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Bradley Wiggins: Wants to win next year’s Giro d’Italia and to complete the treble with the Vuelta, but his current acheivements do not need an additional marker.

Why should we have to watch our Olympic heroes squirming in penguin suits?

Who actually cares about the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist? Sport hardly needs another layer of competition

Glastonbury 2013 sells out in just one hour and 40 minutes

With Worthy Farm taking a gap year in 2012, thousands were frantically pressing refresh in an effort to secure tickets to Glastonbury 2013.

Brazilian woman auctions her virginity on site 'Virgins Wanted' - take part in our prostitution survey

A 20 year-old woman is offering to lose her virginity to the highest bidder, on a flight from Australia to the US. Here, we ask readers' views on prostitution.

Nick Clegg's "ask the bank of mum and dad" house deposit plan assumes we all have rich parents

Perhaps it's the inevitable product of a political class dominated by the rich. We should urgently focus on building homes for the poor and needy instead

Andrew Mitchell, gate-gate, and what a ridiculous row over the word 'pleb' reveals about Britain

Is this what politics in Britain is reduced to? Endless blather and chatter about what Andrew Mitchell did or didn't say? Pathetic! Grow up and get serious, people.

Don't give up on foreign aid

Spending taxpayers' money on international development programmes is under attack like never before. But there are vital reasons to keep giving.

I smell a rat in the newly gentrified East End

There's a recalcitrant inner-city spirit which no amount of over-priced real-estate development can sanitise. Figuratively, or sometimes literally.

Kate's topless pictures prove we need to start respecting privacy

As a French court yesterday accused French magazine Closer of "violating the bodily intimacy" of the Duchess, we should re-evaluate how we value privacy.

French Closer pics of topless Kate Middleton are just vulgaire

Nobody cares what happened in Vegas, but what happened by the Provence pool should stay there.

Who’d want to be guilty of taking pride in prejudice?

Bigots often don’t fathom that their views could be offensive, so the case where a man claimed he couldn’t sit on a jury because of his extreme views seems odd.

Laura Davis: Private images should stay out of the public domain

As nude pictures have been published of Prince Harry in the past week, the question of to what extent those in the public eye should become private property is to be considered once again.

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