Sport July 1908: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand in action during the tennis championships at Wimbledon

Before there was Federer, Borg or Laver, even before there was Lacoste, there was Anthony Wilding.

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Students bring university occupation to a close

A group of students brought their four-week long occupation of a university building to a close today as part of a protest at rises in tuition fees and education cuts.

Pope makes historic UK broadcast

God is faithful to his promises but often surprises us by how he fulfils them, the Pope will say in a historic BBC broadcast today.

British soldier killed in Afghanistan named

The 100th British member of the Armed Forces to die this year after being deployed to Afghanistan was a "cracking lad", his family said today.

Sonny Bill makes outlook all black for hammered Scots

Scotland 3 New Zealand 49

Midfield battle awaits boxer Williams

Sonny Bill Williams is relishing a toe-to-toe midfield battle as New Zealand take on Scotland on Saturday and is eager for a reunion with Rory Lamont.

Archbishop of Canterbury attacks manual labour plan

Plans to make the long-term unemployed do unpaid manual labour for their benefits could push vulnerable people into a "downward spiral of despair", the Archbishop of Canterbury warned yesterday.

Chapple and Keedy send Kent spinning towards drop

Lancashire 266 & 321 Kent 249 & 217 (Lancashire win by 121 runs)

Reds add 'The General' for Willows' last battle

Salford have made the first major signing for their final season at The Willows as they bid to retain their Super League licence for 2012. The Canterbury full-back Luke Patten will arrive next season on a three-year contract after the City Reds beat several other clubs for his services.

Man shot by police faces murder trial

A Lithuanian man who was shot by armed officers in a supermarket hours before a woman's body was found will go on trial today charged with her murder.

Leading article: Schism might be a better option

Sixteen years after the first women priests were ordained in the Church of England, the bitter controversy about female authority in the church refuses to go away. This weekend it reached a new stage, when the archbishops of Canterbury and York narrowly failed to persuade the General Synod to accept a compromise on women bishops. Could it be time, perhaps, to end the acrimony and accept that the Church of England will have to split?

Church on brink of schism as synod votes for women bishops

As the votes flickered up on the digital screen hanging inappropriately above the Archbishop of Canterbury it became slowly clear that the Church of England was being rent asunder.

Cap on non-EU migrant workers splits Government

Immigration policies are under scrutiny as legal case challenges coalition over asylum agency's closure

Idris' NSW cameo serves warning to England coach

New South Wales ran out of time after being outplayed by Queensland for most of a first State of Origin match in Sydney that will give the England coach, Steve McNamara, food for thought.

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