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The Williams family entourage is normally a feature of Wimbledon but this year Serena has been supported only by sister Isha. Her father, Richard has stayed home following the birth of a son, Dillon, while the rest of the family, including Venus, have also remained Stateside. Serena is staying in the same house in Wimbledon where they have previously passed the fortnight and despite her big sister not being there, she is still sleeping in the smaller bedroom.

Henman rules himself out of Davis Cup running

Tim Henman has ruled himself out of the running to be Great Britain's next Davis Cup captain because "it doesn't feel like the right time".

Peter Bills: France must unite in order to win World Cup

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James Corrigan: Henman's fist pump brings out Monty's major flaw

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Make existing homes greener, says McCloud

The Government should concentrate on the UK's 26 million existing homes instead of its plans for controversial eco-towns, Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud said today.

Mark Jones: Bored when we're winning. We're only bored when we're winning

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James Corrigan: Tiger lost in natural habitat where Super Mac rules

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Secret papers reveal shock and panic that swept BBC after Dando's murder

'A call had been received claiming that Jill Dando's death was linked to Nato action in Serbia, and that the BBC's head of news would be next...'

Pandora: Heston's dealings with Little Chef freeze over

All, it would seem, is not well between Heston Blumenthal and his one-time makeover project, the Little Chef.

A little local trouble: Why the people from Warwickshire won't be taking their new eco-town lying down

There is an area of countryside six miles south-west of Stratford-upon-Avon that is particularly picturesque. It boasts elegant views of the Cotswolds, and fine country lanes that meander around green pastures. Stand still long enough and you can almost hear the sound of "Jerusalem". It could not be more English.

Protesters' fury as ecotown shortlist targets 'unsustainable' locations

Fifteen locations across England earmarked as potential "ecotowns" were unveiled by the Government yesterday to a decidedly mixed reception.

The boring list: 20 titans of tedium

Wednesday's Budget has been described as the dullest in history. But the chancellor who delivered it was merely continuing a great British tradition. John Walsh celebrates

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