Guardian in the sky: Heroic pilot tells all

Pilot and author Jerry Grayson signs copies of his new book, inspired by the 1979 Fastnet race, at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

It was one of the biggest maritime disasters in British history claiming the lives of 15 yachtsmen - now it has inspired a new book by one of the heroic rescue pilots who risked his own life to lift dozens of stranded boaters to safety.

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West Brom strike duo winning fitness race

SOCCER : Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Southampton

West Brom are set for a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers with strike pair Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye winning their fitness battles.

Wolves want to build around Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0. (10974261)

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett today responded to speculation linking Benik Afobe to Albion and Crystal Palace by declaring “we want to build a team around him.”

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The deceptive mug

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on inappropriate souvenirs, a priceless moment in Poldark and the most important four-letter word of them all.

An exercise in hindsight?

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss says he based the character of Mycroft Holmes on Peter Mandelson

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on trying to explain the inexplicable, Italy's odd legal system and the legacy of the League of Gentlemen.

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BMW is driving forward with hybrid

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The BMW X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. It combines the versatility and luxurious ambience of the X5, along with the superb traction provided by the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, with BMW’s EfficientDynamics eDrive technology for outstanding efficiency.

Special edition to mark Lotus icon

Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of the iconic sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995.

Kia’s new Sorento has added class

Kia Sorento

Kia’s march toward the quality end of everyday motoring continues in the handsome shape of a new flagship to the range, the seven-seat Sorento.

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Appointment 'fundamentally wrong'

Lady Susan Rice has been named as one of nine "non practitioner" members of the Banking Standards Board

A new body set up to improve the standards and reputation of the banking industry has run into controversy after appointing an "insider" to a list of members who are supposed to be independent of the sector.

Queen set for Royal Maundy day

Commemorative Royal Maundy coins, which the Queen will be handing out for the 60th time since her accession to the throne (Royal Mint).

The Queen will undertake the pre-Easter tradition of handing out commemorative Royal Maundy coins today for the 60th time since her accession to the throne.

Families 'enjoy £16 a week boost'

The fall in petrol prices has boosted families' spending power

Families have around £16 a week more in their pockets than they did a year ago as the Easter Bank Holiday approaches, a report has found.

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