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A Greek holiday away from the crowds can still be had despite mass marketing by the travel giants. Jill Crawshaw lifts the lid on her favourite places

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Middle-ranking accountancy firms are teaming up to survive.

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Accountants' tie

Opera: The return of the king

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Cricket: Rhodes tips balance for South Africa

West Indies 154-4 South Africa 160-8 South Africa win by 2 wkts

Boxing: Rhodes aware of his greater responsibilities

RYAN RHODES recently made the transition from Spice Boy to family man - and the extra responsibilities have changed him.

Football: Hudson denies brave Emley

Emley 1 Rotherham United 1

Letter: A smack in time...

Sir: As long as society condones the emotional and intellectual illiteracy of people like Chris Rhodes (letter, 29 September), Paul Boateng and other adults who advocate the right of parents to strike their children, we'll have monsters like the Ezzos, and I thank Philip Hodson for bringing their nasty ways to a wider audience ("Smack addicts", 25 September).

I can't help it - he's divine

Romantic novelists can't keep their hands off rural clergymen. If this is a true reflection of parish life, heaven help us.

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Letters

Cricket: Rhodes gets his batting together

THIS First Test match has been so full of eccentricities that it has been easier than usual not to do justice to some of the more normal happenings. One of these has been the batting form of Jonty Rhodes, for he has looked a better player in this match than ever before.

I work for ... Gerard Simi

Gary Elphick is PA to the owner of the Raymond Revue Bar

Rhodes back to front

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Boxing: Rhodes' defeat down to experience

The World Boxing Organisation middleweight championship proved a step too far for Ryan Rhodes in Sheffield on Saturday.
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