The spin bowler quit midway through the disastrous tour of Australia
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Wednesday 21 January 2009
Friday 09 January 2009
Tom Moody has refused to rule himself out of the running to become the new England coach and admitted he would "look at anything".
Tuesday 30 December 2008
A remarkable new German film, Nordwand, (North Face) tells the extraordinary story of the tragic German-Austrian attempt to make the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1936. The four climbers perished. Their leader, the heroic and youthful Toni Kurtz, died of exhaustion, suspended from a rope just 15 ft away from rescue.
Sunday 21 December 2008
As the rescued Yann Eliès is delivered still injured but safely back to Fremantle, Western Australia today (Monday) by the Australian navy frigate HMAS Arunta, British solo sailor Sam Davies had resumed racing and had, geographically, moved up a place to eighth in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race.
Saturday 20 December 2008
From Lent (the Netherlands) to Trinity Peninsula (Antarctica) via Jesus Island (Quebec), Christianity can take you around the world – to islands where it is Christmas every day: one in the Pacific Ocean, the other in the Indian Ocean.
Sunday 16 November 2008
There is something faintly ridiculous about the Twenty20 Champions League.
Tuesday 09 September 2008
Thursday 21 August 2008
Two Britons are preparing an attempt to smash the world speed record for a wind-powered vehicle.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Thursday 31 July 2008
Wednesday 21 May 2008
Sunday 04 May 2008
Talking to Tim Winton, one of Australia's most lauded contemporary novelists, isn't like talking to other writers. While his conversation ranges, typically enough, across the seminal writers who have influenced him – Twain, Stevenson, Wordsworth, Faulkner – there's also much conversation devoted to less typically writerish pursuits: surfing, swimming, wave breaks and reefs.
Saturday 22 March 2008
Tuesday 04 March 2008
Xstrata has revealed its merger talks with the Brazilian rival Vale are still on, despite rumours last week that the negotiations had hit an impasse. This comes as the mining giant posted a 13 per cent bump in profits in 2007, and predicted its business would not be significantly damaged by a slowdown in the US.
Monday 03 March 2008
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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