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David Thomas is the author of ‘Foul Play’ about the Grobbelaar match fixing allegations and trials

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David Thomas: The world's most useless creatures

Pandas are the WAGs of the animal kingdom: superficially attractive, but talentless

Brave new world

The first voice that the world will hear as the year 2000 begins will be that of Kiri Te Kanawa. As the dawn rises over Gisborne, on the most north-easterly tip of New Zealand, she will sing to a live crowd of tens of thousands, and a TV audience of many hundreds of millions. As greetings go, this will be pretty spectacular.

Arts: To Belgrade. No strings attached

The bombing stopped and Nigel Kennedy arrived. `I'm not a political animal: I'm just here to play for my friends.' David Thomas went with him

Who Wants to Be a London Mayor?

We have received sensational footage from the popular game show Who Wants to Be a London Mayor?. It was withdrawn following the revelation that Tory candidate Jeffrey Archer phoned a friend to solicit a false alibi. Publicist Max Clifford denies the tape was passed to him by an ex-employee of Anglia TV who was humiliated by Archer over champagne and shepherd's pie after the recording. We would like to state that no money changed hands in bringing you this explosive transcript...

Arts: Thunderbugs are go!

They've had months of careful grooming, a launch at the Hilton and corporate investment to the tune of millions. The latest all-girl group is poppy and presentable, but it's no promoter's creation. David Thomas listens to a girl-band that can actually play

Arts: From Russia with pips

`Peter Ustinov saves Bolshoi' said Moscow's papers when his Love of Three Oranges opened. Next week it's here.

Born to run and run

Bruce Springsteen is rock'n'roll made flesh. On stage, no one else even comes close. And without him, David Thomas's life would have been very different

I've got my own project to do (sniff)

Musical differences. Personal differences. Sex. There are many reasons why bands break up. And they're all part of the career trajectory, man.

Arts: The mother of all Bubbles

The praise lavished on Little Voice could take Jane Horrocks to Hollywood superstardom. As if she'd want it.

Media: The dirty world of Mr Punch

Punch is fighting back by hitting below the belt. It may be hurting, but is it working? By David Thomas
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