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Breathing lessons: Indian guru Baba Ramdev

The Week In Radio: Ships in the night and sharp sounds are sleeper hits

If, like me, you have trouble sleeping; if at night your brain starts fidgeting in your skull like a recalcitrant toddler, pin-balling from one deranged thought to the next without a care for the exhausted body that houses it, then the radio is probably your best friend.

James Moore: A sensible read about the future of publishing

Outlook Among the nether regions of the stock market lies the occasional gem.

First-class flights... on a higher plane

Air travel – it's stressful, whether there's a plane-stopping inch of snow on the ground or not. So how about a spot of yoga before you fly?

<b>Aston Villa v Wigan, Saturday 3pm</b> <br/>
Aston Villa are still undefeated this season in the league, although with only one victory and five draws they have been far from entertaining. Roberto Martinez visits Villa Park for the first time since he turned down the opportunity to manage the Midlands side and will hope to maintain Wigan's unbeaten record at the ground in their six league meetings. Villa's chances of stopping them will be improved by the return of Emile Heskey and Darren Bent from injuries. Jermaine Jenas could also make his debut for the club.
<br/><br/><b>Recent results:</b> Aston Villa 1-1 Wigan (07/05/2011, PL), Wigan 1-2 Aston Villa (25/01/2011, PL)
<br/><br/><b>One to watch:</b> <b>Charles N'Zogbia</b>, comes up against his old club for the first time since his summer transfer and so far he has failed to replicate the kind of star performances for Aston Villa that he achieved for Wigan. The stage is set therefore for him to rediscover his form from last season and put his former employers to the sword.

Alex McLeish tells Charles N'Zogbia to solve his own problem

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has told Charles N'Zogbia actions speak louder than words after the winger claimed he was not enjoying his football.

Kronos Quartet/Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, Hackney Empire/Barbican (4/5, 2/5)

No chamber group has done more to change the musical landscape than the Kronos Quartet, and its short Barbican residency bade fair to reinforce the point.

Resolution! The Place, London

Hits, misses and chocolate kisses

Stephen Lawrence murder: 'No other reason but racial hatred'

Mr Justice Treacy took less than 30 minutes to sentence Gary Dobson and David Norris.

League Two betting preview: Let's rock with steady Crewe

Crawley returned to the top of League Two last weekend and the common assumption is that the Red Devils are there to stay, but we fancy they could run into a few problems against Crewe on Saturday.

Fletcher has won four Premier League titles with Manchester United

Jeremy Laurance: Fletcher's condition strikes one in 10,000 people each year

Darren Fletcher is unlucky – about one in 10,000 people develop ulcerative colitis each year. It is a chronic condition causing inflammation of the bowel with symptoms, typically, of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea and a frequent need to go to the toilet.

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The 10 best: yoga gear

From non-slip mats to straps for trickier poses, these useful accessories will give you a hand with your asanas

Album: David Lynch, Crazy Clown Time (Sunday Best)

David Lynch is the premier outsider renaissance man of his era, his undoubted artistic facility, whether working in film, television, printmaking or now music, always tempered by the realisation that he'll never achieve – nor would he probably want – mainstream success.

The perfect holidays for posers

Whether you seek the path to spiritual enlightenment or just want somewhere to unwind, there's a yoga trip out there for you, says Lucy Gillmore

Stay The Night: Lahuen Co Eco Lodge, Argentina

Surrounded by crystal clear lakes and white-water streams, this thermal spa is a meditation on wilderness, says Minty Clinch

What does the future hold for Michael Gove's free-schools policy?

Take-up of Gove's much heralded policy has been notable by its absence, with just 24 ready to open this term

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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

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