewoman quits force due to stress

A police officer shot in the stomach by an illegal immigrant announced today that she was leaving her force because of post-traumatic stress.

Jealous lover killed ex over web photos

A jealous lover flew 4,000 miles to murder his former girlfriend after seeing a photograph of her on Facebook with another man.

Man jailed for killing girlfriend after Facebook row

A jealous lover was jailed for life today and ordered to serve at least 22 years for killing his girlfriend after seeing her on Facebook with another man.

Price row over record profits at British Gas

Calls for price cuts as profits soar 58 per cent at Centrica's retail division

FA spend £35,000 on Caribbean gala to 'boost' World Cup bid

The Football Association are spending £35,000 to pick up the tab for the Caribbean Football Union's gala dinner tomorrow as part of England's 2018 World Cup bid, it can be revealed.

Tuncay header denies Wigan

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Shock and awe: The art of Chris Ofili

A major retrospective of Chris Ofili's work opens at Tate Britain next week. Michael Glover explores the painter's evolution from shape-shifter and provocateur to raw, open talent, while Ekow Eshun talks to Ofili about his new-found 'sense of freedom'

Crime gang members jailed over cocaine plot

A crime gang caught trying to smuggle cocaine worth £10 million into Britain on a yacht were jailed today.

Garner labels review system as a 'gimmick'

West Indies legend Joel Garner has labelled the controversial umpire decision review system currently being introduced into Test cricket "a gimmick" and claimed it is "not working".

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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz