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JON ROYCE, the Great Britain women's coach, confirmed yesterday that the players not selected from the training squad for tours in the New Year - to Barcelona for games against Spain, Germany and Ireland and to South Africa for two games against the hosts and two against the Netherlands - could still work their way into the squad for next March's Olympic qualifier at Milton Keynes.

TRAVEL: DEALS OF THE WEEK: CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Although Christmas shopping is a fraught business, it can often be made more enjoyable if you do it somewhere other than your local high street. Maybe it's something to do with not knowing what's around the next corner, or the possibility of finding an original gift. Combining shopping with a meal in a different restaurant, or a night or two in a hotel, all add to the experience.

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NO EUROPEAN city is so closely associated with an annual extravaganza of organised hilarity as Cologne with its carnival. Famous and notorious in equal measure, the event divides Germans into those who revel in the costumes, hearty humour, and beer on offer, and those who regard it as irredeemably vulgar and indicative of everything that is wrong with German popular culture. The one person who has been seen as an embodiment of this cocky cheeriness was the comic actor Willy Millowitsch.

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Hockey: Simpson double strike

RHONA SIMPSON, Scotland's Great Britain striker, who has recently returned to the national side from injury, scored twice as Scotland beat Belgium 3-1 in Cologne yesterday in the European Women's Nations Cup. The result restored a little Scottish pride.

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ENGLAND WOMEN'S disappointing World Cup campaign in Utrecht last year has taken some of the pressure off the squad as they prepare for their opening game against Spain in the European Cup in Cologne today.
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