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.

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.

Prostitution: Trial Schemes

Edinburgh

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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A new Russian revolution

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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

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Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried