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County cricket: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Kent v Essex and more – live

Kent 168-4, still 419 behind.Somerset 171 and 88 BY AN INNINGS AND SIX RUNS Southampton: Hampshire 585-6 v Surrey 127 Canterbury: Kent 146-4 v Essex 591-7dec Old Trafford: Lancashire 86-4 v Warwickshire 284Rain stopped play New Road: Worcestershire 80 v…

England v Pakistan: second women’s cricket ODI – live

do drop me a line on email or @Jimbo_Cricket. We may as well start some discussions, share some secrets or compile a rainy day playlist. I’ll start… Rain in Taunton but plenty of play around the grounds in the County…

One Ukrainian Summer by Viv Groskop review – young love in the birthplace of Zelenskiy

In the immediate aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, author and podcaster Viv Groskop found herself dreaming of a train trip she made as an undergraduate in 1994. The three-day journey took her from St Petersburg, where she’d spent frozen…

Cricketers’ chief Lynch: ‘The Ashes could become like the Ryder Cup’

“I have never seen a more engaged playing group than we have right now,” says Rob Lynch, the outgoing chief executive of the Professional Cricketers’ Association. “They want to understand the value of broadcast deals, crowd figures and viewerships. They…

Parade by Rachel Cusk review – a brilliant and unsettling feat

One of the women in Rachel Cusk’s new novel confesses to an ability to shock that is “instinctive and unconscious”. This could double as a description of Cusk herself. To be controversial is second nature to her (think of the…

TV tonight: Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark enjoy soul-searching and macaroni in Rome

Rob and Rylan’s Grand Tour 9pm, BBC TwoIt has been a total treat joining Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark on their cultural odyssey, which along the way has turned into a tender journey of soul-searching and friendship. They finish in…

Licence to probe: the liberating beauty of fiction after journalism | Michael Brissenden

During my nearly 40 years as a journalist, the climate crisis has been a constant, creeping refrain – from the first greenhouse conference in the late 1980s and the first IPCC report in the early 90s. There was the Hawke…

Just Stop Oil ‘alienates people’ from its cause, says Ed Miliband

The climate activist group Just Stop Oil is “alienating people” from its cause, Ed Miliband said at the Hay festival. Speaking at a Q&A at the event via a video call from his constituency in Doncaster, the shadow secretary of…

D-Day: Secrets of the Frontline Heroes review – the courageous men who filmed the Normandy landings

We haven’t merely read and heard about the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944, when allied troops arrived on the coast of northern France to begin a push across occupied Europe that would help to defeat the Nazis. We can…

‘It’s honest beauty’: the net-zero homes paving the way for the future

“Energy efficient”, “carbon neutral” and “net zero” are buzzwords we hear more and more as we face the impact of climate change. But do we think about them enough in building? Globally, a move towards sustainable housing is growing. In…