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A bitter dispute between three “brothers” over who should gain a £70,000 inheritance after a couple mistakenly signed each other’s wills was brought before the Supreme Court today.

Humble markets put on the style

A new book takes a look at the transformation of market stalls in London and Paris.

Frontline role for schools in racism battle

LESSONS ARE to be introduced in school to teach children that it is "not British" to be racist. Pupils will be taught the benefits of living in a multi- cultural society as part of the "citizenship" lessons that are to form part of the National Curriculum.

INTERVIEW: FRAGMENTS OF A LIFE

When Matt Seaton was told that his second-hand collages could be valuable works by the German artist Kurt Schwitters, he decided to discover whether they were genuine. In the process, he traced the story of a strangely fractured man

Jews? I liked them all my life, said the old man in the dock for Nazi killings

THE OLD man stood up instantly when his name was called yesterday. As he moved slowly across the floor of the Old Bailey's number 12 courtroom, there was a quiet determination, almost a kind of defiance, about him. His head was high and his eyes raked from side to side, more than willing to meet others'. There were perhaps 100 people in the court, but such was the power of the moment that everybody seemed to stop breathing for several minutes.

Leading article: How fares the Empire now, Mr Cook?

NEW LABOUR has got around to modernising that most unpromising of subjects, the British Empire. The publication yesterday of the White Paper "Partnership for Progress and Prosperity - Britain and the Overseas Territories" marks a welcome change from the benign neglect that most of these Cinderella communities have suffered. With the exceptions of the Falklands, Gibraltar and Montserrat, we have paid them scant attention.

Property: A real riverside community

Hot Spot Bermondsey, south London

`Don't walk on by' - it is easier said than done

JACK STRAW says people should not just "walk on by". But from the Yorkshire suburbs to inner-city Bermondsey, in south-east London, the view is simple: A man and woman fighting is their business, but save a dog at all costs.

Parliament: The Sketch: Will Tony Benn find himself in one of Straw's gulags?

JACK STRAW did not quite suspend habeas corpus but he made several dramatic strides in that direction to enhance his authoritarian reputation as a "tough" home secretary. Tory home secretaries talked tough but Mr Straw acts tough and yesterday he became the first one in living memory to propose measures to incarcerate people who have not actually been convicted by any court.

Obituary: Peter Bowling

HARRY BOWLING, "King of the Cockney Sagas", was 57 before he wrote his first novel, Conner Street's War, set in the London docklands at the outbreak of the Second World War. It was the first of 18 bestselling cockney sagas that, like Ironmonger's Daughter, Tuppence To Tooley Street or his last, The Whispering Years (to be published in June), told poignant, nostalgic - but not romanticised - stories of good-hearted ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances in close-knit south London communities.

Jury see pictures of Death Road

THE JURY in Britain's first Nazi war crimes trial was yesterday shown photographs in Eastern Europe where a South London pensioner is alleged to have murdered 20 Jews more than 50 years ago.

`They saved an awful long time for this holiday'

IN A CRAMPED, plushly decorated caravan, below a railway line in Lewisham, south-east London, the relatives of a group of holidaymakers accused of a mid-air brawl waited for the lunchtime news.

You ask the questions: Peter Tatchell

(Such as: Peter Tatchell, were you upset that someone outed Peter Mandelson before you did?)

Missing girls found: Back to the safety of home after the ordeal that every parent dreads

THE DAY had dawned with fading hopes and escalating fears. The two 10-year-olds, Charlene Lunnon and Lisa, Hoodless had been missing for three days. The hope that they had gone off to London - which bolstered everyone's spirits for the first 24 hours - was beginning to wear threadbare.

Obituary: Ronald Brand

RONALD BRAND was an outstanding youth leader, teacher and humanitarian. As an inspirational leader of Forest School Camps for over 40 years, Brand opened up the countryside, as well as the support, love and learning which can be found in a small community, to many thousands of children and staff. He lived simply, giving generously and equally to all he met. He was also a dedicated political activist.
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