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Correction: Michael Ashcroft


Lawyers head for the sun thanks to trials in Bermuda

Who's Suing Whom

BOOKS: The Gaffer at the bar

Another Round at the Pillars: Essays Poems and Reflections on Ian Hamilton ed David Harsent Cargo Press pounds 20

Snooker: Hamilton earns his wins

IF ANTHONY HAMILTON goes on to win his first ranking title in Plymouth on Sunday, the Nottingham professional will certainly have earned his trophy and the pounds 60,000 first prize.

People and Business: Big punter

ONE of the great racing personalities that regularly makes an appearance at Cheltenham is JP McManus the Irish owner and punter, dubbed "The Man the Bookies Fear".

People and Business: Flown the coop

JOHN CHARMAN, regarded as one of the most aggressive and acerbic insurance brokers in the Lloyd's of London market, has lost his top-ranked five-man aviation team to rivals Wellington.

Snooker: Dogged Hamilton brings down Drago

ANTHONY HAMILTON beat Tony Drago at Wembley late on Thursday night to join Alan McManus in the semi-finals of the Benson and Hedges Masters.

Cricket: Hamilton's divided loyalty

AS IF Australia were not a sufficient handful, England have now embarked on a cricketing dispute with Scotland. The Ashes may not be involved but the future of the World Cup may yet depend upon it.

The treasure buried in ancient Acts

The idea that cultural treasure should be returned is not new. "We are the target, if that's the right word, of the most famous request of all," says Andrew Hamilton of the British Museum. He means the Elgin Marbles, a collection of ancient Greek sculptures and fragments brought from the Parthenon in 1801. They were the first authentic classical Greek sculpture to be displayed in London, where they caused a sensation. Unfortunately the Greek government does not accept that the original sale was legal, and has asked for them back. So far the answer has been a polite but firm refusal.

Sailing: Collision fails to break rule of Law

COLLISION DAMAGE was keeping the umpires busy as the quarter-finalists in the 50th Bermuda Gold Cup took to the water in Hamilton yesterday.

Sailing: Draw favours Law in Bermuda's talent feast

A GENEROUS draw pitted Britain's world No 2, Chris Law, against local man Glenn Astwood as the seeds joined the qualifiers in the 50th Bermuda Gold Cup match race grand prix yesterday.

Basketball: Pullem walks out on Bears

CHRIS PULLEM has resigned as coach of the Budweiser League club Worthing Bears after just seven games, arousing suspicion that his decision was hinged on a new job in the United States, writes Richard Taylor.

Tory Conference: Hamilton seeks a reason for snub

NEIL HAMILTON, the disgraced former Tory MP, demanded an explanation from William Hague yesterday as to why he had been warned he would not be welcome at this week's party conference in Bournemouth.

Letter: Sex god Clinton

Sir: Because they didn't bonk, Jili Hamilton (Letters 24 September) believes there were no sexual relations. That's rich! Perhaps she can explain why some men pay for the service Ms Lewinsky provided.

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