Sport Ross Hutchins (R) and Colin Fleming (L) progressed to the second round of the Australian Open on the former's return to Grand Slam action after his battle with cancer

Hutchins and his doubles partner Colin Fleming defeated Marinko Matosevic and Michael Przysiezny 4-6 6-4 6-0 to reach the second round

Health: Is this treatment really an alternative to the face-lift?

There's no pain or scarring. But will photo-dynamic therapy roll back the years?

Real Homes: Colour without the paint chart

Throw away that roller - the latest way to change the shade of your walls is to use light. KATE WORSLEY reports

Before the week is out...Try this

FINALLY, CONFIRMATION (as if it were needed) that Hollywood folk are "bongers". The likes of Madonna and Courtney Love apparently just can't do without, er, bongers, these large rubber balls attached to steel and wood handles that bounce up and down on your skin, giving you a DIY massage. Bonging is said to improve circulation, ease muscle tension and even help reduce the dreaded cellulite. And unlike most celebrity fads, bonging is affordable and easy to do. It's a great mood-enhancer too, whether you're the bonger or bongee. If you don't believe us, try banging your bongs with a straight face.

Books: Friends in the north

Noah, Noah by Paul Wilson Granta, pounds 15.99, 342pp; Christopher Hawtree applauds a small-town hero

Health: how to bong your way to a stress-free lifestyle

How to bong

Health: `It feels like pygmies dancing across my back'

It has nothing to do with sex, but devotees claim that bonging, the latest fitness craze to reach us from California, relieves the parts other back cures fail to reach.

Letter: Happy events

Sir: As the mother of two boys neither of whom would have survived had they been born at home, I would like to utter a rare cry of support for the medical staff in maternity units of hospitals.

Health: Step into the Time Machine

Would you wire yourself up to this mask in a bid to hold back the years?

Take it easy, it's only a job

... so here's how you should go about turning the office into a haven where you can burn lavender oil, and `Om' to your heart's content

Letter: Cot death advice

Sir: Parents should not panic following a report that sleeping babies on their backs, the recommended position to reduce the risk of cot death, may lead to "misshapen" heads in a few babies (report, 14 July).

Fear over cot death `harming babies'

DOCTORS ARE reporting an epidemic of "misshapen" heads among babies who are placed on their backs because of fears over cot deaths.

Theatre: India plays England at the Globe

A Kathakali company is staging King Lear.

Prostitution: Trial Schemes

Edinburgh

Sheffield planning first legal brothels

THE FIRST plans in Britain to legalise prostitution in massage parlours, escort agencies and saunas are being considered by Sheffield council and the city's police.

Letter: Get the massage

Sir: Sue Arnold has obviously missed the message ("Massage is the key to good exams", 26 May). The relaxation methods introduced by Monica Troughton to the children at the Trinity School do play a part in exam preparation, but within the context of sound educational learning and teaching methodology.
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment