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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

Racing: Rails cause division among bookmakers

YOU WOULD not expect to walk into Tesco and find no prices on the shelves. You would steer well clear of any shop which demanded that you ask an assistant for a quote on every single item. So why is it that some of the bookmakers in Britain's betting rings are allowed to display their prices on boards, and others are not? This question, the source of much anger and bitterness among racecourse bookies, is about to be asked yet again.

Return to sender

The great Christmas card swindle is underway again. And it's coming to a letterbox near you. By David Newnham

Dobson faces new campaign scandal

FRANK DOBSON'S campaign to secure Labour's nomination to run as London Mayor was yesterday embroiled in a fresh scandal after allegations that the ex-Health Secretary had been given an unfair advantage over his rivals.

Network: Web Design - A resolution to the worst of nightmares

Learn limitations, push it to the limit, but always keep an eye on the visitors

The loneliness of the long-distance teleworker

As millions more people make the switch to working from home, one freelance warns of the psychological dangers of isolation

Events; PICK OF THE WEEK

Thames Festival tomorrow

pounds 97m spent on `silly' revamp of museum

A DISPUTE has broken out over a new pounds 97m science centre in Bristol after its top scientific advisers branded the exhibits "puerile and silly" and "totally inappropriate to the spirit of science".

The hi-tech investor: Websites show they're up to the minute on shares

THE BATTLE to win the hearts and minds of internet investors is becoming more intense by the week. Share prices and information are clearly this summer's favourite features for websites. The latest company to join the fray is Freequotes, which has just launched its own share information service. As the name suggests, the data is free.

Chimpanzees learn how to ape human speech

SCIENTISTS SAY they have trained chimpanzees to understand simple English sentences although the apes have not shown they can communicate in a true, spoken language.

Interiors: Skeletons in the closets

Emma Hawkins shares her Edinburgh townhouse with hundreds of birds and animals. They may all be dead, but the house, as Suki Urquhart finds, is very much alive

Marek Kohn column

Second site Monitor your eyesight

Network: Typography - a language in its own right

The right type helps to get your message across on the Web

Travel UK: Greenwich's other dome

The British at sea, from Captain Cook to cross-Channel lager louts, all find a place under the National Maritime Museum's new glass canopy.

Secretarial: Nightmare of a job share

The Temp

The Trader: Liquid lunches with those media men

"WHAT YOU have to remember is that success is one-tenth what you know and nine-tenths what other people think you know." This is one of Rory's favourite themes, but on this occasion it has special significance. Rory, you see, has just appointed a team of media specialists to produce a glossy brochure about what we do, and if that works they may create a website as well. It's the sort of project that fills our top man with boundless enthusiasm and the rest of us with dread.
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