Sport Jose-Maria Olazabal, Javier Ballesteros and Miguel Angel Jimenez pose for a picture before teeing-off at the Dubai Desert Classic

Ballesteros was playing as an amateur at the event that his late and beloved father won back in 1992

Are you supposed to catch the bouquet - or make soup with it?

Fashionable brides carry cabbages up the aisle, reports Clare Garner

Baby sham

Western women have had it all - now they want a baby. Babies are so Nineties; it's as if we've just invented them. The human baby glut is suffocating thousands of other species but, what the hell, reproduction is sexy. By Joy Williams

Flat Earth: Po-faced Bossi

Italy seems to be suffering from a collective sense of humour failure over Umberto Bossi. He is the man who wants to split away the richer north from the rest, but since he can't find any linguistic or ethnic borders for the proposed independent nation of "Padania", it has been delineated in socio-economic terms, which might or might not take it almost as far south as Rome.

Nobody move... This is a stick-up

David Strassman is a ventriloquist who has a lot to say about his craft. But then, so has his puppet. Adrian Turpin listens to their life stories

It's time to change this tepid dishwater

Curious what makes news on a thin bank holiday Monday. The papers have been greatly exercised by my column in the Radio Times. I wrote that I thought daytime television was mainly old-fashioned tepid dishwater and patronising to its viewers. So what's new?

Gardening: The growing pains of Florence Fennel

You need to be sensitive to nurture this plant. It will bolt when faced with anything it can't understand.

Mon petit chou

I have long associated cabbage with VI Lenin - as prepared by his wife Krupskaya, on whose teeny inheritance (something like pounds 100) this malodorous man shuffled off daily to the library in Zurich to importune his friends and excoriate his enemies. He was a true sort of dirty, sharp- bearded Robespierre. The reasons he went off were that the library was warm; it received all those tedious revolutionary journals by sectarians; and the Ulyanovs' cramped apartment, whose only light came from a courtyard well, smelled of boiled cabbage.

Letter: Passing toy costs down the line

From Mr Bill Jordan

Barbie eyes up Action Man in Toytown battle

Takeover bid: Best-selling brands are the prize as US giants fight for control of pounds 45bn market

Conservation action plan 'will lead the world'

NICHOLAS SCHOON

LETTER : Of cabbages and future kings

From Mr George Walden

Bernard's big obsession

Meet Bernard Lavery, Britain's top big-vegetable grower. By Jim White

the market: buy & buy

HERE WE G-EAU AGAIN

Cabbage Face

My physiognomy and my fortune by Clive Sinclair

Seeds of the good life take root in Herefordshire

So far this year Robert Milne, organic gardener of Pedwardine College, Brampton Bryan in Herefordshire, has spent 68 hours weeding his vegetable garden, 174 hours on general labour, 72 hours looking after his hedges, 14 hours working in the garden of his six-year-old son, Henry, and 12 hours on his own flower garden. That is what it takes to live the self-sufficient good life these days. It was never like that in the TV series with Richard Briers.
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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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