England must back up Wales win says Johnson

Martin Johnson warned England's players their 30-17 victory over Wales on Saturday will be wasted unless they back it up against Italy in Rome on Valentine's Day.

Modern men 'struggling with chivalry'

Men are struggling when it comes to modern chivalry, according to a report published today.

Fizz and fraud Valentine's brings out lovers of deceit

Films like the forthcoming Valentine's Day might suggest that love is pure, but maybe it's better dating someone a bit wicked this time of year.

Consuming Issues: Valentine's Day the thrifty way

If you are free-spirited, romantic and generous, stop reading now. This column is not for you. It is for mean-minded sourpusses who tut at shop displays of heart-shaped chocolates and recoil from gushing declarations of love in greetings cards and who suspect that the biggest beneficiaries of St Valentine's Day are not star-crossed lovers but retailers.

Album: Seasick Steve, ...Songs for Elisabeth (Atlantic)

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Over her 55-year career, Shirley MacLaine has gone from ingenue to grand dame, writing books and enduring mockery for her New Agebeliefs along the way. She tells Lesley O’Toole how she does it

Amorous alternative for tea drinkers

An aphrodisiac tea was launched today ahead of Valentine's Day.

Have faith in your pupils: Ethos, as opposed to exam results, has created a school that outshines others

The Becket School, just southwest of Nottingham city centre, is the most successful non-selective school in the north for A-level results. Yet some of its students come from three of the most deprived areas in country, including from the city’s notorious St Ann’s area, known for its drugs and guns,anduntil this autumn it was struggling to operate on two sites more than amile apart, with woefully outdated resources – sixth formers say it was often hard to find a computer to work on in their private study time.

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Bradley Cooper: 'There's been plenty of rejection'

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Jilted woman 'laced former lover's curry with poison'

A spurned woman poisoned her former lover and his new fiancée by lacing their curry with an ancient poison, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Student broke into mortuary to hunt woman he loved

A heartbroken student broke into a mortuary with an axe and examined corpses under the mistaken belief that a woman he fancied had died, police said today.

Album: The Real Tuesday Weld, The End Of The World (Six Degrees)

The End of the World is also ostensibly a live album, recorded "on the eve of Valentine's Day at The End of the World club in London 2012".

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