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.

It's just one long list of things to get done in Anguilla

There's Johnno's on Friday, Pumphouse on Saturday, The Dune on Sunday. Is there any rest for visitors to this Caribbean island? Katy Guest packed it all in

The Bargain Hunter: A catalogue of great deals

Great catalogue stores think alike – or so it would seem, as for the second time this year, seven of the biggest online retailers have launched a sale in the same week. AdditionsDirect.co.uk, Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, EmpireStores.co.uk, Marshallward.co.uk and Kays.com all have up to 60 per cent off items online, while Daxon.co.uk’s sale is up 50 per cent off.

US looks to lift prohibition on online gaming firms

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Travel Agenda: Antigua's Trevor Nelson party; London's Elephant Parade; Manchester to Aruba

Today: Sugar Ridge Hotel in Antigua is hosting a Trevor Nelson party as part of Jazzie B's Back II Life week, which runs on the island until Wednesday ( soul2soul.co.uk/back2life ).

Get with it, Simmonds warns Irish after Afghan humiliation

Phil Simmonds accused his Ireland side of complacency following their defeat by Afghanistan on Wednesday but backed his players to come good for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament starting this weekend.

As the stranded return home, thousands more are left in limbo

Travel firms are mounting a massive operation this weekend to bring back Britons still stranded abroad by the no-fly zone.

US regulators suspected Stanford in 1997

American regulators had concluded in 1997 that Allen Stanford, the sports-mad financier who bankrolled English cricket, was probably a fraudster, but they didn't charge him for 12 more years because it was too complicated a case.

Stay the night: Jumby Bay, Antigua

New suites and a beachfront spa now welcome visitors to Jumby Bay. Katy Guest reports

Prediction made that Caribbean 600 could become a classic

A prediction that a race in just its second year and organised by the London-based Royal Ocean Racing Club could, in time become one of the world’s classics was made today.

24-Hour Room Service: Carlisle Bay, Antigua

A haven of Caribbean perfection

Tales of the City 2009

That was the year that, well, wasn't the start of another Great Depression...Sean O'Grady looks back at some stories that resembled the plot of a novel

Tips and deals: 13/12/09

The resort

New luxury sailing resort, Nonsuch Bay, opens this Thursday in Antigua. Featuring 62 apartments and 18 villas, guests can book a package including half board and sailing from £800 per person per week. Go to nonsuchbayresort.com.

Traveller's Guide To: Antigua

A Caribbean gem with beaches, cricket and luxury resorts galore, say Beth Adamson and Simon Calder

Great Briton on course for Atlantic solo voyage

Having a disability needn’t be a barrier to anything you want to achieve or anywhere you want to go, as quadriplegic yachtsman Geoff Holt proves
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