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The seven-time Formula one world champion is fighting for his life after suffering serious head injuries, with a helmet camera he was wearing hoping to reveal more information about the accident

FASHION : Sweaters with sex appeal

This season knitwear is glam. We're not talking woolly pullies, of course, but divine little numbers in silk, merino or cashmere. Report by Tamsin Blanchard

Lotus takeover means expansion


Final fling for France

Five Nations' Championship: Geogheghan streches his legs but a late flurry leaves tenacious Ireland with no reward

Club 18-30 posters fail to score in taste test

The new poster campaign from Club 18-30 promising sun, sex and more sex is fast becoming one of the most controversial since Benetton's bloodied baby, according to the Advertising Standards Authority.

All is not bene among the united colours

Andrew Gumbel reports from Rome on unaccustomed pain for the clean, bri ght success story called Benetton

I've been on the telly, so I know all about politics

BERNARD LEVIN once wrote in praise of Paul Eddington after the latter had refused to divulge how he voted. The gist of Levin's argument was that we showbiz types have done nothing in life except prance about on the boards, but we all think this g ives usthe right to ram our politics down everyone else's throats. This from a man who has done nothing with his own life except prance about on TW3 before settling down to a life of self-righteous pontificating. Well, Bernard Levin can shove off. I've had my own comedy series on telly and I know the truth about politics. So here's how we ought to run the world. First, we should spend a lot more money on the arts, especially small theatres that encourage new playwrights. Second, we should stop eating v eal and set all the little calves free to scamper over hill and dale. Third, um, that's it.

Benetton sued over shock ads

German fashion retailers claim images of war and Aids caused slump in s ales

French ready to wear pragmatism : RUGBY UNION

RUGBY UNION: Canada show more variety in defeat to side mixing flair wi th fortitude while women's world champions show strength

Motor Racing: Herbert moves

Johnny Herbert's switch to Benetton-Ford for the final two races of the Formula One world championship was confirmed yesterday, but the 30-year-old British driver's future remains with Ligier.

Motor Racing: Schumacher to stay with Benetton

Michael Schumacher yesterday ended speculation about his future with the Benetton team. 'I will definitely drive for Benetton to the end of the current season,' he told RTL television. 'Ninety-nine per cent, I will stay with this stable also in the next season.'

Motor Racing: Schumacher stays put: Benetton deny rift with championship leader

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER and Benetton tried to kill off the speculation about their relationship yesterday by announcing that the favourite for this year's Formula One title would be driving for the team for the rest of the season.

Motor Racing: New role for Carman: Benetton hearing

GEORGE CARMAN, Britain's most successful libel lawyer, is to defend the Formula One team, Benetton, in Paris today against charges of trackside irregularities.

Motor Racing: Benetton under fire from No 1

GERMANY'S embattled world championship leader, Michael Schumacher, suspended for the next two grands prix, has launched a sharp attack on Benetton, issuing a veiled threat to quit the Formula One team.

Motor Racing: Benetton hearing switched

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Motor racing: What the papers said about . . . Benetton

'You flaming liars . . . Benetton accused over fireball.' Mirror
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