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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

It's oh so quiet on the east coast of Barbados

Celebrities love this island's Platinum Coast. But the locals prefer its wilder Atlantic beaches. Now some hoteliers are catching on, too, says Ian Burrell

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Policy of loyalty may have to end under new leadership, especially in top order

Overseas property: St Lucia

St Lucia is being tipped as the new Barbados – but without the crowds. Laura Latham reports

Sporting Justice, by Ian Hewitt

In an ideal world, all sport would be self-policing; sadly, the reality is very different, as this 370-page compilation of action which ended up in court indicates.

Andre Nel: Fast and loose cannon ready to fire with both barrels

South Africa's volatile paceman is set to replace Dale Steyn in the third Test against England at Edgbaston tomorrow. Jon Culley assesses a player with an alter ego called Gunther and a chequered past on and off the field

My Life In Travel: Kirsty Gallacher

'The Caribbean sums up a holiday for me – it's idyllic'

Pietersen: 'Someone was writing a pretty incredible script for me today'

Kevin Pietersen was close to tears last night as he described the love he felt from English cricket fans after scoring a century against the nation of his birth here yesterday.

Forget the beach, there's more to Barbados than sea and sand

This Caribbean island has some unusual fun attractions to lure families out of the resorts, says Kate Simon

Ottis Gibson: 'Fast bowling is about the donkey work sometimes'

Brian Viner Interviews: As England begin the third Test, their bowling coach discusses swing, Steve Harmison and the day that Malcolm Marshall taught him the value of hard graft

Barbados: Bowled over

Sports stars such as Michael Vaughan are lured to the Royal Westmoreland resort by the promise of luxury, privacy – and some serious golf. Matt Tench visits a Caribbean sanctuary

Thomas Cook buys luxury holiday firm

Bespoke holiday firm Elegant Resorts was in new hands today after being snapped up by travel giant Thomas Cook.

Buying overseas: The far side

Away from the billionaires' palaces, some Caribbean islands offer castaway boltholes that start at just £70,000. Laura Latham reports

Anna Pavord: Totally tropical

A recent visit to the Caribbean has rekindled Anna Pavord’s love affair with the orchid. Whether wild, hybrid, fussy or easy-living, there are thousands of species to enjoy

Buying overseas: Not just a drop in the ocean

In the first of two reports on the Caribbean's quietest islands, Laura Latham seeks luxury from a bygone age
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