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Boyd’s Bond is driven but torn

Obituary: Major Patrick Rance

WHEN PATRICK Rance took over the village shop at Streatley in 1953 he found a wedge of Danish Blue, an Edam and some New Zealand cheddar. A quarter of a century later the monocled Major Rance was Britain's leading cheesemonger and champion of real cheese credited with saving specialist cheeses from extinction.

Film: They all but ate me alive!

Things got pretty hairy behind the scenes of Ravenous. Why ever did nice Antonia Bird get involved?

Outlook: One2One

IF DEUTSCHE Telekom's Ron Sommer were to have a One2One (or an EinZweiEin as we perhaps ought to call them now) who would it be with? He could do worse that chose Mr Justice Moses, who yesterday put the icing on the cake of Deutsche's pounds 8.4bn purchase of Britain's smallest mobile operator.

Letter: Tour of Wessex

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Wessex pays for organic farming

WESSEX WATER is setting up a pioneering scheme to encourage farmers to convert to organic farming methods.

Opera: No one feels sorry for the Duchess

POWDER HER FACE SNAPE MALTINGS, ALDEBURGH

Historical Notes: `Something wrong as hell,' said Hemingway

IN THE late afternoon of Monday 5 June 1944, the big bearded "Yank" with the bandaged head left his "HQ at the Dorch" (Dorchester Hotel) and set off for the war. That evening he limped aboard the US supply transport the Dorothea L. Dix. Ten hours later she set sail from Portland Bill to take part in the great invasion. "Papa" Hemingway, voted that summer, "America's greatest living writer', was on his way to the "D- Day" beaches.

Michael Bywater column; They're driving me into business

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Couple rescued from sea crash

A WEALTHY art dealer and his pregnant wife were pulled from the sea yesterday 90 minutes after their helicopter crashed in dense fog.

Brunei feud hits Dorchester

Sultan wants London hotel to help curb his profligate brother

How the pastor patrol pacified black Boston

IT IS FRIDAY afternoon, the schools are out and the Ella J Baker House is teeming. All through this old Victorian house in Dorchester, one of the toughest corners of Boston, children, teens and grown-ups bounce between rooms, taking messages, watching videos, doing homework, or just talking. All of this pleases the Reverend Eugene Rivers, insulated from the hubbub in his attic den. Kids off the street are safe kids.

Obituary: Anthea Askey

PERT AND pretty, sweet and very petite, Anthea Askey was the delightful daughter of one of the country's all-time favourite funny men, Arthur Askey, who might very well have called himself "sweet and petite" if only in jest. The only child of Arthur and his beloved wife, May, both of whom might be described as pocket-sized, Anthea inherited her father's spirit of comedy and her mother's good looks. Domesticity and producing grandchildren for her parents deprived her of a fulsome career in television and faithful viewers of a major star.

Podium: When we build, let us build for ever

Prince Charles

Ministers to back Green Belt homes

THE GOVERNMENT is to back controversial "town extensions" to make it easier to build on greenfield land and solve the country's housebuilding crisis.
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The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice
Hollywood targets Asian audiences as US films enjoy record-breaking run at Chinese box office

Hollywood targets Asian audiences

The world's second biggest movie market is fast becoming the Hollywood studios' most crucial
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app - and my mum keeps trying to hook me up!'

Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app'

Five years on from its launch and Grindr is the world's most popular dating app for gay men. Its founder Joel Simkhai answers his critics, describes his isolation as a child
Autocorrect has its uses but it can go rogue with embarrassing results - so is it time to ditch it?

Is it time to ditch autocorrect?

Matthew J X Malady persuaded friends to message manually instead, but failed to factor in fat fingers and drunk texting
10 best girls' summer dresses

Frock chick: 10 best girls' summer dresses

Get them ready for the holidays with these cool and pretty options 
Westminster’s dark secret: Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together

Westminster’s dark secret

Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Dulce et decorum est - a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Dulce et decorum est: a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality
Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in 'sexually explicit content' ban

Naked censorship?

The strange case of Google, the music website and the nudity take-down requests
Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

As England take on India at Trent Bridge, here is our pick of the high-performing bats to help you up your run-count this summer 
Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014 comment: David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

Captain appears to give up as shocking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat threatens ramifications in Brazil