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The champion that time forgot: Why do we find it so hard to love Daley Thompson?

He overcame the brutal murder of his father to become arguably our greatest ever athlete. Today, he is an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games and teaching children how to play football in war-torn Moldova. So why is Daley Thompson still so hard to love?

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Golden girl: Katharina Wagner is favourite to succeed her ailing father as director of the Bayreuth Festival

Fight of the Valkyries: The Wagner's bitter struggle for control of their own opera festival

Next month, the Bayreuth Festival will announce its first new director in 57 years – and the battle between the glamorous young Katharina Wagner and two elderly relatives for the coveted post has revealed ambition, treachery and grief worthy of the juiciest opera

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Deborah Orr: Face the facts: men are more prone to violence than women

What is murder? It is a much more complicated question than it may seem


Hamish McRae: Don't despair over house prices

So what's to be done about the mortgage famine?


Mark Steel: Why do the unions keep handing over money?

Where unions have defied the trend and grown has been where they're seen to be defending the workforce

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