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.

Phelps heads to Wigan

Canterbury have released their utility back, Cameron Phelps, so that he can join Wigan next month. The 24-year-old wing or centre will play his last game for the Bulldogs against Cronulla on Monday.

Leading Article: A very welcome burst of honesty

The public debut of Chris Parry, the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, the umbrella body for most of the independent schools, will be remembered as the time everyone had to sit up and take notice of the elephant in the room.

You write the reviews: Show of Hands, Bloomsbury Theatre, London

The mighty English roots duo Show of Hands attracted a loyal audience of cutthroats, crooks and conmen to their show at London's Bloomsbury Theatre. "Is there anything left in England that's not for sale?" blasted the band's front man and singer-songwriter, Steve Knightley, flanked by the multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and the pair's regular guest, the fiery-haired Miranda Sykes, on double bass.

Potter's St Helens move disappoints Catalans

St Helens have appointed Mick Potter as their new head coach to replace Daniel Anderson next season.

Lightspeed Champion, The Joiners, Southampton<br/>Glasvegas, UCCA, Canterbury

He's super, he's furry, but he's not much of an animal: Devonte Hynes doesn't do sex or booze &ndash; but he did reinvent rock'n'roll

Black Kids, UCCA, Canterbury

"I've underestimated my charm again," Reggie Youngblood sings. It's a mistake which must be hard to make at the moment, as his band Black Kids (named to be "provocative but innocuous, like Sex Pistols") fill 2008's Next Big Thing lists. Swept up in the current novel-sounding methods of hype (a free MySpace download EP, and ecstatic blogs after one New York gig stuffed with journalists), Youngblood has admitted to being taken aback by the attention. This Jacksonville, Florida band have after all played perhaps a dozen shows, and have yet to record an album. Their first UK headlining gig, though, in a small but packed Kent student club, is such a joyous rush that the music business machinations surrounding it cease to matter.

Leading article: No decent law allows coercion

"You can barely use the word sharia because of what people associate with it." How right Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, turned out to be. The idea of finding "a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law", of which he spoke in a BBC Radio 4 interview last week, is one that triggered a reaction not wholly related to his actual words. But if he knew that sharia was a word susceptible to misunderstanding, surely he should have known how important it was for him to be clear.

Archbishop of Canterbury warns sharia law in Britain is inevitable

The Archbishop of Canterbury provoked a chorus of criticism yesterday by predicting that it was "unavoidable" that elements of Islamic sharia law would be introduced in Britain.

Racing: Afsoun hint to Fitzgerald

Two promising Haydock winners may prompt jockey to rethink retirement plans

Andy Kershaw: The band played there because the students were very professional

The legendary Live at Leeds gig was 10 years before my time. I was at junior school when The Who played the Refectory. But as ents officer for the Leeds University student union between 1980 and 1982, I was acutely aware of the place's great rock history and the standards which were there to maintain.

Reverend Run: Pray this way

He brought rap to the masses. Now, Reverend Run is bringing family values to TV. Gill Pringle meets an unlikely minister

Wal-Mart seeks to leave blues behind with a song and dance

If the Stock Arranging Blues are the only morale problem affecting Wal-Mart's 1.8 million employees, then the retailer's army of critics is doomed in its campaign against alleged poverty wages and poor working conditions.

McCarthy &amp; Stone shares leap on bid approaches

McCarthy & Stone, the builder which dominates the retirement home sector, admitted yesterday it had received takeover approaches. The company's shares leapt 15 per cent to 907.5p, valuing it at £932m. Analysts said a successful bid could value the builder at 950p a share, or £975m.

NYSE-Euronext merger 'a blow against French protectionism'

The long-awaited $20bn (£11bn) merger of equals between Euronext and the New York Stock Exchange, to form the world's first transatlantic stock exchange, might break down barriers between corporate Europe and America, the head of the NYSE said yesterday.

Sandy Crombie: There's life after demutualisation for the man who likes the odd twirl

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's heavenly crab dishes don't need hours of preparation

Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

Scared off by the strain of shelling a crab? Let a fishmonger do the hard work so you can focus on getting the flavours right
Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

Terry Venables column

Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past