A group of history undergraduates at Warwick are causing controversy by organising their own student-led lectures while their tutors go on strike.

Perpignan fall to boot of O'Gara

Munster 24 Perpignan 23

Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, By Juliet Barker

How a cast of despicable characters and warring factions kept France on its knees post-Agincourt

Recruitment firms fined £39m for price-fixing

Six recruitment firms who formed a cartel to fix prices and freeze out competition have been hit with fines totalling £39.3m by the Office of Fair Trading.

Sun forecast to shine on Stars' Arc challenge

Derby winner likely to enjoy favoured dry surface at Longchamp

Hannon aiming to strike gold again

Trainer on hunt for the next Canford Cliffs as sales season opens at Doncaster

Tiger roars back to take lead

Tiger Woods took a one-shot lead into the final round of the Buick Open as the world No 1 shifted into top gear on Saturday, firing a seven-under 65.

No 20, Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, London W1

Sanctum has been billed as London's first rock'n'roll hotel – a Soho pleasure-den where touring bands can kick back and enjoy some discreet fun, and even us civilians can feel like rock stars for the night. So what's this – a morning phone call asking me to call back and confirm my dinner reservation? Not very rock'n'roll, is it? Don't try and pin me down, man; who knows what wild antics might have derailed me by 8.30pm tonight?

Marketing plan lacks horsepower

BHA review centres on rebranding of the sport in quest for leisure pound

Lives Remembered: Cecil Warwick

Joining the RAF in January 1939, Warwick started as a flight rigger before being trained as a fitter IIA on 254 Squadron, where he worked on the Beaufighters, which were to form the crucial part of Coastal Command's first "Strike Wing".

Story of the Song - Warwick Avenue, Duffy (2008)

Van Morrison ambled up Cyprus Avenue and Eddy Grant caught the spark of Electric Avenue.

Warwick Mansell: The evidence shows testing is unnecessary

It is not often that a newspaper article annoys me to the point of wanting to set the record straight. But Conor Ryan's defence of the Government's testing regime (Comment, 12 February) was a masterclass in the selective use of evidence to make dubious points. No one who has witnessed the workings of the test system at close quarters for several years, considering the evidence in the round, could look at it objectively and believe his central argument is right.

Klein wins book award for 'Shock Doctrine'

Canadian journalist Naomi Klein has won Britain's inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing for "The Shock Doctrine," her acclaimed investigation into neoliberal economics which she calls "disaster capitalism."

Power workers to ban overtime

Around 120 staff at the National Grid are to start a ban on overtime from Friday as part of industrial action over pay, it was announced today.

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