Sport England opener Alex Hales takes a catch during the first Twenty20 match against Australia

England suffered yet another defeat in the opening Twenty20 match against Australia and need to win the remaining two if they are to take the series

Boxing: Silent assassin who lets her fists do the talking

Savannah Marshall doesn't say much but she's spreading the word for women's boxing before it makes its Olympic debut in 2012

Tips and deals of the week: 29/08/2010

Save £150 in Barbados

Take advantage of the British Airways sale and book an all-inclusive week at Almond Beach Village in Barbados from £799 per person.

Go to ba.com/sale

Virgin Atlantic's growth plans signal uplift in airline industry confidence

Virgin Atlantic is adding flights to the Caribbean from next year in a further sign of airlines' confidence of a recovery in the recession-hit industry.

Secret Britain: Hidden gems for stay-at-home travellers

The UK's holiday hotspots will be packed this summer, as millions forgo overseas trips. All the more reason, says Simon Calder, for you to choose your destination with care

My Life In Travel: Gabby Logan, sports commentator and presenter

'The Scottish Highlands are beautiful'

Simon Calder: Are we really bidding farewell to the Kiwis?

Some of our tourists are missing: more than half the British travellers who went to New Zealand last year failed to return. That is according to official figures; the New Zealand authorities counting them in, and our government counting them home.

Tips and deals of the week: 04/07/2010

Save 25 per cent in Sardinia

Get seven nights' half board at the four-star Hotel Flamingo in southern Sardinia from £741 per person, including return BA flights.

Go to sardatur-holidays.co.uk

Gayle looks lively ahead of vital Test

Chris Gayle leaps to catch the ball as West Indies train ahead of their third Test against South Africa, which begins at the Kensington Oval in Barbados today.

Travel challenge: An off-season Caribbean holiday

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a seven-night holiday in the Caribbean out of season. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together in mid-July.

Colly flowers, and backs his six hitters to win T20

England hope for 18th time lucky but spectre of match-fixing haunts big party

My Life In Travel: David Haye, WBA World Heavyweight Champion

'I love watching the posers on South Beach in Miami'

Virgin unveils new service to Las Vegas

Sir Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic is to start Manchester to Las Vegas services, it was announced today.

Barbados is queen of the Caribbean

The island remains a favourite with British buyers. Julian Knight and Felicity Cannell report

Travel challenge: A beach holiday in Barbados

Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a week's holiday in Barbados. Prices are for two people travelling together and include non-stop flights from Gatwick...

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