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'Open and unpredictable' – Guscott's European Champions Cup guide

In the past five years, the European Champions Cup has been under a duopoly. Saracens have won the past two titles, successfully defending the trophy in May with victory over Clermont. Before that, big-spending French superpowers Toulon won an unprecedented three in a row between 2012 and 2015. But a new season brings new contenders. Might the new money of Montpellier – under the guidance of former Scotland coach Vern Cotter – sweep to the top of the European game? Meanwhile, English champions Exeter are turning their sights to a…

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy returns to Radio 4

Cult classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is returning to the radio to mark the 40th anniversary of it first hitting the airwaves. The original cast will feature in the sixth instalment of Douglas Adams’ sci-fi story, called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. It’s been adapted from And Another Thing… written by Eoin Colfer. The six-episode Radio 4 series will include unpublished material by Adams based on notebooks and other writings. Colfer’s novel was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate for the 30th anniversary…

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Emmys 2017: Your guide to the best US TV drama

We are, as we are regularly told, in a golden age of TV – and the cream of the current crop will be rewarded when this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday. Five of the seven nominees in the most keenly contested category – outstanding drama series – are new shows. Game of Thrones, which has won for the past two years, is not eligible this time. With so many new shows having made a splash over the past year, you’d be forgiven for…

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Froome eyes Vuelta a Espana win – stage-by-stage guide

Britain’s Chris Froome is aiming to become just the third man to win the Vuelta a Espana in the same year as the Tour de France. The four-time Tour winner has finished runner-up three times at the Vuelta and says he has “unfinished business”. Only French greats Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) have won both races in the same year. This year’s Vuelta, which starts on 19 August, covers more than 3,300km (2,050 miles) over 21 stages and features nine summit finishes, including the feared Angliru. The 72nd…

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Browsing: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Summer T-Shirt

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Parenting techniques even apply to guide dogs, study says

Parenting techniques may have long lasting consequences for behavior – even when it comes to dogs. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania studied the early development, parenting and subsequent performance of 98 puppies who underwent guide dog training. Dogs who received more independence and less support from their mothers were more likely to be successful in becoming a guide dog, and they also demonstrated improved problem-solving skills. In other words, successful guide dogs were more likely to have been brought up by “tough love” moms. The study was published Monday…

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Nutritionist's guide to the food bowl trend

Let’s face it: the lunchtime salad routine can get old. But if you’re trying to eat healthily, what are your other options? Enter the bowl trend — ideally filled with dark, leafy greens, grains, protein, and vegetables, these bowls can be loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, according to Maya Feller, a New York City-based registered dietitian nutritionist. Many also come in under 500 calories and contain modest amounts of fat and sodium. But not every restaurant chain has a bowl that fits those nutritional parameters. El Pollo Loco, a…

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