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Ping Pong: The tables have turned

From Dave'n'Barack to trendy club nights and Boris's wiff waff, we can't get enough of ping pong. Howard Jacobson sings the praises of a great game, while Will Dean looks at the healthy state of table tennis in Britain

Letter from the editor: The man from the Pru

In Seventies south London, a ring at the door on a Wednesday evening would induce panic in my poor Ma. “Quick, hide the wine!” she would hiss at pre-teen me, so the man from the Pru wouldn’t know we drank Chianti and think we were rich.

Soapbox: ‘Look to collaborate with those who can do what you

The Inuit have a saying: “The storm is the time to fish.” That’s a pretty apt metaphor, given the economic storm that’s been swirling over our collective heads for a while now. The situation may be easing, but it has certainly given us pause to think – if you will, a chance to poke our heads outside our igloos and fish for some new ideas. Here are a few.

Liverpool owners admit to search for new investors

Liverpool's co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were forced to admit publicly yesterday that they are looking for new investors, after the Saudi prince who was entertained at Anfield on Saturday revealed the nature of their discussions.

Liverpool owners deny selling talk

Liverpool's co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks have issued a joint statement rubbishing reports that either party are preparing to sell their stake in the club.

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Stoute's Doctor lifts Vase but bypasses Derby

Barry Hills reckons he has never previously worn a panama at this meeting, and those dressed less conservatively – which is to say, just about everybody else – ended up with flesh the same colour as the sandstone city walls. Thankfully the Roodeye's other perimeter, the glittering River Dee, yielded a delicious, soothing breeze. And, as such, the answer to yesterday's big question might almost be said to have been blowing in the wind.