Saturdays are special, the day when the sacrifices of the working week are repaid with a licence for self-indulgence. Some write, others read and one or two have been known to breed ferrets. Other people's pastimes provide an inexhaustible seam of fascination, and the good and the great, the rich and the famous are no exception.

How, for instance, do you think a TV star or a captain of industry whiles a Saturday away? Pops over to Paris, has lunch on Concorde, spends the day at the races, hits Harvey Nicks or books into a health farm?

Well they may not but you could: these are the prizes on offer in our More Independent On Saturday competition, run in conjunction with Virgin Radio.

Each day until Friday we will feature a celebrity and invite you to identify their Saturday pastime. To help you there will be a cryptic clue or two in the paper and an audio clue on Virgin Radio. Today's celebrity is writer Miles Kington and the prize is a spending spree at Harvey Nichols.

For Miles Saturday is value-added time enlivened with unexpected, early morning visits from men whose customs often strike fear into the self- employed. Miles finds these encounters pass more pleasantly if he takes plenty of notes.

If you are still in the dark, tune in to Virgin Radio today from 10am to 11am and you will hear an audio clue, which will shed further light on Miles's Saturdays. You will also have a chance to enter the competition via Virgin itself, which is offering a second, identical prize.

When you have the answer, fill in the entry form on this page and send it to the address shown.

The first correct entry chosen at random will win an absolutely fabulous pounds 1,000 shopping spree at Harvey Nichols. A limousine will pick you up in London, either from your home or railway station, and take you to the store. Spend the morning browsing, enjoy lunch for two and a deliberation in the 5th-floor restaurant and then back to the designer goodies and the joy of spending someone else's money. The limo will then take you back home or to the station.

Virgin Radio, the thinking person's radio station, can be heard nationwide on 1215AM and 1197 - 1260AM/MW. In London and the Southeast it is available in stereo on 105.8FM. So turn on, tune in and win yourself a truly independent Saturday.

Send your entry form to: The Independent/Miles Kington Competition, PO Box 92, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1TU. The closing date is 29 June 1995 and the winner will be the first correct entry drawn. Normal Newspaper Publishing plc rules apply, with no cash alternative.

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