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Cricket: Antigua digs deep to cover new ground

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Cricket: Lloyd confident that Antigua pitch will hold few terrors

THE England coach, David Lloyd, is unconcerned about the Antigua Test pitch, which has been relaid for the final Test which begins tomorrow.

Psychological advantage in final Test held by unfortunate tourists

ENGLAND brought many supporters with them to Barbados and at precisely the moment it was least wanted, their weather arrived to join them.

Cricket: Young, rolled out and flat

Magical history tour: Henry Blofeld says the newest Caribbean venue is a batting paradise

Cook inspects devastation of Montserrat

ROBIN COOK will become the first Foreign Secretary to set foot on a "British dependent territory" in the Caribbean today when he visits the volcano-stricken Montserrat. Mr Cook said in Antigua yesterday that he wants to see for himself the effects of two years of devastation on the island and to reassure the 3,000 remaining islanders that Britain is not trying to force them out.

Cricket: England give up on Antigua

England's cricketers last night decided to pull out of Antigua before schedule, following the disruption of their practice programme by torrential downpours.

Can't stop, I'm doing the Canary Islands' perpetual motion cultural desert tour

Restless Jeremy Atiyah turned his back on lazy Lanzarote's stationary beach bums and scurried round four islands in a single day

Short to be quizzed on handling of Montserrat

Clare Short, the International Development Secretary, is to be invited to give evidence to a Commons select committee about her handling of the Montserrat volcano crisis.

Cramped islanders find a listening ear

The Rev Sally Theakston, the only female Anglican chaplain in the Royal Navy, came on board this British destroyer on Tuesday to help the warship's crew and onshore Montserratians cope with volcano-related stress.

The late ticker: Antiguan bank probe

The Antiguan government is investigating six offshore banks with Russian and Ukranian links that US official have claimed were being run as money-laundering operations.

Briton killed on Antigua

A retired school teacher from England has been murdered on the Caribbean island of Antigua, the Foreign Office confirmed last night.

Every possible shade of green

Simon Calder meanders through Dominica's vibrant rainforests in the company of parrots and hummingbirds

Bizarre case of the charter plane that could not turn left

Airtours, Britain's second largest tour operator, misled air- safety authorities over an emergency on an aircraft carrying almost 250 holidaymakers, when the pilot could not turn properly to the left during a four- hour flight.
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