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Leicester have suffered while their players have been on World Cup duty. Their captain tells Simon Turnbull they can still recover

David Nicholls: I understand the Emma Morley casting controversy

The author of bestselling novel One Day talks about the film adaptation which stars American actress Anne Hathaway as the main character. Matilda Battersby reports

Al Capone's gun for sale

A revolver that belonged to Al Capone could sell for £70,000 at auction next month.

Sex scandals obsess Malaysia: the country with a one-track mind

Some days its media can talk of little else

Teacher jailed for sex with pupils

A teacher who dubbed himself the 'Salford Stallion' as he slept with three of his high school pupils was today jailed for six years.

Mothers, sons and other lovers: How love in literature has changed

The boundaries of romance have spread, and family life has evolved. Lisa Appignanesi argues that the greatest story ever told now springs modern surprises on readers

Body 'is missing mother, 18'

An 18-year-old woman discovered dead in the front room of a house is believed to be a mother of one who went missing on Valentine's Day.

February, By Lisa Moore

Inspired by a real event – the sinking of an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland in 1982 – February tells the story of how one woman's life is irrevocably shaped by the tragedy.

Patrick Wolf: A red-letter day for the bad boy of indietronica

His impending gay marriage means Patrick Wolf's new album is very different to its angry predecessors. Elisa Bray meets him

Dom Joly: I hope there's a question on why north London is smug

I went to a pub quiz in north London last week. It was a last-minute thing – somebody I knew spotted on Twitter that I was in town at a loose end, and asked me to come along and join their team. I have a curious love-hate relationship with pub quizzes. I do really love them, but I also hate losing. You always lose in a pub quiz. However well you do there is always a little table in the corner that is rammed full of people with huge heads who have all taken time off studying for their PhDs in advanced boffindom to come and give you a good thrashing. They are normally into science fiction, and have a ludicrous name that is some clever play on words involving a solar system whose existence you weren't even aware of. I have to admit that winning a pub quiz is on my list of "things to do before I die", but I've never been too optimistic about my chances.

Chandler and wife finally reunited

Author Raymond Chandler's wish to spend eternity alongside his wife was fulfilled after her remains were buried with his in a Valentine's Day ceremony.

Thai couple kiss for a record 46 hours

It was one long kiss for a couple – one record-breaking embrace for mankind.

Selena Gomez 'loves' Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez "loves" Justin Bieber.

Valentine’s Day designers with a difference

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