Life and Style A ruling which banned Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

Sustainable Development: These are drying times for us all

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fashion: Second skin

This season you can clothe yourself entirely in luxurious leather - even down to tailor-made leggings. Photographs by Stratis. Styling by Sophia Neophitou

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OAE/FISCHER ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL LONDON

Miss America rethink on `women with a past'

A DESIGN STUDENT from Kentucky was crowned Miss America at the weekend amid continuing fierce controversy about proposals to change the rules of the 79-year-old contest.

Edinburgh Festival '99: Reviews

COMEDY Betty Gilded Balloon (0131-226 2151) to 30 Aug

Eighteen killed as flash floods hit `canyoning' trip in Swiss Alps

EIGHTEEN YOUNG people were swept to their deaths in a gorge in the Swiss Alps yesterday, when a wall of water engulfed a group taking part in the extremely hazardous sport of "canyoning".

Parliament: No way to treat a dog, say MPs

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Leading Article: We must recognise the destructive power of the Net

AN AMERICAN court has fined anti-abortion activists $107m (pounds 66.5m) for an Internet campaign that publishes a "hit list" of doctors. The site was certainly highly offensive. Many websites are. This one, though, was a thinly veiled incitement to hatred, violence and murder. The website's graphics featured dripping blood, and "wanted"-style posters of doctors on the so-called "Nuremberg Files". The list of target doctors had their addresses attached. The names of doctors who had been killed in anti-abortion violence had a line struck through their names; those injured were listed in grey. Truly abhorrent. In a lesser vein, Andy Sinton, a Tottenham footballer, had his phone number posted on a site for Arsenal fans, leading to the inevitable torrents of abuse until his number was changed.

First Night: Getting a laugh out of death

Bruce Morton, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

Glow-worms put lights out in pub

A LANDLORD has been told he cannot clear a blocked drain that causes his pub to flood because a nearby colony of glow-worms needs to breed.

Letter: Labour turmoil

Sir: The torrent of vulgar publicity concerning the peccadillos of leading politicians is a reminder of how much better the country was governed when major policy decisions were taken behind closed doors during country-house weekends. Don't any of our new masters read Trollope?

Football: Viduka received `torrent of abuse'

CROATIA ZAGREB claimed yesterday that they had still not received the pounds 3m Celtic agreed to pay for the striker Marko Viduka. And the club insisted that if the money is not forthcoming in the next 10 days they will turn to world football's governing body, Fifa, and its European counterpart, Uefa, for guidance.

Podium: Stop this torrent of legislation

From a lecture to the Northern Circuit by the Vice-President of the Criminal Appeal Court
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