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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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A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

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From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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