Leading article: Invest in the planet and clean up

Reading, as we know, is not George Bush's strongest suit, but he should at least glance at the graphs of a new report before his latest initiative on global warming opens in Hawaii this week. They show that his whole approach to tackling global warming – by relying on voluntary initiatives from industry to come up with technological breakthroughs – is doomed to failure. That may be just what he intends – so Gordon Brown and the other leaders of the major developed and developing economies represented at the mid-Pacific meeting should read the report, too.

Big business says addressing climate change 'rates very low on agenda'

Poll of 500 major firms reveals that only one in 10 regard global warming as a priority

Equestrianism: No slip-ups as Neilson speeds to youth crown on Ungaro

Daniel Neilson had the veterinary expertise of Andy Bathe to thank for his participation in yesterday's Accenture Young Show Jumper contest at the London International Horse Show, since it was touch and go as to whether his 10-year-old mount Ungaro would be fit for the test.

VAT backlog 'hits inward investment'

Britain is set to lose out on crucial inward investment because of huge backlogs in the value added tax (VAT) system, a leading accountant warned yesterday.

The Fallen Idol (PG)

The Fallen Idol, made in 1948, a year before The Third Man and also scripted by Graham Greene, is one of Carol Reed's most satisfying films.

League planning salary cap in Championship

The Football League has a "strategic ambition" to introduce a salary cap in the Championship and has already been told by some of its biggest clubs that they would welcome it.

So you want to be an Artist Manager?

The old showbiz agents' lines are memorable, but don't relate much to today's world, says Hazel Davis

Golf: Parry works hard to deny O'Hern first Tour victory

CRAIG PARRY rode his luck to defeat his Australian compatriot Nick O'Hern in a thrilling play-off in the Heineken Classic in Melbourne.

Clarke fired up to defend title

Since the World Golf Championships were introduced in 1999, Tiger Woods has played 16 of the 19 events, won nine of them and earned more than $10m (£5.5m).

Rose rises to challenge from Duval

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