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England v West Indies: latest images from Edgbaston

All the latest action from the third one-day international

Winehouse cancels UK comeback gig

Amy Winehouse has cancelled her British comeback gig, following reports of ill health.

England v West Indies: latest images from Headingley

All the latest action from the first one-day international

England star jailed for 13 years for smuggling cocaine in kit bag

Jury rejects cricketer Chris Lewis's claim 'friend tricked him into carrying juice cans'

Referral system under scrutiny

Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain, will take his place as chairman of the ICC cricket committee today as they decide on a wide range of contentious issues.

The Complete Guide To St Lucia

Cool off with the jazz crowd, retreat to the rainforest or simply wallow in the water: this Caribbean island has it all, says Simon Redfern

Pietersen nearing his endgame

England's best batsman on the brink as team-mates tire of his self-centred attitude

KP hammers final nail into England coffin</p><p>

Traumatised batsman is having grave effect on team while Gayle lambasts him for attack on Chanderpaul

Pandora: Cover star Campbell calls in the favours

Alastair Campbell appears as guest editor of the New Statesman today – and quite the leather-bound address book of names he has commissioned, too.

Amy Winehouse denies assaulting fan

Singer Amy Winehouse turned a court appearance into a spring fashion show today as she pleaded not guilty to assaulting a fan at a party last year.

An island of prosperity as storms ravage world housing

As property investors and people hoping to retire abroad struggle to find a safe haven in the slump, St Lucia could offer a solution.

Selected Poems, By Derek Walcott

Born on St Lucia in 1930, Derek Walcott is – remarkably – one of two Nobel Prize-winners to hail from the tiny Caribbean speck that inspires some of the past century's most splendidly eloquent lyric verse. (The other is economist Arthur Lewis.)

Thieves raid holidaying Winehouse's flat

Thieves broke into singer Amy Winehouse's flat while she was on holiday in St Lucia, police confirmed today.

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

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Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
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Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
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From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
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Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
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As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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