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The European Community Tennis championships, due to be held in Antwerp in October, have been cancelled.

The European Community championships, due to be held in Antwerp in October, have been cancelled. The ATP Tour chief executive officer, Mark Miles, said the decision was made after organisers could not guarantee the construction of two new courts at the Antwerp Sportpaleis. The tournament, famous for its diamond-studded golden racket trophy, was this year promoted to "Super-Nine" status, one of the nine biggest one-week events in the ATP calendar.

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The fortunes of Europe's far right

The success of Gianfranco Fini's neo-fascists is one example of how attractive parties well to the right of mainstream conservatism can be, writes Michael Sheridan. But support for extremism tends to be limited: in no country has the far right achieved a breakthrough on its own.

Antwerp's Blok vote

A big city with economic problems and simmering social resentments. A y oung, charismatic leader. A recipe for right-wing extremism, and it's winning v otes. Jeremy Langdon reports `The Vlaams Blok is saying what a lot of people in this city are thinking' `The Jewish population have woken up. They are very wary'

Parrott's third European final

John Parrott yesterday booked his place in the final of the European Open in Antwerp for the third time. Parrott beat Nigel Bond 6-4 in the semi-finals and faces Stephen Hendry or Ronnie O'Sullivan in the 17-frame final.

Davis takes cue from father

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Fashion: Backdrop: This man is what he wears: Dries Van Noten - What's good enough for his collections is good enough for him. Tamsin Blanchard reports

DRIES VAN NOTEN is a contented man. His collection for spring/summer '95 has been rapturously received. People are saying the clothes look lovely, and he agrees.

Football: Beardsley boosts Newcastle with surprise return: Kevin Keegan will not alter his attacking policy in the Uefa Cup. Guy Hodgson reports from Antwerp

NEWCASTLE may have been missing from European club competition for 17 years, but clearly they have lost none of the cloak- and-dagger skills that seem to be de rigueur in this environment. To the surprise of everyone not connected with St James' Park, Peter Beardsley will play tonight in the Uefa Cup first round first leg match against Royal Antwerp.

Football: Newcastle apply the frighteners

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English, in the beginning: William Tyndale was almost wiped out of history. Yet, argues Laurence Marks, he invented our language

CAN an authoritarian government so obliterate the life's work of a revolutionary artist that he is unknown to posterity? In the late 1940s the Russian modernist painter Alexander Rodchenko, persecuted and silenced under the Stalinist terror, came to believe that he had been erased beyond reclaim from the collective memory of his countrymen. He died too soon to witness his reinstatement.

Chess: Lost boys fly from the board in Antwerp

THE MOST cheerful finish of the year so far came in a game from the oddly named Lost Boys Tournament in Antwerp earlier this month. The title is a mystery: the players were not particularly young, no more lost than usual, and there was no obvious connection with Peter Pan. The late William Winter, a British international of 50 years ago, was the nephew of J M Barrie, but I doubt the Belgians knew that.

Lead makes vintage of a different mettle

THE intoxicating potential of vintage wine has reached a new high with the discovery of lead levels in Chateauneuf-du-Pape up to 100 times greater than drinking water.
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