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The love that dare not speak its name, especially to the wife

'Can't wait!!' Real life David Brent signs off redundancies email with details of his holiday plans

The manager at Wigan Council also told several hundred reeling employees about his weekend at a 'punk rock festival in Blackpool'

Alastair Cook is looking forward to working with father figure on England’s forthcoming one-day tour

Don't panic! Captain Alastair Cook sets off to join Dad's army in India

Nickname he gave to the new new one-day coach Ashley Giles was born of affection and respect

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Grotty no more

In the Madoff mould?

The fraud trial begins on Monday of Allen Stanford, the billionaire who bankrolled English cricket.

Britons' killer in Antigua prison stabbing

A man who was jailed for life after murdering a British couple on their honeymoon has stabbed another inmate in prison, police said.

EasyJet launches new route to the Canary Islands

Low-fare airline easyJet is to start services to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Parents' relief as two guilty of couple's murder in Antigua

The two men protested their innocence. They were linked to the killing by mobile-phone records and bullets that came from the same gun they used in another murder

Murder trial in Antigua

The trial of two men accused of murdering a British honeymoon couple in Antigua continued on the third anniversary of their deaths.

Guard 'asleep' during Antigua hotel attack

At least one of three security guards at an Antigua hotel where a British couple were shot dead on their honeymoon may have been asleep at the time, according to testimony in the trial of two men charged in the killing.

Pair on trial for Antigua honeymoon murders

Two men will go on trial today accused of murdering a British honeymoon couple in Antigua.

Cruises: the ultimate holiday?

Why are holidays afloat such a success story for the travel industry? Because you unpack, sit back and see the world, says Simon Calder

Travel: Deals of the week

Ryanair strands holidaymakers on 'wrong' Canary Island

Package holidaymakers today complained they had been "stranded" on the "wrong" Canary island after their low-fare airline flight was diverted due to bad weather.

Traveller's Guide To: Antigua

A Caribbean gem with beaches, cricket and luxury resorts galore, say Beth Adamson and Simon Calder
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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada