Arts and Entertainment

Boyd’s Bond is driven but torn

Bates in £10m bid to lead takeover at Leeds

Ken Bates, the irascible, outspoken former Chelsea chairman, wants to make one final foray into big-time football by investing £10m to buy a majority share in Leeds United.

Geek Chic

'The Office' made him Britain's most famous nerd. Now Mackenzie Crook is starring with everyone from Al Pacino to Johnny Depp, and Kate Winslet to Keira Knightley. He tells Nick Duerden about his curiously brilliant career

Jonathan Gili

Documentary film-maker, small-press publisher and collector extraordinary

Paul Bettany: Let's get physical

Paul Bettany's branching out, and putting on the pounds, as a romantic lead. Sam Ingleby meets a model professional

Travellers: 'They live in houses and we live in caravans, but so what?'

With the Gypsies as they prepare to leave Prince Charles's Poundbury village, Jonathan Thompson discovers defiance

Hot Spot: Dorchester

This Dorset town offers everything from Hardy-esque cottages to the 'new vernacular'of Poundbury, says Robert Liebman

Millennium countdown: Desperate price cuts to lure reluctant partygoers

WITH ONE day to go to the big millennium night, the entertainment and hotel industry is desperately cutting prices in the hope of encouraging revellers to venture out.

BARGAINS OF THE WEEK: PROPERTY

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Football: Pilgrims set sail with Power deal

Non-league Notebook

`Am I drunk, Prime Minister?'

Harry Enfield is only really funny when he's being someone else. Maybe that's why he got completely hammered at No 10.

Labour Conference: No public spending spree, says PM

TONY BLAIR will vow not to bend to demands for a public service spending spree in a blunt message this week to his party's centenary conference.

Football: Yeovil prepare for a return trip to summit

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