Arts and Entertainment On unfamiliar turf: ‘Network’ by Tom Price

He talks to Hannah Duguid about how his life has informed his art

Property: Living life on the level

Put away your pipe and slippers - bungalows are the new hip home.

BOKS: EVENTS

BRIGHTON

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN?

Too right you have - at book signings, literary festivals, publishers' lunches, all around town. Matthew Sweet on the rise of the criminal-turned- author

Mandelson hid mortgages from lender

PETER MANDELSON took out four home loans worth almost pounds 600,000 and failed to tell his mortgage lender about three of them, a Commons committee revealed yesterday.

Marriages

Mr V. Melotta and Miss C. L. Gresham

Design: Not just any old road movie

AT ONE time, the population of rural Britain was kept royally amused by a convoy of roving entertainers. Up until The Great War, a procession of sideshows, rides, circuses, acting troupes and zoos trundled about the countryside spreading thrills, laughter and pandemonium.

Television: The wrong jobs for the boys

The BBC has reportedly drafted in a team of amateur telly addicts to help to resolve "a crisis of ideas" for Saturday night programming. "The same formulae and reliance on stars have been going on too long," said the head of light entertainment, David Young, which as an obvious statement from an improbable source is like Rupert Murdoch saying "too much power in the hands of one man is a dangerous thing" or Melinda Messenger complaining that "some women get jobs in television just because they have blond hair and big knockers".

Letter: Voice of reason

THANK YOU so much for the ever-civilised, delightful Michael Bywater. I laughed like a drain at his column "Going, going, gone" (Review, 18 April), as he took our so-called "leaders" vigorously to task.

Pop: The general theory of relativity

Dark Star were born from Levitation's ashes. Which is as melodramatic as it sounds. By Fiona Sturges

Property: The street smell of success

Spotting the next trendy area before it's trendy is a risky business - but it can be very rewarding.

The Joys Of Modern Life: 39. Greasy Spoons

WHENEVER I am away for more than a month, an explosion of alarming expat tendencies resets my heart to Greenwich Mean Time. Yet those longings are not for some Jerusalem-drenched vision of green, but for a particular fug of grease, steam and wiped Formica. I twitch for baked beans, mahogany- hued tea and stained tabloids served in a rising babble of shouts and roadworks - in short, the sweet sorrow of the greasy spoon.

Property: So what happened to the crash, then?

Despite dire warnings, and a brief downward hiccup at the end of last year, property markets around the country are on the up again. Just what is going on out there?

Eating out: Cool but certainly not cold

Great Eastern Dining Room; 54 Great Eastern Street, London EC2. Tel: 0171 613 4545. Open Mon-Fri, 12.30-3pm, and Mon-Sat, 6pm-12am. Adjoining bar open Mon-Fri 12pm-12am and Sat 6pm-12am. Average price for dinner, pounds 20 per head. Credit cards accepted

Your usual table? Who eats where: Piers Gough architect

You'd have to be a fool not to eat well in London, with such fabulous diversity to choose from. The trick isn't finding a good restaurant, it's finding the right restaurant. A large part of the pleasure of dining out is suiting the characteristics of the moment - time, place, mood, company - to your eating experience. How people can make the mistake of confining themselves to one favourite is beyond me. That completely misses the whole point, which is to tart yourself around, in the food sense.

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