Jonny Marray (right) and Freddie Nielsen in doubles action yesterday

Marray takes earnings beyond £200k

Jonny Marray's fairytale year is over, but there were plenty of positives for the 31-year-old Briton to reflect upon following his defeat last night in the doubles semi-finals at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Five Questions About: Retailers gift cards

They're great, aren't they? I'm handing out loads at Christmas

A detective from the Met's Sapphire sex crime unit has been detained

A nice little earner: Metropolitan Police force receives over £22m from sponsors

Britain's largest police force was handed private donations and sponsorship worth £22.7m over the last five years, it has emerged.

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green in Shanghai

McIlroy doffs his cap to revitalised rival Hanson

Just a month after failing to win a point at the Ryder Cup – and being left on the sidelines for three of the five sessions – Peter Hanson had the sweetest win of his career yesterday.

A man convicted of cashing more than £30,000 using cheques stolen from the illusionist Derren Brown was jailed for 16 months yesterday

Man jailed for cashing Derren Brown cheques

A man convicted of cashing more than £30,000 using cheques stolen from the illusionist Derren Brown was jailed for 16 months yesterday.

Editorial: Real shops can still have a place on the high street

Poor areas seem to lose the very shops that local people arguably need most

Arrest order for Kingfisher owner Mallya

A court in Hyderabad has ordered the arrest of the owner of Kingfisher Airlines for writing bad cheques for more than £1.2m.

David Cameron pledges to turn Britain into an 'aspiration nation' during Conservative Party Conference speech

In his 50-minute closing speech to the Tory conference, the Prime Minister rejected Labour’s portrayal of 'cartoon Conservatives who don’t care'.

Unions slam George Osborne's speech

The Chancellor was praised by Tory colleagues for his conference speech, but was angrily attacked by unions representing millions of workers in private firms and the public sector.

Branden Grace's sights set on Rory McIlroy

The South African Branden Grace completed a two-shot victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday and immediately set his sights on topping the European money list.

Canvas opinion: David Price says Olympians are taking a risk by participating in the new World Series of Boxing

Boxing: Price tells Olympic stars to use spending power

It is exactly eight weeks since Britain's weekend of glory in the Olympic boxing ring. Time enough for the fistful of fighters who departed the ExCeL with medals draped around their necks to cash them in for the brighter lights and supposedly bigger paydays awaiting them in the professional game. But so far none has put pen to contract, and maybe some never will.

The Europa League trophy

Uefa ask clubs to refer to the Europa League as 'dramatic' and 'prestigious'

UEFA are asking club officials to boost the profile of the Europa League by telling managers and players to refer to the competition in glowing terms, it has emerged.

Growth in severe tenant arrears is slowing down

The number of tenants in severe arrears is now 99,000

Unite 'to recruit 5,000 to Labour'

The country's biggest trade union is on track to recruit 5,000 members into Labour this year under moves to “reconnect” with the party.

George Soros has pledged $1m for Barack Obama's campaign

George Soros pledges $1m for Barack Obama's campaign

Billionaire financier George Soros has promised $1m to the "Super PAC" group that is helping fund President Barack Obama's re-election bid.

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The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on