Sport Britain’s Zoe Gillings was eighth in the snowboard cross at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and has high hopes of doing better than that in Sochi in 2014

British winter sport is no longer a joke. Robin Scott-Elliot meets a genuine medal prospect for Sochi, where no competitor will be better prepared

Seabird born in Summer of Love still breeding in Wales

A seabird that hatched in the Summer of Love – 1967 – is still breeding on the Welsh cliff where it was born, 41 years later. Hippies were wearing flowers in their hair and the Beatles were singing "All You Need Is Love" when the bird, a razorbill, emerged from its egg on the island of Bardsey off the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales.

Motorcycling: Superstock bike puts McGuinness in form

John McGuinness put his weekend disappointment behind him as he returned to form at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy with two podium finishes yesterday.

Downhill racers Donald flies to TT Superbike title

The Australian Cameron Donald, on a Suzuki, ended the four-year reign of John McGuinness to win Saturday's Superbike TT Race on the Isle of Man. McGuinness surrendered his grip on the race when he was forced out after lap two, while another fancied rider, Guy Martin, also exited with mechanical problems. New Zealand's Bruce Anstey and the Ulsterman Adrian Archibald were second and third respectively.

Motorcycling: Toseland makes a splash in Italian rain

James Toseland, buffeted by a 12th-place finish and a crash in his last two races, yesterday bounced back strongly to finish fifth fastest on a streaming-wet track in practice for the Italian MotoGP round here, even though his fastest time in the first session was only good enough for 13th position overall.

The Complete Guide To: The Isle of Man

The TT Festival will soon be pulling in the crowds. But, says Frank Partridge, this island in the Irish Sea – a microcosm of the British coast and countryside – has many other attractions

Last Night's TV: This is no country for funny old men

Wonderland: The Secret Life of Norman Wisdom Aged 92 3/4, BBC2

Bowie and Bloom join Gervais for new series of 'Extras'

His comic creation Andy Millman is a wannabe actor frustrated by his inability to land anything other than bit parts in movies. But in real life, Ricky Gervais has the clout to attract stars of the calibre of David Bowie and Orlando Bloom to appear in his sitcom Extras.

Chirac emerges as unlikely hero from big screen satire

Jacques Chirac has been many things to many people, but he has never been a movie star before.

BOXING: Cocky Khan scrambles to victory after being floored

AMIR KHAN will want to forget last night as soon as possible.

Letter: Man overboard

Ienjoyed Michael Williams' column ("No man is an island", Readers' Editor, 30 January), and agree about there being more than the two islands to the British Isles, and that "England" does not embrace Wales, Scotland and Ireland. But you missed out the Isle of Man. Here on our rock we are not part of the UK, but we are part of the British Isles. We have a parliament, which has been in existence for 1,000 years. If I were to send you this by snail mail you would see we have our post office and stamps, too.

Hodgson considers MotoGP switch

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