News Brittany Mathis is unable to pay for medical treatment for her brain tumour

A Texas restaurant owner is selling his business so one of his waitresses can afford surgery on her brain tumour.

The Week In Travel

Saturday
The last day's flying for GB Airways. From tomorrow all its aircraft and most routes will be taken over by easyJet.

Elmore Judd, Jazz Café, London

Good and bad luck have trailed Elmore Judd's career in equal measure. When the name was an alias for the north London keyboardist Jesse Hackett, his selling of his debut Angel Sounds on the street outside Camden's Rhythm Records saw him invited in to record the follow-up for Honest Jon's. Damon Albarn took him to play in Mali, and last year's Glastonbury saw Elmore Judd, now a full band, collaborating with the great French-Algerian wild man Rachid Taha. All good.

Sailing: Joyon fights final gale in bid to smash MacArthur's record

Just 24 gale-lashed hours stand today between a truly remarkable Frenchman, Francis Joyon, and a truly remarkable record not just for sailing solo round the world, but the second fastest circumnavigation of all time.

Record-breaking haul from Gaul discovered at farm in Brittany

Asterix and Obelix, had they existed, might have paid for their mead and other magic potions with gold-silver-copper coins stamped with elaborate images of men and horses.

Andrew Murray-Watson: Musical chairs leave EMI's Nicoli nowhere to hide

The new regime must act swiftly to stave off the threat of a US takeover

Bird flu deaths spark human infection fear

Seven out of eight members of the same family who contracted bird flu have died from the disease in what the World Health Organisation describes as the "most worrying incident so far".

Yeah! I Made it Myself by Eithne Farry

But do you want to dress as Joan of Arc?

The battle of Brittany vs Normandy

Northern France is an obvious choice - but a dilemma remains, says Graham Norwood

Wie flies feminist flag as she drives the teenage bandwagon

Young generation flex their muscles but Sorenstam proves she is still the golfer to beat

Britain set to welcome MacArthur back on dry land after epic voyage

THOUSANDS OF supporters will line Falmouth harbour today to welcome home an emotionally and physically shattered Ellen MacArthur. Last night, she was set to break the record for circumnavigating the globe single handedly.
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