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Barbara Follett, 53, is Labour's prospective candidate for Stevenage. A research fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research, she lived for many years in South Africa, returning to Britain after her first husband was assassinated in 1978. She lives with her husband Ken Follett and their five children. Ann Ward, 72, is political assistant to Barbara Follett and coordinator of Labour Women's Network and Emily's List UK. A former deputy leader of Southwark Council (1971-86), she has also worked as a press photographer. Now a widow, she has one son

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`It just felt like time was right'

For eight years Trisha Templeton, 48, a personnel officer, and her husband dreamed of moving from Croydon to a home closer to his work. But only this year did they feel confident enough to put their house on the market.

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Tory plans for fighting the general election were boosted last night by the disclosure that the party had slashed its overdraft by pounds 8m to pounds 2.5m.

The Weasel: I am no chainsaw-wielding dendrophobe. I love elder, beech, willow and their immemorial usefulness - yeah, yeah, trees, frightfully British. But there's this ash in my garden which is, frankly, a pain

If there's one defining image of 1996 so far, it's of a tree ringed by humans. There stands the noble oak/larch/sycamore in aloof silence, and there lurk the watchers, standing with arms folded as if they were taking part in some druidical, maypole-fancying ceremonial whose significance is lost in some antiquarian folkie's escritoire. The fact that, on closer inspection, the tree is full of besieged cthonic radicals and the surrounding daisy chain is composed of blue-chinned flatfeet and negative-IQ security men does not detract from the image's potency. It has been haunting me, and for a good reason: an exact replica of the Newbury protest took place in my garden the other day.

HOW WE MET; CLARE WHELAN AND EDWINA CURRIE

Clare Whelan, 40, has been Edwina Currie's parliamentary assistant since 1992. She is also Lambeth Council's social services spokesperson and the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for West Lewisham. She lives with her husband and two children in Dulwich. Edwina Currie, 49, has been a Conservative MP since 1983. Her second novel, A Woman's Place, was recently published. She has homes in Derbyshire, London and the Loire valley; she and her husband have two children

Sex row school gets new head

Dulwich College has appointed a headmaster to replace Antony Verity, who left after being suspended over unfounded allegations of sexual harassment. The appointment of Graham Able, 48, head of Hampton School, Middlesex, was greeted with relief yesterday by parents who wanted an external candidate brought in to heal rifts that still exist among staff.

Family sets up second post-mortem

The family of Wayne Douglas, who died in police custody last week, have set up a second post-mortem examination into his death to be held next Tuesday.

The head that rolled

If a headmaster of a major school is suspended on the very eve of the new academic year, he must have got something very wrong. Or somebody else must.

Visual Arts: Death, Passion and Politics Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

On May Day 1633, Sir Kenelm Digby, on entering his wife's bedchamber, was unable to awaken her. She had died in her sleep. Her death, which opens the final chapter of one of the great love stories of the 17th century, is the focus of an enthralling exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
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