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"It's a pleasure to be standing up here. It's a pleasure to be standing up."

Revising maritime history

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NICK DUNDEE was described as "comfortable" after undergoing surgery at Ridgeway Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn yesterday. The Irish-trained chaser was operated on after sustaining a serious injury to his fetlock joint when falling at the third last fence in the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.

Travel: UK: I'm a lumberjack with inner calm

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My Week: I made the front page

Six Days On The Life Of Arthur Edwards, 58, The Sun's Royal Photographe r, Who This Week Snapped Prince Charles And Camilla Parker Bowles Together In P ublic For The First Time

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold: MI6 was eternally grateful for my encrypted column

IT'S TIME TO come clean (dread phrase!). Over the years, quite a number of Fleet Street's inkiest scriveners have worked for our intelligence services. I trust I'm giving away no secrets when I reveal that I myself was first approached by MI6 when writing the "Cutting a Dash" column on Man About Town magazine in the early 1950s.

Obituary: Lord Hunt

THE DEFINING moment of John Hunt's life was his leadership of the 1953 Everest expedition when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of the world's highest peak. Hunt will always be remembered for Everest, but his qualities of warmth, humour and kindness, tempered by shrewd judgement and prodigious organisational skills, left their mark far beyond the world of mountaineering, in a long, distinguished career as soldier, explorer and statesman.

Hunt, conqueror of Everest, dies

LORD HUNT, the man who led the first team to conquer Everest, has died aged 88. His daughter, Sally Nesbitt, announced yesterday that the peer, who had been ill for a short time, died peacefully at home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Saturday night.

Hunt of Everest dies at 88

LORD HUNT, the man who led the first team to conquer Everest, has died aged 88. His daughter, Sally Nesbitt, announced yesterday that the peer, who had been ill for a short time, died peacefully at home in Henley, Oxfordshire, on Saturday night.

Honeymoon suite eludes royal voyeurs

SEE THE honeymoon beds of four royal marriages (all disasters). Marvel at the Queen's taste in Sixties plastic-weave basket chairs. Walk the same decks as the Clintons, Mandela, Yeltsin, Eisenhower, various sheiks, potentates and the Swedish Royal Family.

Queen to lead Omagh service

THE QUEEN is to lead mourners at a formal service in memory of the victims of the Omagh bombing outrage, Downing Street announced yesterday.

Prince Philip angered at report of royal row over Emperor's award

THE Duke of Edinburgh yesterday issued a strong denial that he spoke out against the Queen's decision to award Britain's highest order of chivalry to the Emperor of Japan.

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Duke in pesticide row

THE controversy over the use of pesticides has been revived after it emerged that the Duke of Edinburgh has been pressing the Government for seven years to explain why it authorises the use of organo-phosphates, writes Mark Rowe.

Royals keep seats in Lords

THREE leading royals - the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of York - are to keep their hereditary rights to sit in the House of Lords, as part of a government compromise to get Lords reform through the Upper Chamber, writes Colin Brown.
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