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Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

The comedian attempted to crack a joke in response to one follower’s questions, but ended up coming off as a massive racist in the process

Steve Martin apologises for racist Twitter joke

The comedian attempted to crack a joke in response to one follower’s questions, but ended up coming off a bit racist in the process

Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match

Ashes 2013-14: Kevin Pietersen has 'less than zero interest' in Graeme Swann's remark about people being 'up their own backsides'

The retiring spin bowler appeared to aim a parting shot - although at exactly who is somewhat unclear

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' sparked so much debate over gender inequality that it has inspired a new National Theatre play

National Theatre to tackle sexism in new play 'Blurred Lines' named after Robin Thicke's hit

The controversial chart-topper is the inspiration behind the production

The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 10 - Winners and losers

1. I don’t know what all this fuss is about. No offence was meant and none was taken! It’s not even newsworthy!

Grant Davey

MMA: Interview with the England's newest UFC fighter - Davey Grant

Davey is ready to fight whenever the UFC tell him - and with an event in London in March - that could be sooner rather than later

A photo taken by a passenger on board the British Airways flight in Johannesburg

British Airways plane "crashes" into building at Johannesburg airport

The wing of the aircraft wedged into the top of a building next to the runway

Aidy Boothroyd

Northampton Town part company with Aidy Boothroyd following 4-1 defeat to Wycombe

Boothroyd spent over two years with the Cobblers but leaves them bottom of the Football League

Crazy Cafe at Chessington World of Adventures where a large blaze has gutted the inside of the building

Chessington World of Adventures: Theme park closed after fire at cafe

The Chessington World of Adventures theme park has been forced to close after a major fire in an on site cafe.

That awkward moment when… You accidently confuse a real-life, living person with the Hollywood chap 20 years his junior that played him in a movie once.

Billboard confuses Nelson Mandela for Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman

New Delhi cloth merchant Chandrashekhar, who paid for the board out of his own pocket, said he didn’t know how the problem occurred

Liverpool's Luis Suarez

Premier League accused of 'bullying' 101 Great Goals website after Twitter removes posts

The website catalogues football video content from around the internet

Jenson Button celebrates his title in 2009 when Brawn got to grips first with changed regulations. This year will be similar, he says, with drivers having to learn new techniques

F1: Regulation changes may turn Formula One 2014 into Wacky Races

Nico Rosberg blowout makes him first victim of rules that could tip F1 on its head for drivers

Dashed hopes: Justin Bieber was 'just messing around' and will not be retiring

Justin Bieber isn't retiring from music after all

All celebrations must now end as the 'Boyfriend' singer is here to stay

Graeme Swann has apologised for comments he made that drew heavy criticism from rape charities

Ashes 2013-14: England spinner Graeme Swann issues apology for his 'crass and thoughtless' comments comparing defeat in Perth to rape

Swann commented on his brother's Facebook page but has since apologised on his remark via his Twitter account

Glenn Hoddle claims he would start both Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole on the left

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Glenn Hoddle gets backing to return to Tottenham ten years after leaving the club

Former striker Gary Lineker has given his backing to Hoddle despite Tim Sherwood being placed in temporary charge

The Crown Prosecution Service has said that a man and a woman will be charged with improper use of a communications network in relation to tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez

Two charged over 'abusive' tweets to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez

A man and a woman are to be charged following claims that they abused feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez on Twitter, the CPS has said.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links