Hutchins and his doubles partner Colin Fleming defeated Marinko Matosevic and Michael Przysiezny 4-6 6-4 6-0 to reach the second round
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Thursday 19 August 2010
An early bid has been made for some sort of honour from the Coalition Government. Charlie Mullins, the chap behind Pimlico Plumbers, the posh tradesmen, has this to say about the efforts so far of Messrs Cameron and Osborne: "After years of rescuing botched jobs by cowboy plumbers, I've got a rough idea how the Coalition must feel after 100 days in power, trying to turn around Labour's disastrous mismanagement of the country. I may be dealing in millions rather than billions but the frustrations are the same." What a brown-noser.
Friday 13 August 2010
The decision by the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, to "lead the charge", as he put it, and publish all spending over £500 incurred by his department under the last government is a welcome step forward for openness. But it is also a canny bid to divert public attention away from the pain his department is planning to inflict on us and towards the pleasures taken at public expense by his predecessors.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Civil servants spent thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on luxury hotels, M&S lunches, away days and staff massages last year, newly-released figures show.
Friday 30 July 2010
Carola Long: 'Beauty treatments are deeply personal – one person’s facelift in a jar can be another person’s snake oil'
Saturday 10 July 2010
When we're busy, beauty routines can often boil down to applying blusher at the bus stop or simply feeling smug about not sleeping in our make-up. So the idea of an entire day devoted to beautification and self-indulgence is pretty appealing. But how best to spend that day?
Friday 02 July 2010
Al Gore, the former US vice-president, has welcomed a decision by police in Portland to reopen an investigation into a massage therapist's allegations that he groped her at a hotel four years ago, according to his a spokeswoman.
Saturday 26 June 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
A massage therapist accused former vice-president Al Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" at a hotel in October 2006, but no charges were filed due to lack of evidence.
Monday 31 May 2010
How comforting to discover that in this sophisticated age of iPads, eBay and Twitter there are still people out there who are happy to rummage through the unwanted contents of someone else's wardrobe. Two enterprising women, Alice Watson and Rachel Bevis, have been organising jumble sales around London. And demand for stalls is so high that they've had to introduce a rotation system. "Hipster jumble sales" are apparently the latest trend. And just like in the old days, they've become part of a fun day out. The difference is that today's jumble sales, rather than being accompanied by morris dancing and stalls selling jam tarts, include massage booths and DJs. Traditional values in a modern setting, one might say.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
"For God's sake Dom, stop looking at the prostitute and keep your eyes on the road." My wife had a point. Our two right-hand side wheels had briefly skirted the deep ditch on the side of the Tuscan country road.
Friday 09 April 2010
As you might expect from the co-creator of The League of Gentleman and author of the newly opened play Ghost Stories, Dyson's assured short fiction can leave the reader with a serious case of unease.
Saturday 13 March 2010
Thursday 25 February 2010
A therapist who sexually assaulted women while giving them massages at a health spa was jailed for six years today.
Monday 08 February 2010
A matador inherits his father's barbershop in Norfolk but his sole aim while in England is to collect a pair of golden scissors before returning to his mother in Spain.
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
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