Hemingway's Cuba, self-guided walking in Tuscany, Valentine's Day in France, and the seaside in East Sussex
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Tuesday 07 August 2012
European champion Andrew Selby failed in his bid to guarantee Great Britain's fifth boxing medal as he was well beaten 16-11 by Cuba's classy Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in their flyweight quarter-final tonight.
Monday 06 August 2012
Hundreds of London's Jamaican community gathered at the Millennium Dome to watch Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake take gold and silver in the 100m final last night.
Sunday 05 August 2012
As Dai Greene crossed the finish line in the London 2012 centrepiece arena last night, he clasped his hands to his face and dropped to the ground. He remained there for a good while, a picture of despair – lying on his back, his hands clasped to his head. The captain of the British track and field team thought he had blown his big Olympic chance. Only the first two finishers in the three semi-finals of the 400m hurdles were guaranteed a place in tomorrow's final and Greene had crossed the line fourth in the opening race.
Sunday 05 August 2012
It's been 50 years since the former British colony gained independence and, says Boyd Tonkin, it's in the mood to celebrate
Saturday 04 August 2012
You may think Usain Bolt is the best thing to come out of Jamaica since rum and reggae, but there are many in his homeland who say its most revered athlete remains Dr Arthur Wint MBE.
Saturday 28 July 2012
As a child, there were words that I knew were part of me, and had resonance. My name, of course; 'red-headed', too; also, the word 'April', for while it meant Easter eggs and school holidays, it also meant my birthday – so it was a special word, to me.
Friday 27 July 2012
Finchley super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua will have to battle past a man with one of the most famous names in world amateur boxing history if he is to realise his dream of claiming a medal at his home city Olympics.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Yohan Blake insists his rivalry with sprint king and fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt will remain a friendly one regardless of what happens at the Olympics.
Friday 06 July 2012
Usain Bolt's troubled preparation for the defence of his Olympic sprint crowns continued yesterday when the Jamaican was forced to pull out of the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 20 July.
Thursday 21 June 2012
It’s World Music Day and officially three weeks to Latitude! World Music Day or ‘Fete De La Musique’ is an international celebration of all things musical taking place in more than 110 countries and 403 cities around the world with hundreds of music acts taking part in numerous free performances and bringing music to the masses.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Teofilo Stevenson, who has died of heart disease at the age of 60, was one of the best heavyweight boxers of his generation, and was widely regarded as the greatest boxer never to fight for money. He won gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games from 1972 to 1980, in Munich, Montreal and Moscow. He said of that era: "The Olympic Games in Munich and Montreal are the fondest memories I have from my life, the best stage of my career."
Saturday 26 May 2012
Enjoy the benefits of locally grown herbs in Jamaica ... strictly above board – in the bath, in fact.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
It was 8.10pm before I finally took to the track for the final of the triple jump at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. For the entire day, I'd been trying to kill time – speaking to people at home, having a snooze... anything I could do, really. I'd never have thought that training as a youngster at West Buckland School, in Devon, would have led to this moment. But here I was.
Monday 30 April 2012
Two actors from a prize-winning film about Cuban defectors have emerged from hiding to confirm that they themselves are seeking political asylum in the US.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Hope of political reforms dismissed as Benedict XVI meets Raul Castro on tour of the island
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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