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

Racing: Spencer gives Nunthorpe rivals a start to beat draw on Kyllachy

York Ebor Meeting: 1,000 Guineas favourite Russian Rhythm overcomes trouble in running as she quickens to win the Lowther Stakes

Wake up and smell the coffee

In Bali, Rhiannon Batten tries a bizarre way of getting her daily dose of caffeine

Health: `I felt like a greasy chip. I loved it'

Demi Moore loves it. Jemma Kidd swears by it. And now Ayurveda, an ancient healing system designed to de-stress, detox and revitalise the body, is taking over the world. But are you ready to be smothered in hot oil?

Before the week is out ...: Try this

REMEMBER that classic episode of Friends - the one where Joey and Chandler buy his 'n' his loungers and embark on a marathon TV watching, pizza-scoffing session? Chair-makers La-Z-Boy could well have had this vision of couch-potato utopia in mind when they developed the Oasis, the ultimate lounging accessory. It has a built-in cooler for your beers, a built-in phone to order those takeaways and a six-point massager and heating system to prevent bed sores. If only they put something decent on telly, there'd be no excuse to get up.

Fast Forward: Under pressure

Whether you're at work, driving or even in the bath, there's a massage gadget for every occasion

Well, it's that time of year again. Sick of it already?

Does the thought of canapes make your heart sink? Are you fed up with small talk? Is your office bash tonight? Here's how to beat party fatigue - and fast

Air steward saves heart attack victim, 83

A TENACIOUS senior air steward described yesterday how he saved the life of an 83-year-old grandmother after two brain surgeons considered giving up the battle to revive her.

Wards run by untrained hospital staff

THOUSANDS OF hospital assistants with no medical training are taking the place of qualified nurses on the wards, handing out potentially lethal drugs, taking blood and even giving heart massages to coronary victims. More than half are never supervised by trained medical staff.

Real Issues: The please-yourself cure

That's seiki soho, a form of massage that has the likes of Anjelica Huston clamouring for treatment. HESTER LACEY investigates

Real Lives: Did I say we were going out for dinner?

Don't fancy braving the cold? You don't have to. A new industry is devoted to meeting your every desire - on the settee. EMMA COOK reports

The Information: `Tess of the D'Urbervilles'

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Health: Trust me, I'm a witch doctor

It's the success story of the Nineties - but complementary medicine could damage your health.

First Night: Hardy's Tess suffers in travesty of musical

Tess of the D'urbervilles Savoy Theatre London

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

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