Good Day for equality, as a nationwide survey by Zanussi revealed that 65 per cent of men and 61 per cent of women believe that men will be spending more time in the kitchen in five years' time. 19 per cent of men admit to discussing kitchen appliances with friends in the pub.

Bad Day for mobile phones, as a stress psychologist blamed them for killing off the idea of a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all holiday. Professor Cary Cooper of Manchester University said: "Being contacted on a mobile phone can be doubly stressful if you are unable to resolve the problem - it's not just a momentary disturbance but you go on worrying about it and the stress builds up." He described the spread of mobile phones as "very bad news".

Disastrous Day for cheating, as a soldier in Cambodia shot a teacher monitoring school exams. He had mistaken the man for another teacher who had intercepted a crib sheet which the soldier wanted passed to a student in the classroom. The Secretary of State in the Information Ministry had earlier said of the cheating: "I think things are better than last year".