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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.

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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

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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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