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# Ashes

Last year
# Report
England sign off on calamitous Ashes series with Hobart horror show
The tourists lost all 10 wickets for just 56 runs.
# Nervy Finish
England survive tense fourth Test to end Australia's hopes of Ashes whitewash
The tourists stopped the rot as James Anderson fended off the last six balls of the match to secure a draw.
# Ashes
Jonny Bairstow celebrates toughest century of his career on day three in Sydney
Bairstow posted the tourists’ first hundred of the series on day three in Sydney.
# Ashes
Stuart Broad takes five wickets for England but Usman Khawaja shines brightest
Khawaja marked his Sydney homecoming with a superb 137 as Australia took control of the fourth Ashes Test.
All time
# Blow
England coach to miss Ashes Test after Covid positive
The visitors will have to recover from an embarrassing series defeat without Chris Silverwood.
# Cricket
Hapless England's Ashes dreams in tatters as Australia pounce
After heavy defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide, the visitors must win in Melbourne,
# advantage oz
Battling England succumb as Australia clinch second Ashes Test
The visitors’ dreams of winning back the hallowed urn are in tatters.
# latest from oz
England collapse again as Australia turn screw in second Ashes Test
If the visitors go 2-0 down in Adelaide, the Ashes are as good as gone.
# Ashes
Starc strikes and lightning strikes as England toil again – second Test day two
The tourists are up against it in Australia.
# latest
Buttler shells two chances as England's Ashes hopes are dealt another blow
The tourists desperately needed to summon a fightback after their nine-wicket defeat at The Gabba.
# death knell
Ruthless Australia crush England in first Ashes Test
Former Australia warns England are already in danger of a whitewash – ‘If they don’t win in Adelaide then there could be shades of ’06/07.’
# Head start
England made to toil at The Gabba as Travis Head hits brilliant hundred
Tourists are already up against it.
# Controversy
BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.
# All Square
Australia retain the Ashes as England rally to tie the series
Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972.
# Sensational
Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Test and keep Ashes alive
England required perfection to keep their series afloat and got just that courtesy of the 28-year-old’s performance.
# ignominy
Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out
This was England’s lowest Ashes total since 1948 and the fourth time in 18 months they had been dismissed for under a hundred in a Test.
# head knock
Steve Smith sits out Ashes Test final day after concussive bowl
The Australian batsman took a sickening blow from a ball bowled by Jofra Archer.
# Ashes
Cummins double stuns England after Smith makes brave 92 in second Test
Australia know early wickets on Sunday could leave them in a position to press for a victory.
# Howzat?
Australia win Ashes with crushing victory in third Test
But it wasn’t without controversy.
# moors murders
Ian Brady's lawyer says his ashes won't be scattered on moor where he buried victims
Brady and his accomplice Myra Hindley murdered five children in England in the 1960s.
# Cuba
Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara
Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?
The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home.
# wife and family
David Bowie left $100 million in his will
The star said he wanted his ashes scattered in Bali in line with Buddhist rituals.
# London
'Devastated' woman returns from holidays to find her daughter's ashes have been stolen
The robbery happened in the London suburb of Croydon.
# priceless
Stolen ashes of man's partner and baby returned after appeal
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much.”
# left behind
Mother's plea to thieves who stole her baby boy's ashes but left the box storing them
The ashes in a sealed bag were gone.
# dat ash
11 Ash Wednesday chat-up lines guaranteed to make you cringe
#AshWednesdayChatupLines at your SERVICE.
# aussies rule
Aussies complete Ashes whitewash over sorry England
The tourists suffered their sixth batting collapse of the series.
# Ashes
England cricketers in the clear after late-night session makes headlines
“The Poms can’t handle a sledge but they sure can handle a drink,” said the Sydney Daily Telegraph after Monday’s drinks.
# You're Fired
Announcer fired on the spot after he introduces England cricket star Panesar in Indian accent
The Aussie PA announcer at Alice Springs dropped after race jibe in England’s latest match.
# Just Not Cricket
Kevin Pietersen wins libel damages over Specsavers ad
Specsavers agree to pay England batsman substantial damages following ad controversy.
# News Fix
Here’s what happened today: Saturday
The sad end to the search for missing Peggy Mangan, a court appearance over the Leicester fire and the Taoiseach says ‘no’ to a TV debate.
# thatcher
Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in private London service
A plaque with the inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013″ was placed at the site where she was laid to rest in the grounds of a military nursing home.
# ashes to ashes
Stolen human ashes found after being 'mistaken for drugs'
The box of ashes was stolen from a van in Pittsburgh.
# bad behaviour
Australian cricketer suspended after bar attack over fake beard
David Warner punched England’s Joe Root on Wednesday and has been banned until the start of the Ashes.
# weird thefts
6 bizarre things Irish people have reported stolen
Is anything safe? Apparently not…
# bloody rippa'
VIDEO: Amazing one-handed cricket catch by Aussie carrying food and milk
The Australian Cricket Board should track this bloke down before The Ashes.
# Boxing
Ashes to bashes: Kiwi cricketer pursues Freddie Flintoff bout
Looks like there will be no peaceful retirement for the affable boxing novice.
# Howzat?
We love it... here's the confirmed schedule for this summer's Ashes series
Australia begin the tour with four-day warm-up matches against Somerset and Worcestershire before the first Test begins at Trent Bridge on 14 July.
# Struggle
Flintoff admits to suffering from depression
The ex-England cricketer said he found it difficult to get out of bed at times during the 2006-2007 Ashes series.