Tommy Fleetwood says US Open abreast absence ‘proof I can get up there’ at majors

There seems no question of Tommy Fleetwood fretting over what might have been. Not only is that useful for the Englishman’s state of mind, it is perfectly correct in respect of a US Open where he produced a history-matching round to move within a whisker of glory. Fleetwood’s closing 63 at Shinnecock Hills afforded him …

‘A account of two crises’: a bedmate and wife certificate Europe’s refugee crisis

On the arid Italian island of Lampedusa, known as the “door of Europe”, 400,000 migrants have arrived by way of the Mediterranean sea in just the past two decades. With a population of 6,000 and an economy that runs on fishing and tourism, it’s emerged as an unlikely port in the storm of Europe’s immigration …

Three humans dead by alternation abreast Brixton, south London

Three people have died after being hit by a train at Loughborough Junction in south London, police have announced. The fatal incident happened around 7.30am. British Transport Police were called following a report of multiple bodies being found. Map Police and paramedics from the London ambulance service attended and three people were pronounced dead at …

Carl Sargeant ancestors say they are getting afar from inquiry

The family of Carl Sargeant have claimed they are being excluded from an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his sacking as a Welsh minister four days before he took his own life. Relatives of Sargeant, who lost his job amid allegations about his behaviour to women, are threatening to launch a judicial review if their …

Crudo: Love in the Apocalypse analysis – a ablaze beginning novel

A writer makes things up. In making things up, a greater truth is revealed. This is the premise of much fiction that nostalgically grasps for a certainty that feels as modern as taxidermy. “You couldn’t make it up,” is the hackneyed vernacular. Right now: governance via tweets, poisonings in Salisbury, ice shelves dissolving, the anniversary …

Bob Mortimer: my doctor said I’d accept a affection advance on stage

The comedian Bob Mortimer has revealed a doctor told him that he risked having a heart attack on stage had he and comedy partner Vic Reeves gone ahead with a live tour in 2015. Mortimer, 59, has spoken of the triple-heart bypass he underwent after it was discovered that “95%” of his arteries were blocked. …

Pacific hymns: the absolute hipster playlist

Hit the road with these sounds of the counterculture. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Immersion in Seattle’s music scene begins minutes after disembarking at Sea-Tac, the city’s international airport, which houses a store devoted to the record company Sub Pop. In 1988, the then shoestring Sub Pop Records released Nirvana’s debut single; it subsequently became as …

Need some vitamin sea? Here’s the ultimate bank playlist

California dreaming: here’s the soundtrack. Photograph: Paff/Stocksy United American beaches are hot, hazy places, as well as woozy states of mind, especially if you’re dreaming about the west coast around LA and San Diego, or the sun-baked strip of Miami. Music can provide handy shortcuts in sound to these locations, too. A wobble of surf …