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 Alistair Roberts, vice chair of the Clyde Fishermen’s Association. Photograph : Jeff Holmes

Looking out onto the wind and rain the in Clyde port of Greenock in western Scotland, Alistair Roberts borrows a weather image to describe 2020. “Wit(...)

Andy Murray (right) with his brother Jamie and mother Judy.  Judy gave her sons the opportunity both to succeed and sometimes to fail. Photograph:  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Mark Williams is sitting in his house on the Wirral Peninsula, near Liverpool. Life is, in his words, monotonous, in that every day is the same. He’s (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan  got the better of Ding Junhui in a quality session on Sunday at the Crucible. File photograph: Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan launched a savage attack on snooker’s next generation after beating Ding Junhui to book a World Championship quarter-final clash aga(...)

Reduction in stress produces a mental and emotional space to identify choices that could improve working life. File photograph: Getty

We have a tendency to misunderstand stress, even though it is one of the defining characteristics of our age. Research by Prof Mark Williams at Oxford(...)

Lukas Bates, dressed as Big Ben, struggles to get over the finish line during the London Marathon. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

It’s possibly no consolation to Liverpool fans after 29.1 millimetres banjaxed their Sunday, but there’s always someone worse off. Like that man dre(...)

Mark Selby (left) and Gary Wilson during day seven of the 2019 Betfred World Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photo: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

Three-time champion Mark Selby suffered a shock World Championship defeat to former taxi driver Gary Wilson. Selby, who was the 2014, 2016 and 2017 (...)

Mark Williams during his second-round match against David Gilbert at the  World Championship at The Crucible in  Sheffield. Photograph:  Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

Defending world champion Mark Williams has revealed doctors are confident his health scare is not related to his heart after going to hospital sufferi(...)

“Depressed fathers tend to play and engage less with their children and talk more negatively about and to them,” according to the UK’s National Childbirth Trust.

When a father shows little interest in a new baby, others are likely to be critical. However, it is increasingly recognised that men as well as women (...)

Stephen Hendry celebrates his fourth World Championship victory in 1994. Photograph: Mike Cooper/Allsport

“It was a mixture of embarrassment, anger, frustration, sadness, everything,” Stephen Hendry says as he remembers how his dominance of snooker unravel(...)

Debenhams has 11 stores in the Republic.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Debenhams rushed out a trading statement on Monday to reassure investors after a sharp share price fall triggered by reports it was considering a fina(...)

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