News Lucky to survive: Constant updates on Michael Schumacher’s condition over-rode most other news

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

Motor Racing: Benetton delay Schumacher appeal decision: German's dilemma

BENETTON will decide today whether to appeal against Michael Schumacher's two- race suspension, which will enable him to compete in Sunday's German Grand Prix. A decision was expected yesterday, but in Stuttgart Willi Weber, Schumacher's manager, announced a 24- hour delay on any move.

REVIEW / An assortment of facts in search of a thesis

DESMOND MORRIS'S project in The Human Animal (BBC 1) is to make us better acquainted with ourselves, a task he begins by making us strange. As a naked man and woman walk through a crowded shopping centre, Morris elaborates on the peculiarity of the 'puny primate'. It is a chimpanzee's view of our inadequacies - oddly protruding nose, inside-out lips, no hair to speak of, gross swellings on the hindquarters. A beastly creature, in short, and so, Morris would argue, accessible to the patient methods of the zoologist - field observation and behavioural studies.

Rugby Union: Famous win for Sella to celebrate

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York on Ads: No 29: Hyundai

WHAT IS stopping you buying a Korean car? Is it because you've never seen one and don't know anything about them? Or is it because you've checked one out and decided that it doesn't measure up? Or, let's face it, is it because you're an Anglocentric racist who hates the entire Korean people and is particularly prejudiced against delightful, deserving, thoughtful Korean children in sailor suits?

Motor Racing: Benetton take over LigierSchumacher puts foot down

Benetton have taken over one of their rivals, the struggling French Ligier team - but both will continue to run independently this season. Benetton managing director Flavio Briatore told a news conference that a deal had been completed. Briatore would not comment on suggestions that the take- over would enable the Benetton team to gain access to a supply of Ligier's much-coveted Renault V10 engines.

Hunt for Ben hits a raw Greek nerve

FRAMED by a Greek flag and a reproduction of a holy icon, Efstratios Kiriakakis, the security police chief in the Greek town of Katerini, looks rumpled and downcast.

Motor Racing: Irvine suspended after spectacular accident

Eddie Irvine, the Irishman who drives for the Jordan team, was banned for one grand prix and fined dollars 10,000 ( pounds 6,700) by the Interlagos stewards after a lurid mid- race accident which involved four cars and sent the Benetton of Jos Verstappen, making his Formula One debut, flying across the track at 180mph. The incident will also be passed on to the world governing body for further action.

Benetton complaint

The Advertising Standards Authority is considering whether to seek the withdrawal of an advertising poster for the Benetton fashion company depicting the bloodied battledress of a dead Croatian soldier. The authority has received more than 100 complaints.

Motor Racing: Lehto still not fit

The Benetton driver J J Lehto, who broke two vertebrae in his neck while testing at Silverstone in January, is unlikely to be fit for the Brazilian Grand Prix on 27 March. 'My neck is still too painful and I think I'm going to have to miss Brazil,' he said after managing only a few laps in a test session at Imola yesterday.

Best-Sellers: Top 10 complaints about poster ads

1 Channel 4's Lipstick on Your Collar 104 complaints 2 Andrex moist toilet tissue 81 3 Linn Hi-Fi 72 4 Benetton oil-covered seabird 71 5 Do It All (lock up your daughters) 41 6 Britvic male fairy 33 7 Guinness draught bitter 26 8 Vauxhall Corsa 24 9 Benetton HIV tattoos 22 10 Joe Bloggs jeans 17

Benetton may be sued over ad

German rights groups took legal action against the Benetton company for using a picture of the blood- drenched clothes of a soldier killed in Bosnia as a fashion advertisement, Reuter reports from Bonn.

Towering Quinnell sets up grand finale

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Peter Greenaway Competition

FOR THE Year of the Super-Waif Peter Greenaway took the exploitation of a child saint as the subject for The Baby of Macon (18). The director claims the film was in part inspired by the infamous Benetton poster of a new-born infant. But being Greenaway, his Baby comes swaddled in an elaborate cloak of ideas and visual imagery. Set in Counter-Reformatory France, the film allows Greenaway to indulge many of his favourite themes: consumerism, Christian iconography, the Baroque and, of course, sex and death. It all proved too much for some critics, but The Baby of Macon remains one of last year's most imaginative releases. The film came out this month on video (Electric, pounds 15.99): we have 15 copies to give away, along with 15 CDs of the early-music soundtrack (Koch International). To win simply answer the following question:

Pembroke: Benetton plans colourful jump on to wrists

I am intrigued by the announcement that Benetton, purveyor of brightly coloured knitwear stacked in neat piles, is diversifying into clocks and watches. Courtesy of a link-up with Timex, weekend trendies will be able to buy colourful timepieces from this autumn. Perhaps Benetton has not heard of the saying 'stick to your knitting'.

Benetton shops go into receivership: Outlets operated by Grandwear close as Italian group recalls stock

A GROUP of 17 Benetton shops has gone into receivership with the loss of 120 jobs.
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