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Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Sports
Andy Murray does not tend to sugar coat his answers.He accepts there are reasons to be cheerful after his 6-4 6-4 defeat by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but admits he is "quite far away from where I would like to be".That is to be expected after just two weeks of dedicated practice before his first singles match for seven months. Murray will only play doubles in New York, when the US Open gets under way in a fortnight. But you can now consider him a singles player above all else once again. A singles player who expects to be back in his peak physical condition in January: 12 months after the second operation on his right hip. "I think nine to 12 months after the operation is when I would e...
David Walliams reveals he’s Britain’s Got Talent persona is big act

David Walliams reveals he’s Britain’s Got Talent persona is big act

Entertainment
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, who found fame playing a host of roles on Little Britain, said he struggles to be himself on camera. The comic, 47, added: “I almost can’t really function unless there’s something between me and the camera, like a moustache or some teeth or a wig. I don’t know why, I’m just like that. “It would be better if I was like the author Michael Morpurgo living in Devon and no-one really knew what I looked like. But this is the path I am on. “I’ve got a bit better because I appear on Britain’s Got Talent as myself.” Walliams became famous on TV’s Little Britain, which ran from 2003 to 2009 – first on BBC Three and later on BBC One. Among his characters were Emily Howard, a deluded “transvestite”, Ray Mc-Cooney, an insane Scottish hotel owner,
Britain’s political outlook seems toxic to investors

Britain’s political outlook seems toxic to investors

Finance
SUDDENLY Britain looks a lot less attractive as a home for international investors. The Conservative party under Theresa May gambled on a snap election to deliver a "mandate for Brexit". It unveiled a muddled manifesto that alienated voters and was out-campaigned by the veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn. The party lost its overall majority and will now be propped up by the very odd ducks in Ulster's Democratic Unionist party.The markets reacted less severely than might have been expected. That seems to be based on the view that a "soft Brexit" looks more likely. But it is far from clear that this is the case. David Davis, Britain's Brexit minister, seems to be ploughing ahead with plans to leave the single market and the Labour leadership is unlikely to oppose this. Moody's, the credit rat