Ballance is looking to fight fire with fire after hitting half-centuries in his last two innings
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Thursday 09 January 2014
A swathe of grand cigar terraces have opened in luxury hotels over the past few years
Saturday 04 January 2014
Australia’s fast bowler and chief tormentor of England Mitchell Johnson has blown away the opposition in the 2013-14 Ashes Series with a flurry of aggressive bouncers and famous stone-cold stare, but those at the crease tomorrow may be forgiven for having a cheeky snigger back towards him.
Ashes 2013-14: With Mitchell Johnson firing and England stuttering, signs are there that the urn is heading back to Australia
Sunday 24 November 2013
Normal service has been resumed. Almost.
Thursday 26 September 2013
The role of Arturo Ui calls for bravura, high-definition acting and that's what it gets, in spades, from Henry Goodman in Jonathan Church's splendid production, which began life last year in the Minerva Studio at Chichester and has now transferred to the West End. Brecht's blackly farcical "gangster spectacle" satirises Hitler's bloody rise to power by cutting him down to size as a ridiculous Chicago hoodlum who seizes control of the city’s greengrocery protection racket. In a tour de force of wild-eyed demonic intensity, the actor brilliantly charts the evolution of an absurd upstart into blood-freezing demagogue.
Nigel Farage hails new political force Ukip, while gaffe-prone Godfrey Bloom delivers a fresh political farce
Friday 20 September 2013
Party conference turns to high comedy
Friday 20 September 2013
A pixelation error on the BBC’s big screen at Media City in Salford meant Nigel Farage appeared to have grown Hitler-style moustache when speaking to BBC Breakfast on Friday morning.
Michael Jackson statue set to be removed from Fulham stadium Craven Cottage at Mohamed Al Fayed's request
Thursday 19 September 2013
The former Cottagers owner wants to take the statue to another of his properties
Sunday 15 September 2013
Creepy jewellery? You mean like the locket I have with a picture of my dentist printed off his Facebook page?
Comment: Alan Hansen's many years on Match of the Day have been characterised by indifference and cruelty
Thursday 05 September 2013
The pundit is ending his time with the BBC after the World Cup
Tuesday 20 August 2013
It was always likely that Par Par Lay would spend his life entertaining people and poking fun. Born into a family of traditional entertainers, at the age of 14 he followed his father on to the stage as a performer of Ah Nyeint, a Burmese vaudeville-type entertainment that mixes humour and satire with dance and music. Performers would typically tour villages, customising their patter and jokes with local references. Yet over the years his jokes become increasingly biting and political, and he directed his barbs less towards local officials and more towards the military generals who exerted an iron grip on the country.
The amazing moustache that brings admiration - plus death threats, repeated moves, an end to his business... and hopefully a new beginning
Thursday 08 August 2013
People give me a lot of respect - it’s my identity, says man with gravity-defying accoutrement
Thursday 01 August 2013
A teenager has been arrested over the rape of a 12-year-old girl who was attacked by two strangers at the weekend.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
A manhunt has been launched after a 12-year-old girl was raped by two men.
Thursday 18 July 2013
New campaign aims to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by encouraging women to grow their armpit hair for the month of August
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Poirot star David Suchet has revealed that Agatha Christie's family warned him not to play the Belgian detective as a joke when he was first approached about the role.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'