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US Open 2013: Order of play on day three

Andy Murray begins defence of his crown

Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel talk after the race, with the Finn managing to keep the championship leader at bay to take second - after the race Vettel played down an incident between the pair where Raikkonen had blocked him from passing during the last few laps (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

F1: Kimi Raikkonen future dominates agenda ahead of Belgian Grand Prix

The Finn has been linked with Ferrari and Red Bull

Spa Star: Remède Spa, St Regis Resort, Bali

Treatment of the month

The website: Historic Britain allows you to book B&Bs, hotels and holiday lets with notable character. Properties range from a 15th-century manor house B&B to an 18th-century Cotswold farmhouse (historicbritain.com).

Tips and deals of the week: Historic Britain; Aurora Reykjavik; Four Seasons Lion Palace in St Petersburg

The website: Historic Britain allows you to book B&Bs, hotels and holiday lets with notable character. Properties range from a 15th-century manor house B&B to an 18th-century Cotswold farmhouse (historicbritain.com).

The Big Six: Mallorcan retreats

Ivy-clad exteriors, private paths and mountain-facing rooms

Paperback review: A Hero of Our Time, By Mikhail Lermontov (Translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater)

Tolstoy thought it 'perfect'. And who am I to argue with Tolstoy?

Laura Robson of Great Britain in a practice session during previews for Wimbledon Championships at Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2013: Order of play for Tuesday 25 June

The second day of action

Postcard from... Hitzacker

Hitzacker is one of those idyllic red-brick, north German towns that seem to have been purpose built for the tourist trade. Its 18th-century timbered houses and narrow streets attract thousands of visitors each year.

Abode with me: Galway's House Hotel

Going for it in Galway

The Hedonist: What to see and where to be seen

Danny Nightingale (right) with his wife and father

Army urged to drop retrial of SAS sergeant, Danny Nightingale

MOD lawyers pressed on with prosecution of soldier over souvenir pistol despite medical report that could exonerate him

John Sweeney, who has exposed human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, accompanied students from the London School of Economics, where his wife lectures

Review: Panorama - North Korea Undercover documentary

The BBC defended its Panorama film about North Korea as being “strongly in the public interest”. One certainly imagines a lot more members of the public were interested after the row over the methods employed in filming it, which included its excitable reporter John Sweeney growing a beard and — if you buy the line of attack mounted by academics at the London School of Economics — using innocent students as camouflage.  But the question only the film itself could answer was whether it actually contained anything that would interest the public — this being the kind of country where they may let the occasional Trojan horse in but never, ever leave it unattended long enough for the occupants to climb out and get up to mischief.  

Postcard from... Italy

Tonight, reality drama Made in Chelsea returns to our screens for a fifth series in all its champagne-swigging glory. As much as we have enjoyed watching Jamie Laing's attempts to woo west London, it's the awkward silences that have made us switch off. Monday, E4, 10pm

The Fashion Audit: MIC mania/ French fancies/ Jaeger's new crib

We're not sure about… MIC mania

The Big Six: Peruvian pit stops

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Ranging from 20C to a blistering 31C, Sophie Lam and Ben Ross have suggestions for holidays to thaw your spirit

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