All your life you're dreaming

Peter Parker tags along on some nocturnal excursions; The Tiger Garden: A Book of Writers' Dreams edited by Nicholas Royle, Serpent's Tail, pounds 9.99

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`Woman's Hour' will be 50 tomorrow, and really doesn't mind who knows it

It has survived liberation, post-feminism and a morning slot. Emma Daly pays tribute

What kids want and what they get

Clothes and crisps, toys and fizzy drinks, fast food and magazines - and cigarettes, alcohol, lottery tickets, video arcades, drugs. The children's economy is booming, in ways good and bad. Six children, from a child film star to11-year-old Sam, pictured in the bedroom of her council flat, tell us of their lives. By Lesley Gerard. Photographs by Christine Sullivan

Cantona to pay pounds 350 for assault

Eric Cantona was yesterday ordered to pay a photocopier salesman pounds 350 damages after a judge ruled he had attacked the man in a hotel brawl.

Letter: Wrong, Eurostar

Sir: The use of Eric Cantona to promote Eurostar ("Every man has his hour", 4 September) may lead a handful of football fans and cod philosophers to take a ride, but is this the market the company has in its sights? If seats remain empty, Eurostar's abysmal advertising must take most of the blame: one of the most witless, offputting and ineffective campaigns in advertising history.

Albert Camus, What's the Score?

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Photography: Offside! Manchester

Jane Richards realises that a football video doesn't have to mean Cup highlights

'Since I was not completely dead, and since I even resurrected, they have done everything they could to make sure I died a second time. We'll see who dies in the end' Eric Cantona on his exclusion from Euro 96

First seagulls and trawlers. Now the resurrection. Eric Cantona has reacted to his omission from the French team for next month's European Championship with yet another burst of bizarre imagery.

'Spitting' inquiry

FA Cup final


This week trace your family tree, plan a pub crawl in Dublin, and learn how to survive an earthquake ...

words : Fan

Last week's case of Matthew Simmons, the football fan kicked by Eric Cantona and later imprisoned for violent behaviour in court, will not have helped the reputation of fans in general. But then they didn't have much of a good name at the start. Fan was short for fanatic in the 17th century, fanatics in those days being mostly religions maniacs of one sort or another, so called because fanum was the Latin for a temple. Now that football is internationally accepted as the religion of the people, I suppose the derivation still has the ghost of a point left in it.

Howard doing it the wrong way; FAN'S EYE VIEW

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Cantona case fan was 'just cheering'

The non-appearance of Eric Cantona as a witness in the trial of the football fan accused of provoking a kung-fu attack by the Manchester United player meant that the prosecution must fail, magistrates were told yesterday.
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