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Ten new names added as HMRC renews appeal on 19 suspects wanted for variety of tax offences

Monday Poem

Clockwork doll by Dalia Ravikovitch, translated by Robert Friend

The Investment Column: Allders

ALLDERS, THE department store group, is not the most exciting of retailers but it has had an action-packed few months. Merger talks with House of Fraser collapsed in October as the City forced HoF's share price into the abyss.

CHURCH ATTACK: Forty pints of blood to save slash victim

Man whose face was slashed in half among churchgoers still in hospital being treated for horrific wounds

`We gave thanks that our children escaped'

John Cobb, a journalist at The Independent, reflects on the attack that shook his parish

Letter: Magpie cull

Sir: I agree with Lucy Lawrence's observations about the damage done to small songbirds by magpies (letter, 22 November), but would point out that magpies are listed in Schedule 2, Part II of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as "birds which may be killed or taken by authorised persons". Magpies are thus regularly killed as a pest species by gamekeepers and the like.

Details competition 457

Details 457 came from Holbein's The Ambassadors, with its famous stretched-out image of a skull. It's called an "anamorphic projection". The skull only looks right when viewed from a very sideways angle - which was how it was shown in our Detail (to make it more tricky). Many have been fascinated by this enigmatic device, including the psychoanalytic theorist Jacques Lacan, who wondered: "How is it that nobody has ever thought of connecting this with the effect of an erection? Imagine a tattoo made on the sexual organ in a state of repose, and assuming its - if I may say so - developed form in another state." The picture is in the National Gallery, London.

Racing: Majadou poised to make it four for Pipe

The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Murphy's Gold Cup

Football: Doughty deliveries scupper Whyteleafe

Chester City 3 Whyteleafe 1

Going Out: Children - WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN LONDON

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

A tale of two towns: Rip-off Britain? That depends on where you live

THE RELATIVE ATTRACTIONS OF THE OPPOSITES

CONCERTS: GIG OF THE WEEK

One Nation Under a Groove... Innit! tomorow Clocktower, Croydon

Internet porn baron is freed

A MAN described as one of Britain's biggest Internet vice barons was spared jail yesterday when his 18-month prison sentence was suspended for two years on health grounds.

It's been bad since Johnners popped his clogs

The Friary Newsletter: 'Soon they'll be herded off into the Nonsensical Cricket Bollocks Dormitory, to get it all out of their system'

Anger over `lay prosecutors' plans

A PLAN to train members of the public to prosecute cases in magistrates' courts was condemned by civil rights groups yesterday as a move that could lead to wrongful convictions.

Rapist linked to 20 attacks on the elderly

A RAPIST has been linked to at least 20 sex attacks on elderly women in their beds over the last seven years, Scotland Yard said yesterday.
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