Ledley King surgery delayed after defender loses passport

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed Ledley King's groin operation will be delayed until next week - after the central defender lost his passport.

Mason on course for Hull KR, via Tonga

Hull KR expect their high-profile new signing Willie Mason to be with them by the end of the week, following his dash to Tonga for a passport.

Swiss voters back tougher line on foreigners

Most Swiss nationals voting in a referendum appear to have approved the easier expulsion of foreigners convicted of serious crimes such as murder, according to preliminary results yesterday.

Maid loses compensation claim over 'malicious lies'

A maid who accused her wealthy employers of treating her like a slave lost her compensation claim after being found to have told "malicious lies".

Swann panic after losing passport

English cricket fans endured their first wave of Ashes anxiety yesterday with the news that Graeme Swann had misplaced his passport ahead of tomorrow's departure to Australia.

First of 1.2 billion ID cards issued in India

India began the massive task yesterday of issuing unique identification numbers to its 1.2 billion people, many of whom lack documents establishing their identity.

Dom Joly: For a cheery welcome at Dulles, pose as a doughnut

I'm in Washington DC for four days. I decided it would be fun for my daughter to celebrate her 10th birthday in the capital of the USA. I've got all kinds of stuff lined up for her: the International Spy Museum, the theatre box where Lincoln was shot, the Vietnam war memorial....

Leading article: Taxation - neither transparent, nor efficient

The first letters have been sent out. The rest will arrive by Christmas. In the coming months, around 5.7 million people will discover that they have been caught up in the great income tax blunder of 2010.

Dominic Lawson: Not every airport tale is bad

To the list of accolades that attach to Amsterdam, I can now add a new one: if you are going to lose your passport, this is the place to do it

Sam wallace: Arteta's passport to misery - it would be a long and bitter battle to play for England

My advice to Mikel Arteta would be to make his announcement without delay. Do it swiftly and decisively and leave no room for debate lest he finds himself playing in a team with no hope in front of an ungrateful nation. There is simply nothing else for it: he has to retire from playing international football for England as soon as possible.

Simon Calder: When 'helpful' advice is worse than none at all

The man who pays his way

Outlook cloudy for British passports

Britain's unpredictable weather is being deployed in images used as a security measure to help protect the next generation of UK passports from forgers.

New British passport design revealed

An idyllic picture of scenic Britain, complete with its typical weather, was unveiled in the new UK passport today.

Roadkill/Sub Rosa, Traverse Theatre/Hill Street Theatre

This is powerful stuff. Herded on to a bus outside the theatre, audiences are delivered to a faded tenement on the other side of town.

Britons warned as 60,000 passports go astray

More than 60,000 Britons reported their passport lost or stolen abroad in the last year, figures showed today.

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