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Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died, aged 93.

Starluck may follow Flat route to the Festival

Champion Hurdle candidate Starluck may have his final Cheltenham warm-up on the Flat after the loss of the Kingwell Hurdle, the last recognised big-race trial, at frozen Wincanton at the weekend. The grey's trainer, Alan Fleming, will learn today whether a replacement for the abandoned Grade Two contest will be staged at Kempton on Saturday, but may opt instead for a mile all-weather race at the Sunbury track the following Wednesday.

Big Zeb sizes up Cheltenham hopes

Fragile Irish challenger roars back from Sandown disaster with victory at Punchestown

Howard Jacobson: Comedians have their uses when you're feeling low in Wolverhampton

I wanted to express gratitude to someone whose comic gifts I admired

Dunguib options kept open

Top novice hurdler given Champion entry as rivals line up for weekend trials

Sex offenders 'granted taxi licences'

Criminals with convictions for offences including indecent assault and drug dealing are knowingly being granted taxi driver licences, an investigation claimed today.

Author collects debut award after 20-year wait for inspiration

Raphael Selbourne had started to write a novel twice in 20 years and abandoned the endeavour both times because he had “nothing to write”.

Farrelly modest after Master class

Jockey makes it a double in Sussex National after Plumpton beats the freeze

Man dies after nightclub shooting

A man has died in hospital and another victim is being treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting at a nightclub early today.

Jann Haworth, Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

Pop Art given a good stuffing

106-year-old loses care home fight

A battle by one of Britain's oldest women to stop the closure of her council-run care home failed at the Court of Appeal today.

Women arrested in 'sham marriages' raids

Four Jamaican women were arrested today on suspicion of taking part in sham marriages, the UK Border Agency said.

Fallon rides on wave of warm welcome as comeback begins

Six-time champion jockey targets next season's title despite looking out of synch following drugs ban.

Professor Graham Rees

Scholar and inspirational teacher celebrated for his editing of Francis Bacon

Goldikova on top of world at Deauville

Head's miler hailed as 'best' around after cruising to Prix Jacques le Marois win
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Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
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Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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