Gore Vidal dies at 86: ten things you might want to know

First Post Wed 1 Aug, AT 12:45

'I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television,' said the American man of letters

Overjoyed Olympic parent Bert Le Clos steals Chad's thunder

Olympic Diary Wed 1 Aug, AT 11:08

Olympic gossip: BBC interview with South African swimmer's dad goes viral

Twitter ban on journo who slated NBC at Games: the plot thickens

First Post Tue 31 Jul, AT 15:40

New claim suggests reporter was banned to protect Twitter's relationship with US broadcaster

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Boris should enjoy his moment in the sun, but he won't be PM

Opinion digest Tue 31 Jul, AT 11:07

Opinion digest: the rise of Boris, Olympic sexism, Romney's Bush-era diplomacy, German euroscepticism

UK house prices drop as new buyers stay away

One-Minute Read Mon 30 Jul, AT 13:52

First fall in average UK property prices this year as growth stalls in London

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Olympic ceremony triumph: Isles of Wonder album at No 1

Olympic Diary Mon 30 Jul, AT 10:30

Olympic diary: Music from the show a smash hit, but flame goes out as cauldron moves

Giant rat? Werewolf? East River Monster puzzles New Yorkers

One-Minute Read Thu 26 Jul, AT 14:29

A bloated animal corpse washed up in Manhattan has prompted wild speculation about its identity

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Coe: athletes who use Twitter risk Olympic medal chances

Olympic Diary Fri 20 Jul, AT 11:56

Olympic gossip: tweeting makes athletes under perform, Chris Hoy misses out on sprint

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Pc Harwood walks, but police still have questions to answer

Opinion digest Fri 20 Jul, AT 10:43

Opinion digest: the Ian Tomlinson case, Wall Street pounces on City, and the housing crisis

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Fifty Shades' dirty secret isn't sex: women just want a break

Opinion digest Thu 19 Jul, AT 11:05

Opinion digest: the appeal of Fifty Shades to women, rethinking outsourcing, and ending Zimbabwe sanctions

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