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Tuesday 18 June 2013
England may test the world supplies of cotton wool in which to wrap their key players before the Ashes. While their desire to win the Champions Trophy should not be underestimated they are anxiously aware of their tasks later in the summer.
Monday 17 June 2013
AUSTRALIA V SRI LANKA
Champions Trophy: Australian captain Michael Clarke could return to action for crucial clash with Sri Lanka
Sunday 16 June 2013
Clarke has missed both of their Champions Trophy games due to a back injury but is hopeful of playing some part in tomorrow's Group A decider
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Australia 243-8 New Zealand 51-2: Bad weather leaves Australia relying on others if they are to advance to semi-finals
Thursday 06 June 2013
For Australia, it is one thing after another. They are beset by worry and panic. Their preparations for the Champions Trophy and the Ashes are constantly moveable feasts which are increasingly threatening thin pickings.
Fast fillip for England as Steve Finn and Stuart Broad set to return for final ODI against New Zealand
Wednesday 05 June 2013
After two weak batting displays, Ian Bell wants to see good scores that the bowlers can defend
Tuesday 04 June 2013
England will have a clearer idea today about their crucial fast bowling resources for the Champions Trophy. Medical bulletins on Stuart Broad's bruised knee, Steve Finn's sore shins and the pregnancy of Tim Bresnan's wife, Hannah, may give the selectors a clue about what to do next.
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Monday 03 June 2013
Q. For a week's package holiday with my daughter in Menorca, is it worth paying extra for insurance that includes supplier insolvency cover?
Susan Priest, Hertfordshire
Sunday 02 June 2013
Since being duffed up by Australia four years ago, England have become formidable at home. They have lost the odd match but not one of the eight series, and although they have occasionally performed indifferently they have recovered.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Alastair Cook was left “crossing his fingers” over the fitness of key fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn with just a week to go before England’s opening ICC Champions Trophy clash against Australia.
Friday 31 May 2013
Q. How much should I tip in restaurants in Italy?
Thursday 30 May 2013
Q. I will be visiting Palma in July and have booked the hotel independently. I was wondering if you could advise me what would be the most economic way to pay the bill? With euros purchased here, with a debit or credit card, or to draw cash in Palma and pay that way?
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Captain says focus is on Champions Trophy campaign rather than biggest event of summer
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Q. We need to rent a people-carrier for a holiday in Switzerland. I have found a company called Honk Car Rental which promises "We're like those mystery deals you sometimes get for hotels, but instead for car rental". Being very cautious, I follow the maxim, that anything that appears too good to be true, probably is. So before paying for a car, do you know anything about them?
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Q. With the announcement of the new guaranteed on-board travel bag sizes by easyJet from 2 July, it seems the luggage industry has been caught out. It's almost impossible to find luggage 50 x 40x 20. We have also just bought a 55x40x20 case and it will not qualify after 2 July 2013. Would you agree that easyJet has let down its passengers?
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The day that Britain resigned as a global power
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SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
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