Arts and Entertainment That's one hell of a lot of lycra: These 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

The comedian insists he is doing it for the thrill of 'sliding fast down things'

Cricket: England's refusal to face truth

CRICKET Hussain's reluctance to admit extent of his team's failings may hinder progress

Cricket: Gough primed and ready to fire

England's fast bowler believes he has found an antidote to his injury jinx and is set to hound South Africa.

Cricket: Hussain looks forward after patient victory

England 358-9 dec & 211-1 dec Combined XI 194 & 222 England win by 153 runs

Cricket: Gough eases back and looks ahead

England's premier strike bowler raises Test hopes with useful workout on his return from injury

Cricket: Undiminished glow of the Dazzler

THE LEGEND is back. Darren Gough, that is. He was restored to the England side for the current four-day match at Bloemfontein, pronounced fit once more. As ever, he was raring to go, which seems to be a permanent state with the man known as the Dazzler.

Cricket: Silverwood stands by to bolster England

CHRIS SILVERWOOD will discover in the next 24 hours whether he is to join England's tour of South Africa as bowling cover for the injured Dean Headley and Andrew Flintoff.

Cricket: Injuries to Gough and Headley cloud Test build-up

ENGLAND FACE a worrying lead up to the first Test after Dean Headley and Darren Gough failed to shrug off injuries ahead of the important opening first-class match against a Combined Western Province/Boland XI that starts at Newlands today.

Host of blunders that have led to England demise

WHEN ENGLAND do well at cricket, I get the odd call from BBC Radio Newcastle or Norwich, asking for a comment. When they do badly, the phone goes bananas. On Monday ITN, Sky News and various bits of BBC TV came on the line. Yesterday, one of my colleagues became probably the first member of staff in the long and distinguished history of Wisden to be interviewed on The Big Breakfast while sitting on a loo seat.

Cricket: England delay naming squad

THE ENGLAND selectors have delayed naming their 17-man party to face with South Africa in this winter's five-Test series.

Questionnaire Darren Gough - England Fast Bowler

Has the press response to England's performances been overly critical this summer?

Cricket: Atherton's opportunity to convince selectors

MIKE ATHERTON'S contribution in the NatWest Trophy roses quarter- final at Old Trafford today is sure to come into sharper focus after England's humiliation in the Lord's Test.

Cricket: Stevens shines as Sussex struggle

DARREN STEVENS hit his maiden first-class century to help put Leicestershire firmly on top against Sussex in their Championship match at Arundel.

Cricket: Gough's gainful spell

Warwickshire 163-4 v Yorkshire

Comment: The Weasel

The good people of Beckenham are subjected to a torrent of risque anecdotes in church, while we sports-haters find a new champion

Cricket: MacLaurin wants to ban foreigners

LORD MACLAURIN yesterday came out in favour of barring overseas stars from playing for the counties.
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

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