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The 19-year-old was named for the first time by captain Leon Smith and could be handed the second doubles slot to play alongside the Wimbledon champion after impressing

Nicholls on right track for elusive British win

Intense expectation from a partisan crowd can sometimes prove a disadvantage. Scott Nicholls who is preparing for his eighth British Speedway Grand Prix, at the Millennium Stadium here tonight, admits that he has taken time to adjust to the patriotic anticipation placed on his shoulders.

Baltacha draws on fighting spirit for emotional success

It says something about Britain's tennis aspirations when the nation's fourth-ranked woman sinks to her knees on the Wimbledon grass and weeps unbridled tears of relief after a first-round win over unseeded opposition. But Elena Baltacha, the wild-card entry whose three-set win yesterday over German Angelique Kerber guaranteed Britain the second round presence which – Andy Murray aside – had not entirely been expected, is grateful for the most modest steps in tennis.

Symbolic date for UK's oldest man

Europe's oldest man, Henry Allingham, will reach 111 years, 11 months and 11 days today - a symbolic reference to the official ending of the First World War at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

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LTA believes grass greener down south

Scotland may be producing the best players in Britain but the focus of British tennis is shifting further south. From next year the pre-Wimbledon men's tournament in Nottingham will be played at Eastbourne, while Edgbaston must fight off challenges from other venues to keep its women's event. Roger Draper, the Lawn Tennis Association's chief executive, said yesterday that pressure from players, who want to base themselves in and around London during the grass-court season, was a major reason for the change.

Husband held over disappearance of Bafta-nominated make-up artist

The husband of Diane Chenery-Wickens, the Bafta-nominated make-up artist who has been missing since last week, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of her murder.

Tory MP questioned over alleged assault on children

Police questioned a senior Conservative MP yesterday over claims that he assaulted his teenage son and daughter. Officers were called to the home of Nigel Waterson, the shadow Pensions minister and MP for Eastbourne, at about midnight on Sunday.

You Write The Reviews: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

There was a full house at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne to hear this concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. On the rostrum was one of the best and most energetic of today's young conductors, Michael Dworzynski, a Pole, who recently won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition.

Oil fails to flow at Soco's new Vietnam well

Soco International, arguably one of the most exciting oil and gas exploration companies listed in London, disappointed investors yesterday after oil failed to flow at a new well in Vietnam.

Sailing: Volvo race sailor dies in heavy seas

The highly experienced Dutch sailor Hans Horrevoets, 32, was killed yesterday when washed overboard from ABN Amro 2 on the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. No statement was made about whether he was wearing a safety harness.

From Eastbourne to eternity - for £100,000

A Sussex businessman is offering customers the chance to cheat death by having their bodies deep frozen

Family's despair at lonely death of drifter

Jennifer Kiely enjoyed her life as a mother, bringing up her young family with her partner. She took her children to the park and was proud of her home in Orpington, Kent.

Hantuchova's confident return beats Mauresmo

A commonly used phrase at Eastbourne this week is "preparation for Wimbledon", but the Hastings Direct championship can today revel in having a finalist for whom their event is probably more important than Wimbledon.

Navratilova is quick to roll back the years

At the age of 47, Martina Navratilova is two matches away from her latest main- draw appearance at the traditional pre-Wimbledon tournament at Eastbourne.

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