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James Lavelle set up the ultra-hip Mo Wax record label when he was 18. Six years on the label is threatening the mainstream, with artists like DJ Shadow, Money Mark and the hotly-anticipated Unkle Project, due for release later this summer.

Army chaplain cleared on harassment charges

An Army chaplain accused of harassing a soldier and his wife was partially cleared by a court martial yesterday. Padre Captain Richard Landall, 41, was acquitted on two counts of harassment.

Asda and Kingfisher resume alliance talks

ASDA and Kingfisher have resumed talks about a possible trading alliance less than two weeks after negotiations about a pounds 13bn merger broke down.

Ulster to resume exporting beef

NORTHERN Ireland is set to resume beef exports next Monday - more than two years after the mad cow scare closed the door on its markets around the world.

Lawrence death suspects block inquiry demand

FIVE youths named as prime suspects in the race murder of Stephen Lawrence announced yesterday that they planned legal moves to block demands that they attend a public inquiry into the black teenager's death in Eltham, south London, in April 1993.

Electronic CV planned for every citizen

AN ELECTRONIC curriculum vitae detailing the achievements and experiences of each person from their cradle to the grave is to be considered by the Government.

Iraq: UN prepares to resume inspections

THE United Nations yesterday began preparations to resume inspections of suspect Iraqi weapon sites, as Baghdad's foreign minister pronounced somewhat ambiguously that Iraq was committed to the "items of the agreement" he signed with Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, "and nothing else".

Mere machines may calculate your chances of landing that computer job

Not content with taking over work, computers are now automating the process of selecting human employees. Charles Arthur, Science Editor, on how machines are making choices that change our lives.


God is unknowable and indescribable - but is it really impossible to profile him, or her, or them? Here, Paul Handley investigates - while over the following pages we examine the spiritual state of the nation

Lying in America: Appearance and reality in the land of opportunity

Were you ever told not to hide your light under a bushel? In competitive, performance-geared America, such Biblical advice seems quaintly timid. Here, it is a rare creature indeed who lingers in the shadows. Everyone else is out there shining for all they are worth, determined to catch whatever limelight may be going as well.

Hepworth seeks to stop the rot

Shareholders in Hepworth, the boilers, pipes and building materials group, were bracing themselves for poor half-time figures yesterday. But the slump in profits from pounds 35.5m to pounds 11.1m was much worse than expected and the shares shed another 3.5p to 208p.

`A smart trouser suit will not serve you as well as a short skirt, tight top and jacket'

Sexism is alive and well at secretarial interviews. Forget understated chic; think undemanding chick, says Annabelle Thorpe

MP in suicide row breaks silence

Suspended Labour MP Tommy Graham yesterday broke his silence to appeal to the media to leave him alone. The MP for West Renfrewshire has not been seen in public since the suicide of fellow Labour MP Gordon McMaster last month.

College applications to go electronic

Information technology is to revolutionise the annual university admissions paper-chase, sounding the death-knell for cumbersome prospectuses and application forms.

Letter: Parking power

Sir: On the Continent, should you reach the traffic warden while he is writing your parking ticket it will be destroyed as long as you move on. In Germany, if the parking meter is out of order one has the right to park there until the meter resumes working. In this country, there seems to be no human or social angle in the approach of traffic wardens and their employers.
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