It is reasonable to assume that one of the few people among the 20,000 packed into the MEN Arena next Saturday night who will wish Ricky Hatton even the most temporary harm will be the one who can spell Vyacheslav Senchenko without looking it up.
Laura Robson pulls her jacket up over her head, scrunches up into a ball and giggles uncontrollably, as an 18-year-old girl is prone to do when answering awkward questions. She has been sharing a few locker-room secrets and we have somehow got around to the speculation of a relationship between Serena Williams, with whom she is friendly on the Tour, and Laura's former coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
Twenty years ago, almost to the month, John Major was forced to spell out in the House of Commons the benefits of Britain's continued membership of the European project.
Almost four out of 10 Liberal Democrat voters support leaving the EU, according to a new poll which shows that hardline euroscepticism has taken hold in Britain's most pro-European party.
Who among us doesn't love a jumper? Diana Vreeland always wore hers backwards, claiming it was "much more flattering that way", Jean Paul Gaultier adopted his "uniform" of a sailor sweater when he started out in fashion "so I wouldn't drive myself crazy trying to work out what to wear".
For some time now our chancellor of the exchequer has come across to the public as a kind of cheeky chappie.
All day the kite hawks wheeled and circled in the dusty thermals over Mutera, perhaps sensing some English carrion.
President Barack Obama has personally urged leaders in Turkey and Egypt to engage with Hamas over a "de-escalation" of hostilities in Gaza, while continuing to support Israeli strikes despite mounting Palestinian civilian casualties.
A succession of top Republicans have begun distancing themselves from Mitt Romney after the former presidential hopeful made a series of blunt comments about minority groups as he sought to explain why he lost the race for the White House.
Everything went back to that moment, 17 minutes into Tottenham Hotspur's ordeal, when Emmanuel Adebayor went hurtling into a challenge on Santi Cazorla and the dynamic of this match changed irreparably for his team. They had been winning, knocking the ball around with great confidence, but Adebayor was reckless, with his studs up, and Arsenal had their reprieve.