Letter : Geldof heading for second halo

Sir: All Bob Geldof has to do to bring "the rights of wronged fathers to public attention" ("Geldof becomes fathers' champion", 30 September) is to keep on telling the world how much he loves his children, regardless of how much time he has managed to spend with them. A second halo, the one so commonly awarded to Good Fathers, will duly be conferred upon Saint Bob.

Paula Yates flies home

Paula Yates was back in Britain last night preparing for a high- profile legal battle with her ex-husband Bob Geldof over the custody of their three children.

A father's place is with his kids

Bob Geldof isn't the only man trying to win custody of his children. Although the law and attitudes to fathers may have changed for the better, many men still face an uphill battle. Andrew G Marshall examines a growing trend

Geldof becomes fathers' champion

Plans by Bob Geldof to campaign on behalf of divorced fathers' rights to their children received backing from pro-family groups today.

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I don't like Fridays

The TV parts that black men can't reach

PETER VICTOR

Dear Paula Yates

Your three children labour under bizarre names: how about playing it straight with number four?

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From Mr Paul M. Pearson

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