Arts and Entertainment Flour power: Johnny Vaughan in 'The Great Sport Relief Bake-Off

Can Rochelle from The Saturdays tell her shortcrust from her choux? Is Olympic athlete Victoria Pendleton as swift with a whisk as she is round the velodrome? On GBBO charity spin-off series, The Great Sport Relief Bake-Off, a celebrity's baking ability is inversely proportionate to their entertainment value, but it's still fun to speculate on which of this year's batch will actually have any skill.

'Flintoff must play, or England will lose Ashes,' warns Warne

'Best bowler in world at the moment' can lift team to new level against Australia

The Five Minute Interview: Michael Vaughan, cricketer

"People are quick to make assumptions about me but nobody has any idea..."

Pandora: He did it on film. Now Noel's set for the stage

Stand by for an edgy new addition to London's theatreland. Noel Clarke, the award-winning writer/director behind the gritty London-based films Adulthood and Kidulthood, has penned his first play, which will be staged later this month.

Strauss is the man to make a phoenix rise from the ashes

The English team may never have known such bitter infighting but when all the smoke has cleared, the future could be bright

Vaughan backs Strauss appointment

Michael Vaughan has endorsed Andrew Strauss' credentials to captain England, following the resignation of Kevin Pietersen.

Angus Fraser: Strength of character entitles Strauss to ultimate accolade

England's new captain, less extrovert than his predecessor, will have the dressing room's respect

Pietersen and ECB statements in full

Pietersen v Moores: England duo on brink of split

Sometime this week the leadership of the England cricket team will be determined. If it is not quite the case that either Kevin Pietersen, the captain, or Peter Moores, the coach, will have to go, it is pretty close to it.

ECB keeping mum over Moores' fate

England captain looks to be on sticky wicket in difference of opinion with head coach

Pietersen move threatens Moores

The future of Peter Moores, the England coach, looked uncertain last night after it emerged that Kevin Pietersen, his captain, has asked for crisis talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board over the former Sussex man's role. The move suggests that Pietersen believes his relationship with Moores is at a breaking point, just four months after the South African-born player took up leadership of the side.

Vaughan vows to earn England place back

Michael Vaughan has insisted he still has a future with England after yesterday being left out of the squad to tour the West Indies.

Keep faith in Panesar, says Moores

Coach attributes spinner's lack of potency to shortage of Test match practice

Vaughan sets off on Ashes Road

Michael Vaughan has revealed playing in the 2009 Ashes Series is the motivation behind his inclusion in England's Performance Squad.

Parkinson 'concerned' about the future of media

Chat show star Sir Michael Parkinson said today he was "concerned" about the future of the media as he was made chancellor of a university.

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