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Team GB star Phillips Idowu banned for drink-driving

Former Olympic triple jumper Phillips Idowu has been banned from driving and ordered to do community service after he admitted fleeing a domestic argument in his Land Rover while two and a half times the legal alcohol limit.

Some of the best entries from a summer of making today delicious

For the last twelve weeks, we've been asking how you planned to make today delicious through food for your partner, family or friends, and giving away £50 M&S gift cards to the best suggestions - plus monthly grand prizes like everything you need for a champagne picnic.

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County round-up: Nightwatchman has his day as Rayner hits unbeaten ton

Ollie Rayner already had membership of one fairly exclusive club after scoring a hundred on his first-class debut in 2006; yesterday at Trent Bridge he joined another by making a century in an innings he began as nightwatchman as Middlesex avoided the follow-on against Nottinghamshire.