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More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive

CLUB OF THE WEEK; BIRTHDAY WEEKEND @ MINISTRY OF SOUND

London's clubland (suffering its traditional Notting Hill Carnival hangover) was a little flat last weekend, but it was business as usual at Rulin'.

Football: Seaman joins Keegan sicklist

DAVID SEAMAN has become the fourth player to pull out of the England squad ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Luxembourg and Poland.

Ship tax change boost for P&O

JOHN PRESCOTT, the Deputy Prime Minister and a former merchant seaman, yesterday displayed uncharacteristic benevolence towards one of Lady Thatcher's most fervent supporters when he announced a new system for taxing ships on tonnage rather than corporate pre-tax profits.

Opera: A Ring of confidence

Opera: POCKET RING/ THE DONKEY'S SHADOW, COVENT GARDEN FESTIVAL, LONDON

Football: Hasselbaink halts Arsenal

Leeds United 1 Arsenal 0

Football: Fever pitch as Arsenal go top

Arsenal 1 Anelka

McEwan up for top prize

THE BOOKER PRIZE winner Ian McEwan has been shortlisted for the pounds 85,000 Impac literary award, the world's richest literary prize.

Football: Overmars seals action replay

AFTER ALL the furore over Marc Overmars' winning goal in the original fifth-round meeting 10 days earlier, which included pronouncements from the game's world governing body and all manner of legal, moral and philosophical arguments, Arsenal and Sheffield United contrived to produce the identical scoreline in last night's FA Cup re-match at Highbury.

Football: The Hoddle years: England's record

GLENN HODDLE'S RECORD

Football: Bergkamp sets seal on masterful display

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0

Surgeons build thumb from seaman's toe

BRITISH SURGEONS have reconstructed the thumb of a seaman who was injured while working on an oil tanker.

Seaman guilty of murdering lover's child, 5

A MERCHANT seaman was found guilty yesterday of the murder of his former girlfriend's five-year-old daughter.

Football: Wright takes off the kid gloves

Ipswich's young keeper is ready if he gets the international call.

Falklands veterans fly new standard

Remembrance celebrations: South Atlantic Medal Association wins recognition at last in march past Cenotaph

Football: Martyn says Seaman is still England's best

THE LEEDS United goalkeeper, Nigel Martyn, has spoken out in defence of his England colleague, David Seaman, insisting, that "he is still the country's number one goalkeeper".
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