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The mother of a six-month-old boy with Down's Syndrome has spoken of the human impact a planned mass eviction of travellers will have.

Cricket: Prichard restores the pride

Essex 252 Leicestershire 122-4

Letter: Town hall cabals

Letter: Town hall cabals

Letter: Euro-fiddles

Euro-fiddles

Letter: Nasty pleasures

Sir: Terence Blacker's perceptive "It's brutal, it's selfish, it's sex today" (Review, 23 February) provided a timely analysis of the increasingly obsessive preoccupation by TV drama makers to challenge and cross all the boundaries of sexual behaviour, both heterosexual and homosexual.

Books: A swampy tale deep in the heart of Essex

James Urquhart can't find the focus of a bold voyage from colonial forests to the ruins of Stansted Airport; Horse Latitudes by Jay Merrick Fourth Estate, pounds 10.99, 276pp

Dead prisoner's parents take case to Europe

THE PARENTS of a prisoner who was kicked and stamped to death by his schizophrenic cellmate are to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Letter: Out of school

Sir: School is not the only environment where children learn; they can gain a lot from being part of a family (of all shapes and sizes). Yet the British work ethic can often mean that one or both of the parents are away during all of a child's waking hours.

Crash pilot's body identified

Crash pilot's body identified

Letter: The role of Amnesty

Sir: Can I assume that when the Pinochet case goes back to the House of Lords, no members of an organisation that has lobbied vigorously for him will be allowed to judge his case? I am referring, of course, to the Conservative Party.

Comedy Alan Davies

With the wild success of Jonathan Creek, Alan Davies (above) is much in demand as an actor. But he remains a top-class stand-up, too. No earth-shattering radical on stage, Davies scores as an amiable bloke able to highlight the absurdities of everyday life. He muses that Green Lanes, a defiantly urban road in north London, only ever lives up to its name "at midnight on Saturday when everybody is chucking the salad off their kebabs." He heads an "Essex-mas Special" bill featuring Terry Alderton, Ricky Grover, Mandy Knight, John Mann, and Keith Dover at the Comedy Store, on Monday.

Letter: In the pipeline

Sir: Reports say Thames Water are laying off 300 staff. Will that be compulsory redundancies or natural leakage?

Boy brain-damaged in transfusion error

A BABY was left severely brain-damaged after being given the wrong blood in a transfusion because of a mix-up over surnames, a court heard yesterday.

Serial rapist is linked to ten attacks

A SERIAL sex attacker is believed to have struck at least 10 times in the past 16 months, police said yesterday. The man, who is considered extremely dangerous, has raped several of his victims. The attacks were in London, Essex and Brighton.

Dilemmas: You're gay. She's not. But she fancies you

A while ago, Andrew, who is gay, was pursued by a secretary at the office where he works. Finally, he told her he had a girlfriend, and she was very upset, thinking he had led her on. Did he do the right thing? Should he have said he was gay? Should he come out now?

Letter: Pinochet arrest

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