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MORE THAN a few eyebrows arched in Westminster when Peter Mandelson secured a four-storey Georgian house in London's fashionable Notting Hill.

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War Child is a charity that was founded in 1993 to alleviate the suffering of children caught up in the war in the Former Yugoslavia. Initially organising aid convoys, it is now involved in medical care, food provision, reconstruction and social welfare, plus educational programmes for children in many countries. They have projects in Sudan, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Bosnia, Azerbaijan and Nepal.

Restaurants: The great unwashed

Hearty fare in the depths of Bohemian Shoreditch comes with organic extras and colourful local characters

Theatre: Turn of the screws

David Benedict goes to prison for a unique production of the chilling Henry James short story, The Turn of the Screw, while Dominic Cavendish is granted visiting rights to review it, below

Home for good

An increase in combined living and working spaces means mixing business with pleasure is now easier than ever, says Stephen Pritchard

People In Fashion: All that glitters

Jewellery supremo Lesley Craze began with nothing more than 10 weeks' training and a passion for precious metals. Imogen Fox reports

With particular reference to myself

As a designer, Ralph Ball made modern classics like the Nomos table and the Aero lamp. As a sculptor, he makes mischief with them. Charles Darwent met him

Preview: Theatre - Festival of visual theatre

Short of an evening in with Jennifer Aniston or a trip around Laboratoires Garnier, Paris, the best possible guide to hair care comes in Slaphead (below). A theatrical cross between The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Sweeney Todd with life-size puppets and sharp scissors, we're promised an evening of lunatic-fringe theatre, just one of the treats in store at the British Festival of Visual Theatre, which has just opened. That show is on for three nights next month at BAC, but the Young Vic and the Festival Hall are also in on the act. There's a production of The Turn of the Screw in Clerkenwell's underground prison and a rare repeat of Bobby Baker's How to Shop.

Win free cocktails and food at Match

Match, located in Clerkenwell, London EC1, is one of the capital's hottest new spots, with a growing reputation based on its fine food and an endlessly inventive list of cocktails.

Secret London opens its doors

NEXT WEEKEND it's open house at Richard Paxton and Heidi Locher's London pad. Doors to the couple's three-bedroomed home will be thrown open on Saturday morning, exposing every nook and cranny to the world.

Insurers crack the code

YOUR postcode plays a vital part in calculating household insurance premiums. Using postal areas to work out a risk rating for a house makes sense, but sometimes the result is "postcode blight". People in affluent, safe areas can be forced to pay higher premiums because their postal town is in a rougher district.

Design: A hands-on approach to your jewellery box

If you're looking for custom-made accessories, why not pick up the phone and give yourself a ring?


Opposites may attract, but what happens when they set up home together? Caroline Donald visits a house mixing airy modernity with some oddly positioned wind-chimes

Racing: Double blow for punters

DOUBLE CLASSIC yesterday became the second well-backed Sir Michael Stoute-trained horse to be ruled out of next week's pounds 165,000 Ebor Handicap at York.
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