The paths they have each taken have been very different, but for leading British players all routes lead to only one destination come the end of June. Wimbledon starts in six days and for many of the home competitors the genteel charm of Devonshire Park here on the Sussex coast is a final stopping point en route to the grand stage of the All England Club.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is to go after Americans suspected of hiding their income in the now-defunct Swiss bank Wegelin after a judge authorised the taxman to seek records from UBS.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
'No one knows everything' says England coach as he confirms meetings with Dave Brailsford and others to exchange ideas
Monday 21 January 2013
It was with some trepidation that we waited for the Prime Minister's statement in the House of Commons this afternoon. Over the weekend, as the news from Algeria grew ever bleaker and the death toll from the attack on the In Amenas gas plant continued to rise, the tone of official pronouncements, including from David Cameron on Sunday, sounded alarmingly simplistic and shrill.
Friday 18 January 2013
David Cameron's supposedly historic speech on Europe has been postponed yet again. The Prime Minister was right not to go ahead with the address, scheduled for this morning, in the light of the febrile and tragic events unfolding in Algeria. Indeed, he had no choice, not least because to be seen "banging on about Europe" while British lives were at risk would have been the ultimate emblem of his and his party's misplaced priorities.
Monday 14 January 2013
Full marks to Jodie Foster. The actress's "coming-out" speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony may have surprised few ardent Hollywood-watchers. But it was no less brave for all that, and no less touching an insight into the difficulties of so public a life.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Almost halfway through the traditional month of detox seems a good time to examine the grey area of legal highs. That such things exist in the first place can be traced back to the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1920, which represented Britain's first formal drug legislation. Cocaine was banned, with cannabis added to the list in 1928. LSD was prohibited in 1966, and the substance that came to be known as Ecstasy was added a few years later.
Thursday 10 January 2013
Goals Soccer Centres' attempt to capitalise on the David Beckham effect in Los Angeles has cost it £2m, it emerged today.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Another ripsnorter for the Jon Stewart highlights reel, this time on gun control. The Daily Show host last night took issue with the American right's response to the Sandy Hook shooting - which, in his selection of clips, consists largely of blaming videogames and trashy 90s movies - and served up some golden television in the process.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Thursday 03 January 2013
Nobody should imagine Al Jazeera is about to become a counterweight to Rupert Murdoch's vehemently right-wing Fox News, but the Pan-Arab broadcaster's burgeoning presence in the US is a salutary development nonetheless.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
It was a face-saving agreement for politicians. Now 160 million voters must pay for it
Sunday 30 December 2012
Out of America: The party's swing even further to the right has prevented compromise in American politics
Saturday 29 December 2012
If the festive season's enforced togetherness is proving a torment, curl up in a corner with this manifesto for the shy, sensitive loner.
Sunday 23 December 2012
Thousands of clients at the failed broker MF Global could finally get their money back after administrators settled a long-running legal dispute.
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