Arts and Entertainment Once more unto the beach: E4's opening episode of 'Geeks' travelled to Marbella

An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.

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Let sunshine bring a profit

Geoffrey Pilgrem on Spanish property

Costa del Sol's image is tarnished by lead

Spain's Costa del Sol, that glamorous haven for criminals on the run, has shown its darker side, with four underworld shoot-outs in just over a month. Following the assassination last weekend of a French couple by hooded gunmen, the Costa del Crime is being dubbed the Costa del Plomo (Lead), and glitzy Marbella, the Miami of Europe.

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Elizabeth Nash reports on a royal attempt to change the planning rules for the rich.

Rocca's capitulation

Costantino Rocca missed more putts this week than you could imagine, but the most important one was the one at the last. Needing a birdie to match Per-Ulrik Johansson, Rocca had driven into the rough, laid up and then pitched to 15 feet.

Kray on drugs charges

Charlie Kray, the brother of gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie, was last night charged by police in connection with an alleged pounds 80m cocaine smuggling ring.

81 arrests spoil the big match

A total of 81 fans were arrested in London on Saturday before, during and after Saturday's match at Wembley. They included nine who were arrested at Wembley for ticket touting.

chianti and cornflakes

By their Volvos shall you know them . . . As a new film spotlights Brits behaving badly in Tuscany

Letter: Feeling good in the Spanish sun

Sir: John Major should take a holiday on the Costa del Sol, because the feel-good factor has been definitely resolved here.

Violent end to a tacky dream

WILL BENNETT

Briton murdered

Briton murdered

Third time luckiest for Montgomerie

Golf

Tourists quit Costa del Sol for costa del drizzle

ELIZABETH NASH
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