Sport 19-year-old Kyle Edmund has been selected in Great Britain's Davis Cup squad

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.

Hey nonny no, no, no: Goths and pagans are reinventing morris dancing

Why the newcomers are putting the fear of God into the traditionalists

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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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?