The home secretary has slapped down the government's drugs adviser for suggesting there must be more creative ways of dealing with personal drug possession than simply giving more people a criminal record.
Alastair Cook had said at the toss that his England team, though still shaken by the news of the loss of Tom Maynard they had received before a sombre practice session 24 hours earlier, were determined to put in a good performance at the ground the young Welshman had come to call home, to honour his memory.
England have not had much to celebrate on their South African tour but their midweek dirt-trackers did a bit of flag-waving in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.
Carlton House can fulfil his potential against a vulnerable favourite in So You Think and supply a memorable Royal success in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the highlight of the second day of Royal Ascot.
When Novak Djokovic goes Serbian, he lights up a tennis court.
Tottenham Hotspur have held direct negotiations with André Villas-Boas and they are poised to offer him the manager's job.
Horror films all seem to follow the same plot; young people get killed one by one until the last person is left with the killer in a duel to the finish. The Pact, which opened in cinemas last week, is not so much a chased-by-a-killer film as a why-are-they-missing and who-done-it film.