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An investigation found Fonterra’s bacteria warning was a false alarm

Oil town finds a new source of wealth on tap

The good people of Houston, Texas, may shortly have one more brand of bottled water to consider alongside Perrier and Evian. The name has not yet been chosen, but the provenance has: the city taps.

Golf: Nicholas inspired for title defence

Britain's Alison Nicholas has an early opportunity to make amends for the disappointment of losing a play-off in France last week when she defends her title in the pounds 110,000 Guardian Irish Open at Luttrellstown Castle, near Dublin, today.

Golf; Birdies bring Nicholas the lead

Alison Nicholas, of Britain, shot her third-consecutive round of 68 to move clear of the field at the Evian Masters in France yesterday.

Golf: Morley out in front

Britain's Joanne Morley repeated her opening round 67 on the second day of the Evian Masters in France yesterday to take an outright lead.

Golf: Morley on the charge

Britain's Joanne Morley and Amy Alcott, of the United States, took advantage of ideal conditions to fire five-under-par 67s to lead the Evian Masters after the first round yesterday.

Pop: INXS Glasgow Barrowlands

Some time in the past, although I'm sure even now he doesn't regret it, Michael Hutchence said, "I love being famous... it makes me feel wanted and loved and noticed." That's one reason, I guess, INXS keep playing after 17 years on the circuit. Another may be his personal life - how long can a man stand to be billed as "Mr Paula Yates"? Ironic, since much of Paula's fame has derived from those she's hung out with, and INXS have at least made hypnotic music. It was never much more than white dance- rock for those who can't dance, a typically 1980s sound, but around the era of Kick, back in 1987, INXS were indisputably funky. It's those memories that dragged me here, to a relocated venue considerably smaller than the one they'd been scheduled to play, to see what was occurring. And, by golly, excess is delivered.

I kept thinking 'This is not pain, this is not pain ...'

The time: April 1983 The place: Princess Anne Maternity Hospital, Southampton The woman: Jenni Murray, BBC presenter

Davies avoids water hazards to claim victory

Laura Davies collected her 23rd European win and a cheque for pounds 56,250 with a closing-round 68 to retain her title in the Evian Masters in France on Saturday.

Easy victory for watchful Davies

Easy victory for watchful Davies

The thing about... bottled water

WWhat is water to you? The start of life? Something you own shares in? Something you get from a standpipe? Or a fashion accessory?

Hackney seizes narrow lead

Britain's Lisa Hackney stepped up her challenge for a Solheim Cup place with eight birdies in a six-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Evian Masters in Evian, France, yesterday.

TICKET OFFER: ABUNDANCE

Opening this week at the Riverside Studios is the British Premiere of Abundance, sponsored by Evian and starring Myriam Cyr and ex- Bond girl Maryam d'Abo. Written by Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart, Abundance is set in late 1860s Wyoming and charts the lives of two mail-order brides who head out West in search of a new life.

Davies quick to set sights on double

BILL JOHNSON

Davies has leading edge

An eagle at the final hole helped Britain's Laura Davies increase her overnight lead to three strokes following a third round of 69 in the Evian Masters here yesterday, writes Bill Johnson from Evian.

Nicholas in hot pursuit

Laura Davies and Alison Nicholas produced a flurry of birdies and eagles in the second round of the Evian Masters here yesterday, writes Bill Johnson from Evian, France.
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