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Premier League footballers are not doing enough to help disadvantaged young people, according to the American sportsman recruited by Boris Johnson to mentor London’s teenagers.

Judge in Dome trial 'fell asleep'

Pro-hunting lobby in ploy to fix polls

A MYSTERIOUS chain letter, which includes the names of the some of Britain's richest men and women, has been circulating around the hunting community as part of an attempt to rig opinion polls to say blood sports should not be banned.

Who's suing whom: Woolf keeps your diarist in the dark

DEAR READER: "Who's Suing Whom" has gone into suspended animation. The column hasn't actually died - yet - but Lord Woolf's so-called "reforms", enacted just over a month ago, may have dealt it a mortal blow.

Row over `millennium' trademark

Row over `millennium' trademark

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The South African Mining group Anglo reorganises its operations

Fashion: Diamond geezer

The 'Star of the Season' is the jewel by which all other sparklers are judged. Ladies, prepare to weep

The Gem Trail: Diamonds - From Angolan mine to third finger left hand

Wars are fought over them and fortunes made trading and smuggling them. Alex Duval Smith traces an extraordinary journey

Diamond sales plummet

DE BEERS, the diamond group, revealed the full impact of the Asian crisis on the diamond market yesterday when it said sales of uncut diamonds had plunged by 28 per cent in 1998.

South African giant plans London move

JOHANNESBURG'S GIANT Anglo American Corporation stunned South Africa yesterday by announcing that it plans to move its headquarters and primary stock market listing to London early in the new year.
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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