On his day, he can be as cultured on court as he is off it so Briton needs to beware
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Saturday 11 February 2012
It has taken time for Dan Evans to show the maturity to match his undoubted ability, but the 21-year-old from Birmingham produced the finest performance of his career yesterday to give Britain's Davis Cup team a flying start in their Europe Africa Zone Group One tie against Slovakia.
Thursday 26 January 2012
Having asserted that he would have nothing to do with Hostel: Part III, the lack of Eli Roth’s support cast a shadow of doubt over what to expect in the third film.
Friday 23 December 2011
Czechs and world leaders paid emotional tribute to Vaclav Havel today at a pomp-filled funeral ceremony, ending a week of public grief and nostalgia over the death of the dissident playwright who led the 1989 revolution that toppled four decades of communist rule.
Monday 19 December 2011
Steve Crawshaw, who covered the Velvet Revolution for 'The Independent', recalls a leader with rare moral authority
Sunday 18 December 2011
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who turned to politics to help peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 75.
Friday 16 December 2011
The fallout from the photos of men dressing up as Nazis at a stag party attended by a Tory MP has not gone away. Aidan Burley, the Conservative member for Cannock Chase, has admitted he was wrong, but still holds his post as an aide to the Transport Secretary, Justine Greening.
Friday 09 December 2011
The finance director of Tesco has said there is a "real chance" of a further slide in consumer spending next year, as the grocery giant posted its fourth consecutive quarter of falling underlying UK sales. This was despite it launching a £500m aggressive price campaign in September.
Friday 09 December 2011
The finance director of Tesco has said there is a "real chance" of a further slide in consumer spending next year, as the grocery giant posted its fourth consecutive quarter of falling UK sales. This was despite launching a £500m aggressive price campaign in September.
Thursday 22 September 2011
The equation is simple. If Andy Murray plays, Britain will have a fighting chance of competing for a place in the Davis Cup's elite World Group next September. If the world No 4 does not play, they face a battle to avoid returning to Europe Africa Zone Group Two, effectively the cup's third division.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Friday 02 September 2011
Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan scored a second victory this year after winning a mass sprint in the 12th stage of the Vuelta in the Galician port of Pontevedra yesterday. Britain's Bradley Wiggins held on to the overall lead.
Friday 02 September 2011
Northern Ireland are in a familiar position this evening. Coming round the final bend of their qualification campaign, they have fought their way into a competitive position. To reach their first tournament since 1986, though, more is required, starting with a challenging game against Serbia at Windsor Park.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Glenn Whelan insists the Republic of Ireland will not jeopardise their Euro 2012 hopes by taking a gung-ho approach to their must-win game with Slovakia in Dublin tomorrow.
Friday 29 July 2011
There isn't quite a name for the region that holds the Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk in thrall. The general drift is from "the land of King Ubu to the land of Count Dracula", Poland to Romania; the reach extends to Albania in the south and Transnistria in the east. Its nucleus is the landlocked centre of Central Europe; its protoplasm spreads like an amoeba through the Balkans. It cannot be convincingly mapped. Stasiuk's allusion to the play Ubu Roi evokes its author Alfred Jarry's announcement that the action takes place in Poland – "that is to say, nowhere".
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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