Sport Monty Panesar bowls in the nets at Adelaide as Alastair Cook looks on

Monty Panesar was initially dropped by England in strange circumstances. Looking back nearly five years it was as though he was squarely to blame for the beach which doubled as a cricket pitch at the Sir Viv Richards Recreation Ground in Antigua.

More officials banned by Fifa for role in bribery scandal

Six more officials from the Caribbean have been banned by FIFA for varying periods for their roles in the bribery scandal that rocked the world governing body earlier this year.

Cargo ship runs aground on Cornish beach

A 9,000-tonne cargo ship has ran aground on a Cornish beach.

Parents' relief as two guilty of couple's murder in Antigua

The two men protested their innocence. They were linked to the killing by mobile-phone records and bullets that came from the same gun they used in another murder

Relief at honeymoon murders verdict

The grieving parents of a British honeymoon couple shot dead on the holiday island of Antigua have spoken of their relief after two men were convicted of the murders on the third anniversary of their deaths.

Heartless killers showed no remorse

Cold-blooded killers Kaniel Martin and Avie Howell showed no signs of remorse throughout their two-month trial.

Whaling Commission accepts clean-up plan

British proposals to clean up the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which has been racked by allegations of corruption among its member countries, were accepted by the Commission at its meeting in Jersey last night.

Murder trial in Antigua

The trial of two men accused of murdering a British honeymoon couple in Antigua continued on the third anniversary of their deaths.

Inside travel: Guidebooks

<b>Andrew Steed</b> reflects on how guidebooks and maps have changed since he started selling them

UK leads battle to clean up whaling commission

Japan accused of buying the support of members of the IWC with aid and bribery

Virgin Islands recall their days in the sun under former coach

Villas-Boas is still admired on the tiny island where he cut his teeth as a coach. By Mark Fleming

West Indies restore pride

The West Indies salvaged some pride in their one-day international series against India with a 103-run win in the fourth game in Antigua yesterday.

Guard 'asleep' during Antigua hotel attack

At least one of three security guards at an Antigua hotel where a British couple were shot dead on their honeymoon may have been asleep at the time, according to testimony in the trial of two men charged in the killing.

Pair on trial for Antigua honeymoon murders

Two men will go on trial today accused of murdering a British honeymoon couple in Antigua.

Pietersen in a spin but Trott ploughs on to double century

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