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Waterproofing your wardrobe with practical, yet luxurious, purchases is a wise investment, says Emma Akbareian

Climbdown over nuclear fuel trains

A PLAN to use a residential suburb to store trains carrying spent nuclear fuel is likely to be shelved after angry local protests prompted the Government to intervene.

Top grammar under siege

ONE of Britain's most successful grammar schools is facing a determined attempt to force it to go comprehensive by parents opposed to selection.

Fury at N-waste trains in suburb

THE Government has ordered a review of the safety of transporting spent nuclear fuel by rail in the light of plans by British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) to store atomic material in a densely populated area.

Orthodox Jews win battle for enclave

BRITAIN IS to have its first eruv - a notional religious boundary within which Orthodox Jews can do various basic functions otherwise forbidden on the Sabbath.

Minister faces new inquiry

ALAN MEALE, the Environment minister at the centre of a row over lobbying, acted for a second company seeking planning permission, it emerged last night.

Prescott pressed on links to Cyprus

JOHN PRESCOTT was under pressure to explain his links with North London's Greek Cypriots last night after one of his aides lobbied for a Greek Cypriot businessman.

Millionaire: I paid no cash to Labour

Lobbying row: Businessman hits back after minister's links to Cyprus are alleged to be behind support for stadium

Prescott tightens rules after minister accused of lobbying

PARLIAMENTARY AIDES in John Prescott's environment ministry will be bound by the same strict rules as ministers on intervening in planning applications, it was announced last night.

Beast of Barnet causes chaos

POLICE MARKSMEN were still hunting what was thought to be a rogue big cat on the loose in suburban Hertfordshire last night after attempts to locate the animal failed.

Football: Grazioli bashes Barnet

GIULIANO GRAZIOLI had to be content with five goals rather than the six he was originally credited with as Peterborough United crushed Barnet 9-1 to set a Third Division record.

London assembly will have 25 seats

THE GOVERNMENT'S plans to revolutionise London politics were revealed in detail yesterday when a blueprint was unveiled for the new strategic authority for the capital.

Football: Barnet torn apart by rampant Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 Barnet 0 Wolves win 6-2 on aggregate

LETTER: Family courts

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POP: Two of a kind

While the word Agnes is apt is conjure up an image of a well-meaning, bespectacled great aunt who knits you the sort of sweaters that went out in 1973, London duo Agnes invest the name with a bit more coolness. Formed by former Cocteau Twins guitarist Ben Blakeman and vocalist Mary Cassidy, Agnes blend emotional force with savvy, to create intelligent pop which is reminiscent of Curve, or perhaps Garbage without the rockier bits.

Clinic infects 47 with hepatitis

UP TO 47 people have been confirmed to have hepatitis B and a further 400 are being tested for two strains of the virus after undergoing a form of alternative medicine at a private practice.
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