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More than a year after Nadine Dorries appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity… she has finally done what MPs are required to do, and filled in the appropriate part of the Register of Members’ Interests. Thus we learn that being humiliated in the jungle is less lucrative than we thought. According to the Register, she was paid £6,960 while she was on the show, plus £13,268 two months later for associated interviews and photo shoots, making £20,228 in all – half what the pundits guessed she had received.

Music: Top 10 singles

1 (1) Millennium Prayer Cliff Richard

Stop Sir Cliff from inflicting more damage on society

CLIFF RICHARD'S filthy record absolutely has to be stopped from still being No 1 at the Millennium. Maybe we could learn a lesson from Tony Blair and change the way the charts are compiled, replacing the present system with an Electoral College. One third of the votes could be allocated to the fan club of the Prodigy, another third to the Society for Not Putting Robbie Burns to Music, and the final third to a devil-worshipping coven, all under the block-vote system.

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At 83, Henri Dutilleux still looks to `what comes next'. It won't be opera, that's for sure.

Letter: Honourable Cliff

Sir: Deborah Orr is totally out of order in some of the things she said in her article on Cliff Richard (Review, 30 November). How dare she speak of his "inability to form human relationships or have a family"? I belong to an arts organisation which he co-founded, he has plenty of friends, and has she never heard of celibacy? I suggest he has a more honourable motive for bringing out "A Prayer For Our Time" than to fulfil an "endless need to be at the top of the pop music charts".

Sports Letter: Barnet plea

Sir: I read Phil Shaw's report of the Peterborough-Barnet game (29 November) and, as a Barnet fan, it made very enjoyable reading - especially comparing Barry Fry's volte face akin to Cliff Richard becoming the devil. However, I would have been happier if the column inches had been used to highlight Barnet's current plight.

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Letter: Millennium song

Sir: John Harris cannot get his head around the possibility that the "millennium number one" will be a record using words written by the man who started the whole thing off 2,000 years ago ("Praise be! It's the terrifying cult of Sir Cliff", 23 November).

Praise be! It's the terrifying cult of Sir Cliff

"WHEN YOU look back over the last 100 years," asked the TV presenter, "and you survey what's happened to humanity - the wars, the genocide - how do you feel? Does your faith keep you optimistic?"

First Night: Hardy's Tess suffers in travesty of musical

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Radio 2 drops Sir Cliff's new 'Millennium Prayer'

POP STAR Sir Cliff Richard's new single has been left off the schedules of the UK's most listened-to station. BBC Radio 2, which is trying to shed its golden oldies image, has not included his new song The Millennium Prayer on its playlists.

Man in Dando case free without charge

A MAN arrested by detectives investigating the murder of the television presenter Jill Dando was released without charge last night. It is understood that the man was arrested after a telephone tip-off from a member of the public.

Photography: icons of pop

Those quiffs, the clothes, the crazy times, man... Music fans with a nostalgic bent should beat a path to the National Portrait Gallery from Friday, where they will be treated to more than 50 classic images of British pop stars, caught in elegant repose by leading photographers including Jill Furmanovsky and Brian Aris. Seminal warblers such as Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw, Helen Shapiro (right), The Beatles, David Bowie, The Clash and Duran Duran come face to face with contemporary images of pop stardom, including Robbie Williams, Jarvis Cocker and Cerys from Catatonia. Just count those pouts ...

Football: United's destiny needs help

The trouble with trebles is that, once you have completed the first two legs, it is tempting to think you are owed the third leg by virtue of having been so clever already. Consider the punter who had a treble with Ladbrokes yonks ago, betting that, by the year 2000, Cliff Richard would be knighted, an Englishman would have been world heavyweight boxing champion, and a female jockey would have won the Grand National. Before this year's National, he offered various trainers a handsome slice of his prospective pounds 70,000 winnings if only they would plonk a woman on a decent horse. And after getting the first two predictions right, he must have felt he deserved his treble.

Middle England mourns one of its own

JILL DANDO's family had wanted her funeral to be private, limited to those who knew her personally. But that could never be the case. She was too public a face for that.
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