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Rio 2016: Free beer, smartphone bans, selfies, sailing rubbish, medal taxes

17 August 2016 - 12:37am
Cyclists seek free beer, runners embrace the Olympic spirit, canoeists use Coca Cola as a water treatment, sailors bemoan rubbish, plus more.

Novel insight

17 August 2016 - 12:28am
Breaking apart from Europe, resentment towards Westminster elites, financial uncertainty - sound familiar? Back in 1972, before the UK had even joined the Common Market, Daphne du Maurier had anticipated it all in her novel Rule Britannia. So how much did she get right?

The Olympics golden couple

17 August 2016 - 12:27am
Cycling superstars who got engaged on the sofa - Laura Trott and Jason Kenny's ordinary life may change after upping their joint gold medal haul to 10 in Rio.

Syria Aleppo attacks: 'The world has turned its back on Syria'

17 August 2016 - 12:15am
Quentin Sommerville reports on the plight of one of the victims of a suspected chlorine gas attack on Aleppo, a two-year-old girl called Samia.

Rio Olympics 2016: Jason Kenny wins keirin to equal Sir Chris Hoy's British record

17 August 2016 - 12:14am
Jason Kenny equals fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's British record of six Olympic gold medals by winning the keirin in Rio.

Rio Olympics 2016: US and NZ runners help each other

17 August 2016 - 12:13am
An American and a New Zealander are praised after stopping mid-race to help each other after the two fell during the 5,000-metre race.

Tax avoidance: Accountants face tougher penalties

17 August 2016 - 12:09am
Accountants or advisers who help people bend the rules to gain a tax advantage never intended face tougher fines under new rules proposed by the Treasury.

'It spoils everything'

17 August 2016 - 12:06am
Plans to develop an opencast coal mine in Northumberland have split locals - some support the jobs created under the scheme, while others are concerned about the impact on tourism.

Rio Olympics 2016: Jason Kenny, Laura Trott, Giles Scott golds for GB on day 11

17 August 2016 - 12:04am
Cyclist Jason Kenny wins a record-equalling sixth gold and fiancee Laura Trott claims a historic fourth title as GB seal their most successful overseas Olympics with 50 medals.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jason Kenny equals Sir Chris Hoy with sixth gold

17 August 2016 - 12:02am
Jason Kenny wins the men's keirin in dramatic style to equal Sir Chris Hoy's record of six Olympic gold medals.

Newspaper headlines: Radical cleric Choudary guilty and Laura Trott's fourth gold

16 August 2016 - 11:51pm
Wednesday's front pages focus on the conviction of radical cleric Anjem Choudary and Laura Trott's fourth Olympic gold medal.

Sign language

16 August 2016 - 10:39pm
Body language expert Mary Civiello breaks down the top five gestures Donald Trump uses when he speaks.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain's Becky James wins sprint silver

16 August 2016 - 10:23pm
Great Britain's Becky James wins her second Olympic medal of Rio 2016 with silver in the women's sprint.

Labour promises return of student maintenance grants

16 August 2016 - 10:15pm
Labour says it would increase corporation tax to fund maintenance grants and bring back the education maintenance allowance for 1.25 million students.

Trott cements name in Olympic history

16 August 2016 - 10:00pm
Laura Trott wins the points race of the omnium to cement her name in history by being the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Nile Wilson wins GB's first high bar medal

16 August 2016 - 9:35pm
Nile Wilson wins Great Britain's first Olympic gymnastics medal in the horizontal bar, claiming bronze, with Germany's Fabian Hambuechen taking gold.

Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Biles wins fourth gold, Amy Tinkler takes bronze

16 August 2016 - 9:23pm
Britain's Amy Tinkler wins Olympic bronze in the women's floor as the United States' Simone Biles wins her fourth gold of Rio 2016.

Youngest GB athlete wins gymnastics bronze

16 August 2016 - 8:20pm
Great Britain's Amy Tinkler wins Olympic bronze in the women's floor, as Simone Biles of the United States secures her fourth gold medal of Rio 2016.

Moscow flooding: Wakeboarder speeds down street

16 August 2016 - 8:16pm
A wakeboarder in Moscow has found a way to beat the floods in the city's streets.

'Clever, charismatic and dangerous'

16 August 2016 - 7:55pm
The radical British-born preacher, Anjem Choudary, has been found guilty of inviting support for so-called Islamic State.

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