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Story of the week

Ulster Unionists and Sinn Fein look dangerously close to overcoming their historical differences and agreeing a form of words for setting up a power- sharing executive body.

Talking point

Gary Glitter convicted and jailed over downloading child porn from the Internet. But he is cleared of a series of sexual assaults on a fan, Allison Brown, which allegedly began when she was 14 years old. Now in her thirties, she waives her anonymity and takes her story to the media.

Top gossip

Why didn't anyone help poor Princess Eugenie (pictured) when she passed out at the Remembrance ceremony?

Talked-about book

JK Rowling's children's book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third in the wizarding series, heads the hardback bestseller list (this despite attempts in some quarters to ban it on the grounds that it promotes the occult).

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