England's dismal display is a concern ahead of a huge year: Thursday: Second Test v West Indies Feb 9: Third Test v West Indies Feb 17-March 2: ODI series v West Indies March 5-10: T20 series v West Indies May 5-19: T20 and ODI series v Pakistan May 30: World Cup starts v South Africa Aug 1-Sep
16: The Ashes
Open all year, daily: Apr 1-Sep
30, 10am-7pm; Oct 1-31, 10am-5pm; Nov 1 - March 31, 10am-4pm.
At the end of a day of hiking and exploring, Storm Creek Outfitters spoils you with dinner, dessert by campfire, and an overnight in a luxurious "wall tent." From $125/person; 3 tents; open Jul 1-Sep
WEEKLY RAINFALL Rainfall to Thursday morning 04 August 2011 Station Total Total This since Last rainfall week's 1-Sep
date Previous Rainfall 2010 Recorded Season Keetmanshoop Air 0.1 156.8 29 Jul 137.2 Karasburg 0.0 199.0 29 Jul 64.2 Aus, Klein Aus 0.3 186.7 29 Jul 94.3 Rosh Pinah 0.0 68.2 29 Jul 27.1 Rainfall monitoring season starts 1 September every year Information obtained through local residents, the Forecast Office at Hosea Kutako Airport and the Weather Office.
BIRMINGHAM * HIPPODROME, Hurst St, Birmingham 0844 338 5000: We Will Rock You (Jul 1-Sep
Top 10 UK Films in the UK and Ireland, Jan 1-Sep
21: 1 Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (UK/US co-production) - pounds 49.2m 2 The Bourne Ultimatum (UK-US) - pounds 22.4m 3 Mr Bean's Holiday (UK) - pounds 22.1m 4 Hot Fuzz (UK) - pounds 21m 5 Miss Potter (UK/US) - pounds 6.9m 6 Atonement (UK) - pounds 6.7m 7 Run, Fat Boy, Run (UK/US) - pounds 6.35m 8 Notes On A Scandal (UK) - pounds 5.9m9 The Last King Of Scotland (UK/Germany) - pounds 5.7m 10 28 Weeks Later (UK) - pounds 5.3m
For the 50th anniversary of the Coronation, there's an exhibition including rare showings of the Coronation dress and Robe of State - open Aug 1-Sep
28, 9.30-16.30 - pounds 12.00/ pounds 6 (020 7766 73000).
1 David Maisel: Black Maps--American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime
10: The Summer 2012 Reading Challenge aims to get children to read six books during the summer holiday.
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME Hurst St, Birmingham 0844 338 5000: We Will Rock You (Jul 1-Sep