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Manuscript of Peter Rabbit's delinquent relative goes on sale

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Letter: Elusive carrot

Sir: I am surprised that, in the annual debate about standards at A level and GCSE (report, 20 August), it has not been reported that exam boards have quietly returned to the highly inequitable system of assessment, last seen in the days of the O-level, known as norm referencing, where grades are awarded not on the basis of recognised standards of performance, but on a pre-determined percentage of the examination entry.

Outlook: Railtrack

A RISING share price is not the kind of response a regulator likes to see when he has just given it to the company he regulates with both barrels.

Edinburgh Festival '99: Theatre - Ridiculous beauty

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Letter: Carrot and stick

Letter:

Leading Article: A carrot for the Serbs

TONY BLAIR was in Kosovo yesterday, glorying in the possibilities of the photo-opportunity. He only just achieved one. Thanks to the secrecy imposed by his security advisers, the grateful Albanians initially failed to turn out for the cameras. The garlands materialised only after the frantic efforts of his PR people to whip-in the cheering locals. In a way this was appropriate. Mr Blair was fresh from the conference in Sarajevo on Friday, which delivered the predictable cluster of soundbites about the new peace and stability in the Balkans. In reality, for all the fine words, we should accept that the prospects for peace and stability are almost as distant as ever.

Letter: Spread the windfall

Spread the windfall

Foor and Drink: Weekend Cook

3: GINGERED CARROT SOUP Serves four to six. Total cooking time 45 minutes: TRYING TO conceive the most delicious carrot soup in the world, I remembered eating it at Kilgraney, a hotel just outside Dublin run by the flamboyant Bryan Leech and Martin Marley, who take it in turns to wear the apron. It's the orange juice that does it. Try to use fat organic carrots with lots of flavour, and a good chicken stock.

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Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

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