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Full bodied, good bouquet ... Evian?

It's not what you drink, but why you drink it, says Douglas Johnson - w ho admits he's a waterholic

Golf: Alfredsson triumphant: Briton overhauled by Swede's driving finish

A BURST of four birdies on the last eight holes saw Sweden's Helen Alfredsson sweep past Britain's Lora Fairclough to a three- stroke victory in the Evian Masters in France yesterday. Fairclough finished joint second with Australia's Sarah Gautrey.

Golf: Fairclough takes the honours

LORA FAIRCLOUGH held the chasing pack at bay with a second round of 72 in the Evian Masters in Evian, France, yesterday. With a four-under-par halfway aggregate of 140, the Lancashire woman leads by three strokes from the West Country player, Trish Johnson, with Sweden's Helen Alfredsson and Sarah Gautrey of Australia one stroke further behind.

Fashion Update: In the drink

THE NEXT hot fashion accessory is a bottle of water, writes Marion Hume. So puritanical is fashion now that bottles of Vittel, Evian and Glacier (the latter particularly stylish because the bottle is designed by Philippe Starck) have replaced the statement jewellery, handbags and scarves which the truly fashionable now consider just too, too Eighties.

A pop auction with bottle: Souvenirs from the career of Madonna are the main attraction of a sale of rock memorabilia

THE THIRST for pop memorabilia is insatiable. An Evian mineral water bottle, whose neck is said to have been covered in pink lipstick by Madonna, is to be sold at Christie's next month for an estimated pounds 500 to pounds 700.

They're in it for the disposable income: Not everyone is happy about a National Childbirth Trust deal with Pampers nappies. Deborah Jackson reports

THE LETTERS 'NCT' are as closely linked to modern parenthood as 'TCP' or 'BMX'. The National Childbirth Trust enters many middle-class lives during the second trimester of pregnancy. In America, they sign up for LaMaze. In Britain, conscientious prospective parents enroll on NCT couples' classes.

Rescue delayed by 'hidden' fire extinguishers: Staff used cups of water in an attempt to save burning asylum seeker, inquest told

STAFF at a Croydon immigration centre used cups of water in an attempt to save a man who had set fire to himself because fire extinguishers had been hidden by staff fearful that angry asylum seekers would use them as weapons, Westminster coroner's court heard yesterday.
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