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Proteas see of Black Caps in opener

Wimbledon Guardian: AB de Villiers guided South Africa to victory in the first ODI against New Zealand

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

South Africa captain AB de Villiers led from the front with an unbeaten 89 as the Proteas claimed a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at Mount Maunganui.

Rise in Eurostar passenger numbers

Wimbledon Guardian: The number of passengers using Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel has risen

8:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The number of passengers taking Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel increased this summer.

Clarke warns PM over EU 'bigotry'

Wimbledon Guardian: Ken Clarke has accused 'noisy right-wing' Conservatives of trying to drive the Prime Minister into a position that would make it impossible for Britain to remain in the EU

8:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Veteran pro-Europe Tory Ken Clarke has issued a warning to David Cameron not to pander to "ignorance and bigotry" in an attempt to counter the electoral threat of Ukip.

Graham to lead England out

Wimbledon Guardian: James Graham, pictured, will captain England in the absence of the injured Sean O'Loughlin

7:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

James Graham will lead England in the opening match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday after newly-appointed captain Sean O'Loughlin was ruled out through injury.

Delivery woes for online shoppers

Wimbledon Guardian: Online shoppers have experienced delivery problems

7:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

One in four online shoppers has experienced a problem with a delivery in the last year, new research reveals.

Experts to assist fan ownership

Wimbledon Guardian: Helen Grant has stressed the importance of fans having a say in how their club is run

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Government is to set up a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Fernandinho staring into the void

Wimbledon Guardian: Fernandinho does not think Manchester City gain an advantage from playing behind closed doors in Moscow

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Fernandinho claims playing in an empty stadium in Moscow is of no benefit to Manchester City's Champions League quest.

Mourinho focused on Maribor

Wimbledon Guardian: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is focused on Maribor, not Manchester United

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Jose Mourinho is thinking only of Maribor - and not Manchester United - a s Chelsea embark on an important week.

Designer to stars de la Renta dies

Wimbledon Guardian: Designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82 (AP)

4:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Former US first lady Laura Bush has led tributes to Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than 40 years.

New iPhones ring tills for Apple

Wimbledon Guardian: The new iPhone 6, left, and 6 Plus have helped Apple make a £5.3bn final quarter profit for 2014

12:35am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The record-breaking launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means that technology giant Apple has reported net profit of 8.5 billion dollars (£5.3bn) for the final quarter of 2014.

Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak'

Wimbledon Guardian: Macmillan has warned against complacency after research showed that around one in 10 people with cancer in England had not been assigned a cancer nurse

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.

Delevingne makes young rich list

Wimbledon Guardian: Cara Delevingne in the Topshop catwalk show during London Fashion Week earlier this year.

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Model turned actress Cara Delevingne has become the highest new entry in an annual list of wealthy young stars.

Salisbury on top 10 cities list

Wimbledon Guardian: Salisbury in Wiltshire takes its place in among the best cities to visit in 2015

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Historic Salisbury has made it into a top 10 world cities' list chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet.

EU imposes more sanctions on Syria

Wimbledon Guardian: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing Bashar Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

Ombudsman critical over on-the-runs

Wimbledon Guardian: Michael Maguire, Northern Ireland's police ombudsman

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police in Northern Ireland can offer no satisfactory explanation for why they reviewed the cases of 36 republican terror fugitives whose status was changed from wanted to not wanted, a watchdog has found.

Greening to visit Sierra Leone

Wimbledon Guardian: International Development secretary Justine Greening talking to medics from Catterick-based 35 Squadron from 5 Medical Regiment before they depart from RAF Brize Norton (MoD/PA)

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

International Development Secretary Justine Greening is joining British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola.

Travel misery as storm blows in

Wimbledon Guardian: File pictures of City workers walking along London Bridge toward the station during a rain shower.

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo have blown into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Family vows to stand by Pistorius

Wimbledon Guardian: Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria as he is sentenced for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP)

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they will stand by the decorated Paralympian when he arrives in Pretoria for sentencing today for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Kate to greet Singapore president

Wimbledon Guardian: The Duchess of Cambridge will join the royal party

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected today to take part in her first royal engagement since it was announced she is expecting her second child.

Spinal surgery breakthrough hailed

Wimbledon Guardian: Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man completely paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was sliced in half in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.

Ad campaign targets benefit cheats

Wimbledon Guardian: The campaign appeals to the public to call the benefit fraud hotline if they suspect someone is claiming benefits illegally

12:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Government is launching an advertising campaign targeted at nearly 50 towns and cities to urge claimants to report changes in their circumstances or risk a jail sentence.

Christmas words from the stars

Wimbledon Guardian: Joanna Lumley has given her voice to an album of seasonal poetry set to classical music, called Christmas Words For You

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Screen stars such as Joanna Lumley and Jim Broadbent are hoping to take the words of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Blake and Betjeman into the album charts.

Nesbitt: Hobbit role 'frustrating'

Wimbledon Guardian: James Nesbitt found working on The Hobbit frustrating

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

James Nesbitt has admitted that it was "frustrating" working on The Hobbit.

Delevingne makes young rich list

Wimbledon Guardian: Cara Delevingne has entered Heat magazine's rich list of under 30s

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cara Delevingne has become the highest new entry in an annual list of wealthy young stars.

Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Wimbledon Guardian: Louis van Gaal is bullish about his side's title chances

11:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United can still close the gap to Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

McIlroy to swap course for court

Wimbledon Guardian: A court appearance beckons for Rory McIlroy early next year

11:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

World number one Rory McIlroy faces a break from the sport as a Dublin courtroom is poised to take centre stage rather than a golf course early next year.

Taarabt hits back at Redknapp

Wimbledon Guardian: Adel Taarabt, pictured, has hit back at QPR manager Harry Redknapp

11:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

United force draw with the Baggies

Wimbledon Guardian: Manchester United's Daley Blind ,right, scores his sides second goal of the game

10:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

Daley Blind rescued a late point for Manchester United as they were held to a 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Nadal beats appendicitis to win

Wimbledon Guardian: Rafael Nadal was back on form in Basle despite fighting appendicitis

9:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

Rafael Nadal returned to winning ways just a fortnight after being diagnosed with appendicitis.

McFadden is shadow Europe minister

Wimbledon Guardian: Pat McFadden was a minister in Gordon Brown's government

8:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

Ed Miliband has moved to sharpen up Labour's message on the EU by appointing former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team.

How Harry Potter star grew horns

Wimbledon Guardian: Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple attend the UK premiere of Horns at the Odeon West End, central London

8:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns.

Greens lead Lib Dems in new poll

Wimbledon Guardian: Leader Caroline Lucas at the Green Party conference

8:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Greens have overtaken the Liberal Democrats in the latest poll.

Family vows to stand by Pistorius

Wimbledon Guardian: Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

8:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they will stand by the decorated Paralympian as he prepares to learn whether he will be jailed over the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

EU imposes more sanctions on Syria

Wimbledon Guardian: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomed the sanctions

8:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing Bashar Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

Mourinho vents fury over Costa

Wimbledon Guardian: An injury to Chelsea's Diego Costa, pictured, has infuriated Jose Mourinho

7:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at Spain coach Vicente del Bosque as he prepares to face Maribor in the Champions League without injured striker Diego Costa.

How Harry Potter star grew horns

Wimbledon Guardian: Daniel Radcliffe at the UK premiere of Horns

7:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns.

Victims await revenge porn ban vote

Wimbledon Guardian: Victims of 'revenge porn', Hazel Higgleton (left) and Hannah Thompson outside Parliament before a vote on a move to ban the practice

6:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

Banning revenge porn will give victims more confidence of getting justice, campaigners have said ahead of a crucial vote to make the cruel craze illegal.

FIA sets up Accident Panel

Wimbledon Guardian: Ross Brawn is to become a member of the FIA's newly-formed Accident Panel

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Ross Brawn, Emerson Fittipaldi and Stefano Domenicali are just three of the high-profile names on a 10-strong FIA Accident Panel formed in the wake of Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan a fortnight ago.

X Factor act plans Cowell revenge

Wimbledon Guardian: Chloe Jasmine is the latest act to leave The X Factor

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

The X Factor singer Chloe Jasmine has revealed she is planning to get her revenge on Simon Cowell - by making his namesake run around in circles inside a cage.

Cotter hails skipper Gilchrist

Wimbledon Guardian: Grant Gilchrist will captain Scotland next month

5:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has hailed Grant Gilchrist as a "born leader" after naming him as captain of a 33-man squad heading into the autumn internationals.

Tiernan-Locke hoping for return

Wimbledon Guardian: Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is serving a two-year ban

5:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is currently serving a two-year doping suspension, is not ready to quit racing just yet.

Holden: Cheeky pic is Gaga tribute

Wimbledon Guardian: Amanda Holden showed off her bare bottom on Twitter

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Amanda Holden has said her bottom flash is a "homage" to Lady Gaga.

Dame Judi learns new poem every day

Wimbledon Guardian: Dame Judi Dench learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Dame Judi Dench has revealed she learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active after a survey found nearly half of pensioners were concerned about life in older age.

DJ Mike Read in Ukip single release

Wimbledon Guardian: DJ Mike Read has released his ode to Ukip

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has launched a bid for chart success with a song singing the praises of Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage.

New ITV deal for Jonathan Ross

Wimbledon Guardian: Jonathan Ross is sticking with ITV

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Jonathan Ross has signed a deal to keep him on ITV until at least the end of next year, the broadcaster has announced.

Pellegrini retains faith in Toure

Wimbledon Guardian: Man City's Yaya Toure will play against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday

4:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure is ready to deliver as he returns to the scene of last year's Russian controversy.

Williams makes winning start

Wimbledon Guardian: Serena Williams got off to a winning start (AP)

4:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

Defending champion Serena Williams opened the WTA Finals with her 16th consecutive victory at the end-of-season tournament.

Balls confirms mansion tax plans

Wimbledon Guardian: Ed Balls said "asset-rich cash-poor" home owners will be able to defer their bills until they sell or pass on their property under Labour's mansion tax plans

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

Owners of properties worth between £2-3 million would pay an extra £3,000 a year under Labour's mansion tax plans, Ed Balls has confirmed.

Man held over Premier League drone

Wimbledon Guardian: Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a drone, which was flown over a packed football stadium at the weekend

3:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said.

'Not all paedophiles' face justice

Wimbledon Guardian: Many suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, it is claimed

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted.

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