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Cup cheek

Jubilee extension misses another deadline

THE HIGH-PROFILE and much-delayed Jubilee Line extension (JLE) from central London to the Millennium Dome has missed yet another deadline.

SOMEONE ELSE'S RIVER (after Andrew Motion)

In a specially commissioned poem, the Independent on Sunday's poet takes up the plight of the walker on the Thames Path.

Racing: Lover may spoil Lovelock's day

THE NINE-RUNNER Sunley Handicap (Class D) at Sandown today is, on the face of it, a dreary little contest which will change nothing. For the connections that may be true, but for John Lovelock of Bermondsey it might alter a lot. It could change his life.

Racing: Millennium makes all in the mud

IT WAS a performance marked by splashes of terrain and splashes of brilliance. Dubai Millennium won the rainsoaked Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville yesterday in the manner of a rather talented horse. The world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup, is now the shining target on his horizon.

Kennedy to scrap poll for deputy

CHARLES KENNEDY will order a radical overhaul of the Liberal Democrats and appoint his deputy if he wins the leadership contest today. The MP for Skye, Ross and Inverness West,tipped to win the close contest against his main challenger Simon Hughes, will also call for a rethink of the role of the party's MPs.

Politics: Name-dropping no match for sophistication and passion

THE LIBERAL Democrats have always been aware of their grass roots. That's why they give each of the 90,000 members a vote in every matter - and why the members, in turn, feel so strongly about the party.

Politics: Hughes aims to benefit from Kennedy wobble

SIMON HUGHES will try to seize the initiative in the race to become the next Liberal Democrat leader by attacking Charles Kennedy's plans for closer links with Labour.

THE SITTER'S TALE: Zandra Rhodes

New faces at the National Portrait Gallery: how the designer's sculpture emerged from the flames

Taxi has that Tory in front of its cab

IT IS the perfect acquisition for the billionaire who has everything. When the Conservative Party treasurer, Michael Ashcroft, took delivery of his new London taxi earlier this month, he joined an elite group of devotees.

Obituary: The Right Rev James Adams

JAMES ADAMS was a gifted pastor and priest, who as Rector of Wan- stead, Archdeacon of West Ham and Bishop of Barking was a much-valued friend of many outside and inside the churches.
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