When he played Hamlet as a young man, Richard Briers, who has died aged 79 after suffering from a lung condition, said he was the first Prince of Denmark to give the audience half an hour in the pub afterwards.
• What has Ecuador gained from harbouring Mr Wiki Julian Assange from the authorities? Quite a bit, says Fidel Narváez, the country's consul in London and the man who has done most to keep the fugitive happy.
England's players have been warned to expect a French renaissance this weekend despite the visitors' status at the foot of the Six Nations table.
Rafael Nadal is back.
John Terry believes that Chelsea supporters will learn to tolerate Rafael Benítez if the team can keep winning until the end of the season.
Manchester United's dream of emulating the 1999 treble-winning team is still alive.