Student Cans of energy drinks are displayed in a store in California. The kick from caffeine has a growing number of consumers jumping into energy drinks-soft drinks spiked with nutritional aids and stimulants despite warnings from health professionals.

They're gross, says Eleanor Doughty, and they make you feel bad

London's ring of steel to expand

The Corporation of London is to enlarge its "ring of steel" security zone to the west of the City, as police continue to crack down on the threat of further IRA bomb attacks.

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Close shave

The jockeys Seb Sanders and Paul Fessey were lucky to escape serious injury in a horrifying high-speed fall in yesterday's richest race, the William Hill Trophy Handicap at York. With the field clocked at nearly 40 mph, the leader Secret Voucher, ridden by the 5lb claimer Fessey, snapped a foreleg and crashed to the ground.

This May, see red

Be radical, plan a visit to a bastion of Communism on May Day. You can always do the sunbathing afterwards. By Sue Wheat

Debts boost aids pounds 650m Railtrack project

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Yes

Wednesday, St Valentine's, Cupid out in force, broken arrows everywhere . But for the true of heart, his aim will bring the ring of truth. Rosie Millard swoons. Photographs by Jane Sebire and Derek Francis

Time, gentlemen, please

LAST ORDERS by Graham Swift, Picador pounds 8.99

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When women get framed:

SQAURE BITES NEAR THE SQUARE MILE

Since the 1989 opening of the Quality Chop House the scruffy Clerkenwell- City borders now house a selection of affordable, easy-going restaurants that shame London's posher districts.

Emily Green suggests Six easy-going restaurants on the City borders

Since the 1989 opening of The Quality Chop House in Farringdon Road, the scruffy Clerkenwell-City borders now house a selection of affordable, easy-going restaurants that are the envy of posher districts

Dickens may have spoken here

Rachel Halliburton gets in full voice for a rowdy night of debate with the Ancient Cogers

Red is the colour : FOOD & DRINK : WINES OF THE WEEK

Victoria Wine kicks off its February promotion with reductions on a handful of Spanish reds, including the l989 Chivite Reserva Navarra, down to £3.99 from the list price of £4.59 (and £4.49 at Thresher Wine Shops), a softly juicy, slightly gamey blend of tempranillo and garnacha.

OBITUARIES: George Jeffery

I was a friend and customer of George Jeffery for 50 years, and echo Nigel Tattersfield's sentiments on his honesty and great knowledge of books [obituary, 13 January], writes Tony Bryant.

OBITUARY: George Jeffery

George Jeffery, bookdealer: born London 31 March 1925; married (five children); died Dorset 31 December 1994.

Editors removed at `Guardian' and `Observer'

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