Brad Shields: Hurricanes captain requests to be released to play for England

Shields will join Premiership side Wasps during next season Hurricanes captain Brad Shields looks set to tour South Africa with England in June after handing in a formal request to the New Zealand Rugby Union. New Zealand-born Shields, who qualifies for England through his parents, will join Wasps later this year. England head coach Eddie …

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Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal: How many Invincibles can you name in three minutes?

In 2003-04 Arsenal became the first English top-flight side to go a league season unbeaten since 1888-89 Think you are ‘invincible’? Take our quick-fire quiz against the clock to test your memory of the 2003-04 Premier League-winning Arsenal side. To make it a little easier, we’ve only included players who made at least one league …

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Commonwealth summit: The countries where it is illegal to be gay

Image copyrightGetty Images Gay rights activists from Commonwealth countries are demanding that laws banning homosexuality should be overturned. Campaigner Peter Tatchell has said people face violence and imprisonment just because they are gay. The British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, promised the Olympic diver Tom Daley that he would raise the issue at the Commonwealth summit. …

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Willington Power Station still towers 20 years after closing

Willington Power Station operated from 1959 until its closure in 1999 – but nearly 20 years on, the cooling towers still dominate the East Midlands’ landscape. But their future looks uncertain with owner Calon Energy hoping to convert the site, near Derby, into a gas-fired power station. Cooling towers: Eyesores or sights for sore eyes?

Tammy Duckworth’s newborn makes history at US Senate vote

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