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Rusedski wiped out as Henman cleans up

Some defeats are worse than others, and Greg Rusedski will not forget yesterday's match in a hurry. It was none the better for its brevity, for a four-setter that is over in 93 minutes can only spell humiliation for the loser.

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This latest bout of Tory squabbling is symptomatic of a much deeper malaise

It is midsummer and a touch of madness has descended on the Conservative Party. Parliament may be in recess, but the Tories are fighting among themselves again. The latest rift has developed over what is to be done about some of the older Tory MPs. Those close to Michael Howard, the leader, feel that the party needs an injection of youth and energy and complain that there are too many lazy time-servers on the green benches. These "bed blockers", as they have been rudely dubbed by the Tory chief whip, are being encouraged to step aside for the good of their ailing party.

The view from Silicon Valley

Why Icann cannot please everybody

Can the regulator for Internet domain names possibly represent the interests of all parties?

Karate on the Internet

Christmas Gifts: Christmas shopping on the Internet

THIS YEAR looks set to be an e-Christmas, with one in three people who use the Internet in the UK predicted to be buying presents online, compared with just one in five last year (MORI). So if the thought of braving the Christmas rush doesn't appeal, then let the web do the work for you.

A cyber solution to wage rage

Ask entrepreneurs what they least like about being in business, and doing the books is likely to be near the top of the list, writes Roger Trapp.

Letter: Internet freedom

NO DOUBT Lord Irvine of Lairg is satisfied that he has prevented James Hulbert from exercising his right to freedom of speech ("Irvine closes down anti-judge website", 7 November). Along with Tony Blair, he fails to understand the internet. The pages he objects to are on Mr Hulbert's computer, at home. It so happens that they were published, until Lord Irvine's intervention, on the server provided by Kingston Internet Webmaster, which internet service provider (ISP) has now removed them.

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