Here's another chance to win a break in New York. To celebrate the new series of 'Friends' on Sky One, Sky TV is offering readers of 'The Independent' a weekend in the Big Apple which includes a flight to New York courtesy of Virgin Atlantic and a stay at the Radisson Empire hotel.

Shop in some of the most exclusive stores in the world, chill out in coffee shops, eat in traditional delis, hang out in Central Park, check out Times Square, visit the Village, take in a show on Broadway.

Britain's favourite New Yorkers - Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler, Ross and Joey - have come together again for what is being billed as one of the most popular comedy series ever.

'Friends' joins a stable of new series on Sky One's Thursday evening line-up. Brooke Shields stars in 'Suddenly Susan', Kirstie Alley struts her stuff in 'Veronica's Closet' and George Clooney sets pulses racing in the continuing new series of 'ER'. All in all, Thursday night on Sky One is the one night when you have a real excuse to stay in.

To win, tell us why you and your friend deserve a weekend in N.Y. For details on how to get switched on to Sky, call 0990 97 97 97, or visit your nearest Sky Retailer. Entries must be in by Thursday, 19 February.