Q&A: Travel unravelled
Ex-Chesterfield player managing Antigua and Barbuda making waves in cricketing heartland
A Congolese woman whose legs were blown off by a landmine will compete in the London Paralympics after a British woman gave her a top-of-the-line racing chair.
Allen Stanford, the Texan financier who bankrolled English cricket, will spend the rest of his life in prison, a Houston judge ruled last night, sentencing the pyramid schemer to 110 years without parole.
Stanford was listed by Forbes as the world's 605th richest man before his world fell apart
Sea sickness and waves as high as five metres are making life difficult for all six teams in the early stages of leg four of the Volvo round the world race from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand.
Sandy shores and warm weather make the Caribbean the perfect family playground
A man who was jailed for life after murdering a British couple on their honeymoon has stabbed another inmate in prison, police said.
Japan accused of buying the support of members of the IWC with aid and bribery
Villas-Boas is still admired on the tiny island where he cut his teeth as a coach. By Mark Fleming
Sri Lanka 400 England 491-5
Still waiting for your Royal Wedding invitation? There's still time to be part of the action. Book a four-night stay at a Park Plaza Hotel in London from 25–28 April and you'll get a fifth night free on the ceremony day. The nightly rate is £156 per double, room only, and is valid at Park Plaza County Hall hotel (above); the Plaza on the River on the Albert Embankment; and the Westminster Bridge hotel. All are near to the parade route and Trafalgar Square, where the nuptials can be seen on a big screen. Quote "Royal" when booking.
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
A new resort, specialising in sailing, opened on Antigua this year. But could it make sea dogs out of landlubber Lisa Markwell and her family?
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.
Rain or shine, this tiny fragment of the Caribbean is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday