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

Capello in threat to drop stars who snub friendlies

He might have been in Africa yesterday spreading the word about the Football Association's good deeds but Fabio Capello showed that the conduct of his England players is never far from his mind.

BP profits slide 22 per cent

Oil giant BP today pledged to close the "performance gap" with its rivals after a 22% fall in profits last year.

Businessman drops plans to sue parents of boy he killed

A Spanish businessman has withdrawn his plans to sue the parents of a teenager he ran over and killed while at the wheel of a luxury car.

Peter Doig: A perfectionist in paradise

Last year, one of Peter Doig's paintings smashed auction records. Author F G Cottam tracks him down in Trinidad ahead of his Tate Britain retrospective

My Holiday In... Tobago

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Newsroom revolt forces 'Star' to drop its 'Daily Fatwa' spoof

A staff revolt at the Daily Star prevented publication of a spoof Islamic version of the paper called the "Daily Fatwa".

Henning Wehn: 'Allo 'allo, where are the stereotypes?

Who Said The Germans Weren't Funny?

England 6 Jamaica 0: A tall story as Sven's men are given record send-off

Crouch does the trick to lead Jamaica a dance and give England their best ever win under Eriksson as squad revel in a stroll in the park

Athletics: Campbell will get run for money from in-form rivals

The former European 100 metres champion Darren Campbell faces formidable opposition in tomorrow's Fanny Blankers-Koen memorial meeting in Hengelo. Campbell, eager to compete at this summer's European Championships, is up against 2003 world champion Kim Collins at the Dutch meeting.

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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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