Gavignet and Thompson lead in the Krys Ocean Race

A wet and windy opening 24 hours saw Sidney Gavignet and Brian Thompson, so full of modest ambition before the start, leading the new 70-foot trimaran class in Oman Sail across the Atlantic from New York to Brest in the Krys Ocean Race.

The Testament of Jessie Lamb, By Jane Rogers

Rogers's first foray into science fiction was the surprise winner of this year's Arthur C Clarke Award.

Drug-resistant cases of tuberculosis on the rise

Drug-resistant cases of tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in the UK, figures suggest.

Roger Federer reaches for a return during his win yesterday

Roger Federer makes light of back injury to march on at Wimbledon

Third seed requires 'emergency' treatment off the court but returns to dispose of Malisse ruthlessly in four sets

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The unfortunately named Channing Tatum plays Leo, a musician who is sad because his groovy sculptor wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams), got propelled through a car window and when she awakes from her coma she can't remember him – only the time before him, when she was less groovy and in law school.

Man denies having sex with ex-wife's bull mastiff dog

A man accused of having sex with his ex-wife's bull mastiff dog has told a court the allegation is a “total lie”.

Forecasters warn of more heavy rain

Forecasters have warned of more flash flooding as householders and businesses continue the clear-up from last week's devastation.

Germany have injury concerns over Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger injury and 'mole' in the camp mar German advance at Euro 2012

A nagging ankle problem for Bastian Schweinsteiger and the continuing issue of a mole in the camp have cast a small shadow over Germany's preparations for their Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw on Thursday.

Portugal great Eusebio hospitalised in Poland

Portugal great Eusebio was in stable condition Sunday at a hospital in Poland after undergoing tests following a heart attack scare, officials said.

The Letters of TS Eliot Volume 3: 1927-27, Ed Valerie

Yours faithfully, kindly and with modesty, Tom

Ben Youngs fashions a break at Ellis Park on Saturday

England and Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs faces three-month lay-off

England scrum-half Ben Youngs could be out for up to three months following surgery on his injured shoulder.

Ben Youngs fashions a break at Ellis Park on Saturday

Injury toll mounts as shoulder damage ends Youngs' tour

Scrum-half's joy at refinding best form ruined by prospect of three months out

Alastair Campbell: People should feel they can be open about their mental health problems

After three MPs spoke out today about their mental health problems Alastair Campbell writes about his own experiences, and why the stigma around mental health issues must be challenged

Early menopause 'can increase risk of brain aneurysm'

Early menopause can increase the risk of a potentially lethal brain condition, research has shown.

British adults sleep more than seven hours a night on average

British adults sleep more than seven hours a night on average but find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, a survey has found.

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