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.
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Thursday 10 March 2011
It is said the rich stay rich by never spending anything. Italy's playboy premier Silvio Berlusconi is very rich indeed. But while you might accuse him of various vices – as Milan's prosecutors are currently doing – parsimony isn't one of them.
Saturday 05 March 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
The battle to increase the worldwide fan base for grand prix sailing has kicked off this week in, of all places, the Middle East Sultanate of Oman. The visit at the same time by prime minister David Cameron was in no way related.
Friday 18 February 2011
Allen Stanford, the Texan financier who bankrolled English cricket before being arrested on fraud charges in 2009, has launched a $7.2bn (£4.5bn) lawsuit against officials of the US government, saying they wrecked his business empire and left him with only the suit he was wearing – all before he had even had a chance to defend himself in court.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Cheap flights to the Caribbean
Thomson Airways is offering direct flights from Manchester to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, from the rock-bottom price of £299, including taxes. The flight to the Caribbean island departs 6 February.
Go to thomson.co.uk/flights
Sunday 09 January 2011
A monumental legal battle over the liquidation of the business empire of alleged fraudster Sir Allen Stanford will come to a head in the Caribbean courts this month.
Friday 31 December 2010
Sunday 12 December 2010
Thursday 09 December 2010
Music legend Eric Clapton is to sell off part of his extensive guitar collection - including one he played on stage with Cream - to raise hundreds of thousands for his rehab clinic.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Saturday 13 November 2010
Today: The Pavillon de la Reine in Paris has a new sibling. The Pavillon des Lettres is a new hotel with 26 rooms that each take on a letter of the alphabet. Set a short stroll from foodie-hub, Place de la Madeleine, the hotel features sleek, understated design (pavillondeslettres.com).
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