Sport Pitch perfect: Cliff Morgan was a rugby legend as player and commentator

Cliff Morgan, who died last week, will live long in the memory for his eloquence and principles

Sioux chief's body to return home

The body of a Native American chief buried in a British cemetery more than a century ago is to be returned to his descendants in the United States. Little Wolf, a chief of the Sioux tribe, was buried in 1892 after he died from bronchial pneumonia while working for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show on a site now occupied by the Earls Court arena in west London.

ROCK / Pink Floyd pig out

A STAGE 180ft wide? Check. Enormous circular projection screen? Check. Laser beams webbing the auditorium? Check. Inflatable pigs (two)? Check. Pink Floyd's Thursday show at Earl's Court was as big as you'd imagine. Such is the band's reputation for less- than-subtle gimmicks that when two seating stands buckled disastrously on Wednesday - which should have been the first night - many people thought at first that it was part of the proceedings. But no, nothing so unusual was planned. The special effects were as dazzling as a fireworks display, but after a few Guy Fawkes Nights you've seen it all before. Even the pigs were boars.

MUSIC / Glad to be there: Pink Floyd - Earls Court

I had never imagined Pink Floyd's rearranged first night on Thursday would repeat the previous evening's nightmare. But, just in case, on came Dave Gilmour before the start to say, 'Thank you for your confidence' - a phrase certain to induce panic.

Rock on shaky foundations (CORRECTED)

CORRECTION (PUBLISHED 1 NOVEMBER 1994) APPENDED TO THIS ARTICLE

Dear Pink Floyd fans: Sure, the concert being cancelled was a bit of a letdown, but never mind. Are you going back to Earls Court for the replay on Monday? I know I'll be there . . . and pigs might fly

BAD LUCK, chaps. I was there, too. I was at Earls Court on Wednesday to review the first night of your favourites' fortnight-long stay at the arena. Cliff Richard is the only other one who could pack them in for that many nights.

Pink Floyd 'very angry and upset' over accident: Human error could have caused temporary stand's collapse at rock concert attended by 15,000 fans. Danny Penman reports

HUMAN ERROR could have caused the collapse of a 1,200-seat stand in which than 90 people were injured at a Pink Floyd concert on Wednesday night at Earls Court in London, safety inspectors said yesterday.

90 Pink Floyd fans injured

NEARLY 90 people were injured last night in one of the worst accidents at a British rock concert when a stand seating 1,200 fans collapsed minutes before the start of a show by the veteran rock band Pink Floyd at Earls Court in London.

Dockland bids

Three bids to design, build and operate an exhibition centre on an 85-acre site at the Royal Victoria Dock have been submitted to the London Docklands Development Corporation. The LDDC claims the development could create 12,000 jobs. The shortlisted consortia are London International Exhibition Centre Ltd, Earls Court and Olympia Ltd and Collective Development Consortium International. A winner will be chosen by January.

Mother's grief led to suicide

A Downing Street secretary killed herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her daughter, killed by a drink driver in May, an inquest heard yesterday.

True Stories: Me and the dipper: At last, the pickpocket experience

We were sitting at the bar of a busy, reputable Soho drinking establishment. My girlfriend's handbag was lying on the floor, at the foot of her stool, well in view of both of us, when finally it happened. After four years of living in London, albeit indirectly, I had fallen prey to the pickpockets.

William Donaldson's Week: Get me some of that insecticide

HONEST John's been potted, thereby, for a while this week, presenting me with a moral dilemma - though not a dilemma in any formal sense. The last time I said here that something was a dilemma when it wasn't, I got a 20-minute lecture from my friend Ted Honderich, Grote Professor of Mind and Logic at UCL. We'll not want another one so soon.

Another cup of tea: A Frenchman desperately seeks Sevenoaks

Herve, my best friend from Paris, is here to stay with me in Kensington for a week. On the whole, both of us will be pleased when he goes back to Paris. Like the English themselves, Herve has a romantic view of England, and London in particular, as a Department of National Heritage theme park that should mostly be preserved in aspic, horizontally layered and vertically sliced for serving like a galantine of English culture and history. He has not been to London for 10 years.

William Donaldson's Week: Bailed out by Frank - again

WHEN Simon Carr and I were in Ibiza in 1983 - supposedly writing our painfully honest novels but, in fact, collaborating on The Complete Naff Guide - our lives were made a misery by a Rottweiler that lived in a villa between Carr's and mine.

Boxing: Lewis bout at Wembley

LENNOX LEWIS will defend his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against the American Oliver McCall at Wembley Arena on Saturday, 24 September. It will be the champion's first fight in London since knocking out Razor Ruddock at Earls Court in November 1992.

Council honour

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