Arts and Entertainment

Something strange happened while I was watching the new series of US legal drama The Good Wife (More4) this week. I found myself humming the theme tune from Australian soap opera Home and Away. It was my unconscious mind's way of serenading new addition to the cast, Melissa George.

Future of British Handball after Olympics looking bright as public interest increases

Chairman of British Handball John Brewer is revelling in the way handball has made an impact on the consciousness of the British public at the Olympic Games and has called on UK Sport to help them capitalise on it.

Team GB take hope from stalemate

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Anders Lindegaard had just broken into the Red Devils first team on a regular basis when he injured an ankle in training

Anders Lindegaard plans to usurp David de Gea as Manchester United number one

Anders Lindegaard is determined not to let his Manchester United dream die having come so agonisingly close to fulfilling it.

Picture preview: Lello // Arnell, Echo Chamber at Beers.Lambert Contemporary

Relocated gallery hosts Norwegian sculptors' debut UK exhibition

Ecuadorian ambassador in talks over Assange's request for political asylum

The Ecuadorian ambassador is understood to be flying home this weekend for talks on the country's response to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Summer's coming at last...but not until 2013

More heavy rain is on the way today, but next year there’s a chance we’ll get blistering hot weather

England striker Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck looking for England to build on France draw

England forward Danny Welbeck is aware the team need to build on their draw with France as they prepare for their next Euro 2012 group match against Sweden.

Sleigh Bells

Eurovision just doesn't get The Hump

UK's veteran crooner comes second-to-last (way behind Jedward)

Egil Olsen: Wise old head plotting a fresh England defeat

He once made Norway a force in world football and now he is trying to repeat the trick, with some success. Glenn Moore assesses how his current team matches up to sides of old

Cycling on a dyke road

Zeeland: Come on – pluck up a little Dutch courage

Amsterdam's all very well, but drive off the tourist track and you'll find history and glorious sunlit seas in Zeeland, says David Ryan

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Various venues

The scale of this Scottish art festival makes others look meagre, and the quality of the work is very tasty too

The Oresund Bridge links Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmo in Sweden

Trail of the Unexpected: Oresund Bridge

The bridge that links Sweden and Denmark has its own TV series, says Gerard Gilbert

Fire ravages home on private Green Island in Poole Harbour

Firefighters are tackling a blaze on an island owned by a multi-millionaire.

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The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on