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The most important three days in the calendar for enthusiasts of National Hunt racing can also be the most expensive. Richard Edmondson suggests some basic survival tactics for those intending to take to the track, while John Cobb steers a path through the 20-race minefield and (right) inspects the strength of the Irish invasion force

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Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea offers the best tropical reef diving within easy reach of Europe. Deborah Keeping takes the plunge

Racing: Make A Stand may meet his shadow

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Kyoto Summit: Atoll nations get that sinking feeling

The Kyoto talks will take place in a fog of uncertainty - about precisely what the threats are from man-made climate change, how soon they will arrive, and what can be done to avert them.

Bellamy swims with sharks to save coral seas

David Bellamy, the naturalist and broadcaster, dived into shark- infested waters yesterday evening to warn of the dangers facing the species due to the destruction of coral reefs.

Gardening: Late summer flowers 2: Fuchsias & Lobelias - Forgotten treasures

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Greenpeace step up Atlantic action

Environmental campaigners yesterday stepped up action against the oil industry in a battle to protect coral systems in the North Atlantic frontier.

Taking slides in the great roof debate

The loud clanging noise to be heard coming from Wimbledon last week did not originate in the mechanism of a play-saving sliding roof but from the committee room where they were busy explaining why they didn't have one. Putting the lid on the place is a concept that many of us would eagerly embrace but the cover being hotly discussed was of the retractable variety to be used only in the case of rain; in other words, semi-permanently.

England can pass Lord's Test at 9-4

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Bookmakers' ante-post lists are racing's futures market. Readers can catch up with the latest developments - best prices are in bold - in this sphere with The Independent's Tuesday service

RACING'S FUTURES MARKET

Bookmakers' ante-post lists are racing's futures market. Readers can catch up with the latest developments - best prices are in bold - in this sphere with The Independent's Tuesday service.

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