Heather Watson's hopes of a third WTA quarter-final of the year ended with a three-set defeat by Canada's Stéphanie Dubois at the Citi Open in Maryland on Thursday.
Don't let the romance get in the way of the reality, says Graham Norwood
Heather Watson, fresh into the world top 100 after her French Open first-round win, carried her good clay-court form over on to grass by defeating the 15th seed Chanelle Scheepers in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham yesterday.
A new walking route, the Channel Islands Way, launches next month. Kate Simon stepped out with its author in Jersey
Where to go, what to do in 2011
The England coaching team may be developing a taste for freethinking rugby as played by Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton, the two men who did most to bamboozle the Wallabies at Twickenham last Saturday, but there are things they still love more: namely, size and aggression. Hence the selection of Matt Banahan, the Bath wing, at outside centre for this weekend's meeting with Samoa, ahead of Delon Armitage, the London Irish full-back. Any wannabe midfielder who identifies with David Haye and Manny Pacquiao rather than Brian O'Driscoll or Jeremy Guscott must have a touch of the route-one about him.
With its many 'green lanes' and coastal paths, Jersey is ideal for walkers, says Tam Leach
The author of 'Les Misérables' relished exile in Guernsey. Nick Boulos traces his steps
If last week clouded your opinion of flying, then Simon Calder has some ship-shaped solutions, from island-hops to cross-channel bargains
Three Sundays ago Heather Watson was celebrating her victory in the final of the US Open junior tournament, the first British girl ever to win the New York title. Today the 17-year-old from Guernsey faces a very different challenge when she plays her first match in the Aegon Pro-Series event in the north Devon town of Barnstaple.
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To celebrate my recent award at the Guild of Food Writers – I was lucky enough to win Cookery Book of the Year, for my book, British Seasonal Food – we are this week publishing some delicious summer main courses and puddings.
PM hopes to push through deal targeting privileged territories at April summit
With the pound falling, those overseas holidays will have to go on hold. But that's no bad thing if it means we'll see more of our beautiful home islands
John and Julia Singer fell for each other on the tiny island of Herm 14 years ago. Now they've bought it in a multimillion pound deal
The most evocative writer's home in the UK is owned by the city of Paris. "No house ever said so much about its owner," declares Graham Robb in his masterly biography of Victor Hugo. "Hauteville House gives one the distinct impression of being swallowed alive by Hugo." During our recent visit to Guernsey, Mrs W and I puffed up the steep street in St Peter Port to the four-storey dwelling of this titan of letters for 14 years from 1855. After we rang on the bell, a doorkeeper brusquely inquired, "French or English?" When this had been sorted out, we had to give our names and were told to present ourselves half an hour later for a tour in English. It was all a bit bureaucratic considering the former owner's disdain for authority. During the wait, we explored the garden, which, like the house itself, is immaculately maintained by its Parisian curators.