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Boyd’s Bond is driven but torn

Racing: Suny Bay heads the National assembly

Rough Quest, the 1996 Aintree hero, is back on track to attempt another victory in the race. Richard Edmondson reports.

Drink: Heavy gravity, man

Michael Jackson comes on strong about barley wine

A Hardy showing of Wessex folk

'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' comes alive at Dorchester's museum - as do a smugglers' den and a riddle book. Fiona Macaulay unravels a few surprises.

Hungry for a quick takeaway? Just dial 999

If you want to order a Chinese takeaway, force your teenager to turn down his hi-fi, or if you need help with closing the window, what number do you call?

Beer: Top glass

Of all the bars in all the world - here's what's best to drink

The end of the end-of-the-pier show: a salutary farewell to Michael Grade. Enter, stage right, the first media-schooled TV mogul

Michael Grade did a fair impression of a model modern media executive when he was chief executive of Channel 4. But this was always a bit of an act, concealing the fact that his management style was moulded by the world of variety theatre rather than in television.

Tolpuddle: in the footsteps of the Martyrs

Dorset celebrates the heroic stand of six men every year.

Hats off to Eric in star-studded showbiz tribute

The veteran comedian Eric Sykes yesterday celebrated 50 years in showbusiness.

Tales in many tongues

I beamed myself to the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane on Wednesday evening for a party in honour of Sidney Sheldon. "The world's master storyteller", as his publishers describe him, has just got into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most trans- lated novelist. His estimated 275 million books have been distributed to more than 180 countries in 51 languages, so I feel quite special in not actually possessing one of them.

pounds 242,000 for Lloyd-Webber's wine

A former wine waiter at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, London, paid pounds 242,000 last night for a 1,800-bottle "superlot" of wine for his employers in Las Vegas.

THE EYE: VISUAL ARTS

George Dannatt: The Town Mill Art Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset (01297 443 446) to 31 May; The George Dannatt Trust Collection, Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset (01305 262735) to 23 June; Brian Blow, The Rocket Gallery, 13 Old Burlington Street, London W1 (0171-434 3043) to 7 June

Interview: Venus surprising

Kim Novak talks to John Lyttle

Bringing marshmallows and coals to teamwork; People & Business

The Book That's Sweeping America! has just plonked on my desk. This, to me, is the perfect antidote to those legions of tedious American management books which bring together born-again earnestness with mind- numbing biz-babble.

A trencherman's day out

Breakfast at Simpsons, lunch at the Dorchester, tea at Claridges - and Alka Seltzer at home

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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

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A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
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Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

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The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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