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Xenophobia rules in British advertising, it now seems. First, came Blackcurrant Tango with the TV ad in which a purple shorts-clad Tango marketing executive challenges the world from a boxing ring erected atop the White Cliffs of Dover. Now comes the return to TV of that Northern pub and student bar favourite: Newcastle Brown Ale.

Whitbread shows the way

The Investment Column

Raving

With TV ads for Tango, the Guardian and the Royal Mail stealing their underground ideas, the flyers originally designed to advertise rave events have now winged their way from one-room studios in Soho to Barbican retrospectives. John Windsor celebrates a pounds 2billion business

My week: Graham Sharpe Bookmaker

Today was manic, with two major sporting events. The Derby and the first day of Euro 96 meant pounds 40m has been gambled nationwide. That sounds like a lot but I'm expecting a betting blitz of up to pounds 100m on Euro 96. The '94 World Cup was the first event to outstrip the Grand National, with pounds 70m bet. But this is a tournament, in this country, with home nations competing, so I'll be disappointed if Euro 96 doesn't break that record. As a manager, my prime objective is not to take money, but to publicise the odds. Until today's England / Switzerland match, the best outsider was a gentleman who had 5,000-1 on England winning Euro 96 without scoring a single goal. He was on to a loser with the one-all draw. Other punters have placed five-figure sums on individual teams. For the Derby, we had to assess the house-husbands' choice, Alex Greaves. She was the first female jockey ever to compete in the race and our odds were 150-1 that she'd make the top three. Unfortunately, she finished last. Weirdly, the winner was trained by Lester Piggot's son-in-law, so although the old jockey's retired, he still managed to influence the outcome.

Henman resilient under pressure

Tennis

Rusedski relieved by victory

In the year since, amid fanfares and Union Jack bandanas, he became British, Greg Rusedski has seen his world ranking flag from 35 to 76. Reverting to new-found type some cynics might say. And were it not for the accompanying rise of Tim Henman to the dizzy heights of 61, the big-serving former Canadian might well have found himself under more pressure to perform than he did here yesterday.

Petchey and Wood win at Beckenham

Mark Petchey completed a long-awaited British double by defeating Petr Korda 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Beckenham Open yesterday. It is the first time this century that British players have won both Beckenham singles titles as Petchey's triumph came 24 hours after Clare Wood captured the women's crown.

Travel: Student heaven in Lager Central

Louvain, home of Stella Artois and Belgium's first university, is an idler's delight. By Darius Sanai

TICKET OFFER: DRY RUN TOUR

On 17 November, the very best up-and-coming bands in the country will be playing at the University of London Union. Powder, Strangelove, Pusherman and Elcka are all on the road with Melody Maker and Stella Dry on the Dry Run Tour, an exclusive 10-date tour of Britain. If you're lucky, you could go along to the gig for free, plus win a pair of Dry Run T-shirts, an eight-pack of Stella Artois Dry and a tape of the bands. Just answer the following question: From which country does Stella Dry originate? a) Guadeloupe b) Belgium c) Spain.

Rusedski rouses old resentment

Writer's cramp threatens to be an occupational hazard for Greg Rusedski. The British No 1 was ordered off the Centre Court after his match at the Guardian Direct National Championships yesterday by Alan Mills, the Wimbledon referee, because his autograph-signing was delaying the proceedings. What a wonderful development that is for the domestic game.

SPORTING DIGEST Tennis

Tennis

Twists of fate

In Here: Hundreds of people have to have hospital treatment as a result of rakes every year and ten people, in this country alone, lose eyes as a result of flying champagne corks

Edinburgh Festival: the fun starts here

Too big. Too many stand-ups. And Norwegian mime troupes. But Stewart Lee will there again tomorrow

Becker set to shrug off injury

Boris Becker's right calf muscle was a talking point on the eve of Wimbledon, but it appears that he will be fit to mark the 10th anniversary of his initial triumph in 1985 at the age of 17, the youngest and only unseeded men's singles champion in history.

'I punched the skies, as if I'd just won Wimbledon...'

When she found herself in a knock-up with Wayne Ferreira, the tennis world's no 8, Vicky Ward kept her nerve but lost her heart
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