Farah sidesteps the danger to smash British record in style

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Greene ready for assault on record in Monte Carlo

Typical! Three British records in eight days, then nothing for nearly a fortnight. There could be some making up for lost time in Monte Carlo tonight, where there is a possibility of British records coming along like London buses in the IAAF Diamond League.

Playboy Prince and a reluctant bride kick off a wedding spree

The Playboy Prince, Albert II of Monaco, and his allegedly reluctant bride, the former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, began a busy weekend of celebrity weddings last night, tying the knot hours before the model Kate Moss and her long-term beau Jamie Hince married in the sleepy Cotswolds village of Southrop.

Video: Monaco wedding in trouble?

Allegations that the Prince's bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, tried to flee ahead of the wedding have been dismissed.

Sergio Perez cleared to race in Canada

Sergio Perez has been cleared by the FIA to race in this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

'Very polished' rough diamond Peter Cruddas joins Tory treasury team

New Conservative co-treasurer is a philanthropist who made his fortune brokering deals

Drivers call for safety talks after two crashes at Monaco

Two major accidents at the chicane and two drivers hospitalised took the gloss off the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and raised questions about safety levels on the tightest circuit on the F1 calendar.

Murray battles through in Madrid

Andy Murray progressed to the third round of the Madrid Open tonight after beating Gilles Simon in three sets.

Murray proves that you can't win in Monte Carlo

There can be no pleasing some people – and the sporting public of Monte Carlo are probably more particular in their tastes than most. Twelve months after booing Andy Murray off the court for the manner of his defeat in the Monte Carlo Masters, the Monégasques yesterday jeered the world No 4 for the manner of his 6-3, 6-3 victory over Gilles Simon.

Princess Antoinette: Member of Monaco's royal family decried for her attempt to meddle with the succession

The Mediterranean principality of Monaco owes much of its international profile to the Grand Prix, first held there in 1929, and its subsequent Formula One incarnation, and to Prince Rainier III's fairytale marriage to the Grace Kelly in 1956. Described as "The Wedding of the Century", the event enshrined Monaco's standing as the playground of the rich, while the private lives of the couple's three children, Albert II, the current ruler and Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco became staples of gossip and celebrity magazines throughout Europe.

Monaco magic makes Murray relinquish title

Defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of the Valencia Open yesterday with an out-of-sorts display against Juan Monaco in the second round.

Murray knocked out in Valencia

Defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of the Valencia Open with an out-of-sorts display against Juan Monaco in the second round.

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Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani admits he is flattered by reports linking him with a January move to Tottenham.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Peacock Theatre, London

In a comedy drag ballet show, it's no surprise that the corps de ballet bump into each other. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, commonly known as the Trocks, take those basic jokes to dizzying heights. The corps dancers try so hard not to hit each other, wincing in horror as they see it coming. When disaster finally strikes, they have a glorious range of reactions, from anxious apology to passive-aggressive flouncing to the full-on diva strop.

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